About Orange Coast Sampler Guild

The Orange Coast Sampler Guild is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting education into the history and art of sampler making. Members study needlework techniques, history of samplers and sampler design. Program meetings are held on Saturdays, January through October, (dark the months of June, July, Nov & Dec) at the Sunny Hills Church of Christ in Fullerton California. Guild membership is $30.00, due each year in February. For further information, email mwalsleben@socal.rr.com

September meeting: Jenny Huff

September 16th meeting at 10:00am will feature Jenny (Santos) Huff, founder of Artesia High School’s “Needlepoint Millennials Club”.  Jenny will be speaking about her group and her mission to bring the art of needlepoint to high school students.  Her goal is to spread the joy and appreciation of needlepoint to high school students while providing an environment of creativity and relaxation.  She started the club in the winter of 2015 and today there are 70 + students who put down their electronics and stitch.  Meeting is at Sunny Hills Church of Christ in Fullerton, contact Carol Hayes for more information:     chayes002@socal.rr.com

 

October Meeting: Catherine Theron

October 14th Catherine will be here teaching her Wee Sampler Sewing Book.  The book measures 4″ x 3″ and is an interpretation of an antique sampler in Catherine’s possession.   Inside a place to hold scissors, pincushion and needles.  This class takes place in Fullerton, Ca. and deadline date to sign up is Sept. 2nd contact Carol Hayes for more information chayes002@socal.rr.com  This kit is available by mail, deadline date to order 9/2

 

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August Meeting: Linda Vinson

August 12th Linda will be teaching her Civil War Huswife which features authentic reproduction Civil War quilt fabric.  Linda’s presentation that goes with the piece will give some insight into the lives of the women that would have made such a huswife to send off with their son, husband, or beau.  An authentic Civil War era button is included.  Union or Confederate flag will be charted so you can choose if you would like to personalize with your very own Civil War ancestor.  Contact Carol Hayes for more information at chayes002@socal.rr.com  This class will be held in Fullerton, CA. and there is a deadline date of June 26th to sign-up.

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April meeting: Arlene Baker’s Rose Pin & Wool Pincushion

Arlene will be with us for our April 8th meeting teaching her Paper Bag Rose pin.  A brown paper grocery bag is cut, layered and shaped to make an elegant paper rose that resembles leather.  Arlene’s special technique will produce a vintage like rose.  The small wool pincushion uses a bottle cap, felt, velvet floral embellishments and antique glass beads.  Contact Carol Hayes Chayes002@socal.rr.com for more information.

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March meeting, Nita Brock’s wool sewing book

Nita Brock will be with us for our March 11th meeting, Sunny Hills Church of Christ, Fullerton, beginning at 10:00a.  She has designed a sewing book to hold essential stitching tools.  Featuring a pocket in the basket and a sunflower pin cushion,  the folio measures 5″ x 7″.  This project is limited to 25 and available by mail, nitawool2 email Carol Hayes for more information  chayes002@socal.rr.com     (more pictures and coupon will be in the March newsletter).

 

 

Feb. OCSG Tea with Judith Tyner

Saturday February 11th, is the OCSG annual tea at Sunny Hills Church of Christ, Fullerton.  Judith Tyner, author of Stitching the World:  Embroidered Maps and Women’s Geographical Education” will be the guest speaker.  From the late 18th century for about 50 years, schoolgirls in the UK and America created embroidered map samplers and silk globes.  These samplers were designed to teach needlework and geography.  Come hear why an explosion of interest in geography caused by the American and French Revolutions and explorations of Lewis and Clark made the study of maps exciting and important.  Beginning at 10:00a,  our tea is also open to non-members, paid reservations must be made by February 9th, $30.00.  Contact Carol Hayes, chayes002@socal.rr.com  for more information.