Thursday, April 26, 2012

Introducing "Gatherings"

An assembly or meeting, esp. a social or festive one or one held for a specific purpose: "a family gathering"

What is a Common Threads Gathering?  Well, it's not far from the actual definition, to us it is "an assembly of creative people for the purpose of inspiring one another to complete projects they can't otherwise complete at home".

We will be holding Gatherings throughout the year and invite you to spend the weekend with us at the quilt shop working on quilting projects, crafts, scrapbooking, card making, knitting, and anything else your creative heart desires.  We will provide food but you will go home every night.

The cost is $25.00 which includes five meals and space to work.  Currently we have two gatherings scheduled, June 8th - 10th and August 17th - 19th.  The Gathering hours are Friday 10am - 10pm, Saturday 10am - 10pm, and Sunday 10am - 4pm.

If you're interested in attending either of the Gatherings, please call us at 320-834-2563 or email Julie at

Monday, April 16, 2012

Inspirational retreat weekend

We were invited to hold demos and bring our "traveling" store to Inspiration Point Bible Camp last weekend and the weekend before Easter.  There aren't words to explain how much fun we had.  Holly, Mom, and I were able to work on projects of our own, share demos of products we love, and bring our shop on the road....who could ask for more?  We would have liked to personally thank everyone that attended the retreat both weekends, but there were so many women that we weren't able we'll thank you on the blog...THANK YOU!  We appreciated it and I know Inspiration Point did too!  We also can't forget to thank everyone that worked at the camp and made the weekend a success...a special Thank You to Janet and Cindy for organizing the whole thing and of course Charlie for the amazing meals!

Our traveling quilt shop
Demoing the I-top button maker

Ladies hard at work

The view from our work area

A new take on the Grace Bag

Holly making a greeting card