Common Thread Quilts
Linda McCarthy, Owner
97 Davis Straits Road (Rte 28)
Falmouth, MA 02540
Common Thread Quilts has been in business for five years
located in a converted barn. It is filled with beams, slats on the walls separating
the plaster sections and a real wooden sliding barn door. Lots of character with
quilts hanging everywhere, even from the loft/classroom railing.
They have a special room reserved for the new arrivals,
seasonal items, samples, and those special things on sale. The door to this little
room is that sliding barn door.
Some very special quilt groups meet in the store:
- There is Hand Work Wednesdays: bring your hand stitching (appliqué,
embroidery, embellishment, piecing) projects to work on. It is open to everyone
who loves to do hand work.
- On Thursday evenings, you can come to the store with your unfinished
machine projects and work on them with supervised help from the staff.
- What began as a class in one of Eleanor Burns’ techniques has
turned into a one day a month class on many quick techniques (including
many more of Eleanor Burns' quick techniques and quilt projects)
- During the summer they are had a series of special "Mom's Mondays" classes.
- A reunion is planned for one of their block of the month groups.
It is so much fun to take one of these classes, but very special for the
participants to see each other's quilts!
Their class brochure shows a wonderful variety of classes,
from hand to machine, including also soft dolls and clothing.
One very unique idea that the store has in how they package
their gift certificates. The certificate is inside a fabric envelope tied with a ribbon.
Some great sewing related fabrics are used, so you can pick a theme that will appeal
to the quilter who will receive the gift certificate.
Linda McCarthy, the store owner was very involved in the
design and completion of a local school project: A huge flag quilt that has gone
on to be displayed in other quilting and non-quilting venues. Each of the children
from the school had their picture taken in a red, white or blue shirt and then these
photos were printed on fabrics. It makes a very unique quilt.
©2003 Dori Hawks