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
If you're not interested in the current meeting topic,
please bring any UFO (UnFinished Object) and join us.
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.
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.
Meetings during the Fall Semester, 2006
September 6: Involvement Fair
September 11: Organizational Meeting, Show and Tell, and UFO (UnFinished Object)
September 25: Beginning Knitting and Beginning Crochet
October 9: CANCELLED due to conflict with the open community meeting
October 23: Beginning Knitting and Beginning Crochet (continued)
November 6: Intermediate Knitting and Intermediate Crochet
November 20: UFO (UnFinished Object) and Beginning Hand Embroidery
December 4: UFO (UnFinished Object)
Meetings during the Spring Semester, 2007
January 29: Show and Tell and UFO (UnFinished Object)
February 12: UFO (UnFinished Object)
February 26: Knitting and Crochet
March 12: Hand Embroidery Stitches
March 26: Knitting and Crochet
April 9: Hand Embroidery Stitches
April 23: UFO (UnFinished Object)
If you have any questions or comments,
please contact one of the group coordinators:
If you would like your name added to the Common Threads distribution list, please e-mail Frances Webb.
Frances E. Webb
2500 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, Virginia 24503
revised April 10, 2007