Common Threads

You are invited to attend the meetings called Common Threads. Common Threads, organized on September 22, 1999, was formed in response to students who expressed a desire for a social group where they could be instructed in or share handicraft skills, such as sewing, quilting, and other forms of needlework. The skills taught may be as simple as sewing on a button or hemming a dress to designing a community quilt. Membership is open to anyone in the college community.

Meetings will be held every other week on Mondays, from 4:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., in Lipscomb Library. Most of our meetings are held in the Robert C. Watts Rare Book Room on the fifth floor. Please use the elevator or the stairs near the elevator. Occasionally, we meet in the Lininger Children's Literature Browsing Room. Please use the stairs in the Current Periodical Room and walk up to the fifth floor.

Our Next Meeting

Monday, April 23: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
UFO (UnFinished Object)

Robert C. Watts Rare Book Room
Lipscomb Library

If you're not interested in the current meeting topic,
please bring any UFO (UnFinished Object) and join us.

Other Meetings

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Costuming Web Sites

Knitting and Crochet Web Sites

Helping Others with Needlework

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The World AIDS Day Committee asked Common Threads to construct a tapestry to be hung in the Student Center every year on December 1st. The appliqué was completed for World AIDS Day 2000. Currently, Common Threads members are quilting the tapestry.

World AIDS Day Tapestry

The tapestry has a rainbow in the background with a large tree in front. The leaves of the tree represent spring, summer, and autumn. We will leave some tree branches bare to symbolize winter. We thank the Dean of Students Office for providing funds for the supplies we needed to construct the tapestry.

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Meetings during the Fall Semester, 2006

Bullet September 6: Involvement Fair

Bullet September 11: Organizational Meeting, Show and Tell, and UFO (UnFinished Object)

Bullet September 25: Beginning Knitting and Beginning Crochet

Bullet October 9: CANCELLED due to conflict with the open community meeting

Bullet October 23: Beginning Knitting and Beginning Crochet (continued)

Bullet November 6: Intermediate Knitting and Intermediate Crochet

Bullet November 20: UFO (UnFinished Object) and Beginning Hand Embroidery

Bullet December 4: UFO (UnFinished Object)


Meetings during the Spring Semester, 2007

Bullet January 29: Show and Tell and UFO (UnFinished Object)

Bullet February 12: UFO (UnFinished Object)

Bullet February 26: Knitting and Crochet

Bullet March 12: Hand Embroidery Stitches

Bullet March 26: Knitting and Crochet

Bullet April 9: Hand Embroidery Stitches

Bullet April 23: UFO (UnFinished Object)

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Meetings held during the
2005-2006 Academic Year
2004-2005 Academic Year
2003-2004 Academic Year
2002-2003 Academic Year
2001-2002 Academic Year
2000-2001 Academic Year
1999-2000 Academic Year

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If you have any questions or comments, please contact one of the group coordinators:
    Anne Buckmaster
    Kate Goodman
    Lynne Weaver
    Frances Webb

If you would like your name added to the Common Threads distribution list, please e-mail Frances Webb.

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Frances E. Webb
Lipscomb Library
2500 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, Virginia 24503

revised April 10, 2007

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Background by Windy

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