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  This class will be held in Fullerton, CA. and there is a deadline date of June 26th to sign-up.



Merry Cox – A Young Lady’s Workbox & My Heart Holds thy Love

September 17th Merry will be teaching two classes at OCSG.   The morning class will be devoted to Young Lady’s Workbox, a beautifully painted sewing box with compartments to hold your stitched treasures.  A stitched tray with very unique finishing, can be removed to hold threads, buttons, scissors, ruler, etc.  Also stitched a pincushion, pin keep, and needle case.  Kit includes hand painted workbox, all materials for stitching and finishing. merryworkbox

The afternoon class will be an exclusive class to OCSG My Heart Holds Thy Love, a Shaker mini carrier, 4 3/4″ x  3 1/4″ with a child’s hand as the pattern for the overlap.  Inside the carrier Merry has designed a heart made from velvet featuring hands and another heart reproduced from Merry’s collection which opens revealing love sentiments.  To complete the set a stitched banner held onto the handle with a vintage brass clip and sprig of antique German flowers. merrymyheartbox

Please note these classes are not available by mail and you must be in attendance to take the class.

Contact Carol Hayes for more information



Catherine Theron “Early Spring Lambs”Finish work


August 6th meeting will be devoted to finishing Early Spring Lambs with Carol Hayes and Joanne Seruto.  They will be leading this darling stitchery book and fob, a project for guilds by Catherine Theron.

Contact Carol Hayes for more information