March meeting: Nita Brock

Our March 17th meeting will be held at San Antonio Heights CC in Upland, Ca.  Nita will be teaching her Paper Mache Workbox.  Covered in 1900 dictionary pages it will feature a hand pincushion and vintage flower.  Contact Carol Hayes    for more information. nitaworkbox3Nitaworkbox1


February meeting: Arlene Baker

February 17th we welcome Arlene Baker back to OCSG.  She will be teaching a No-Sew Felt Rose pin with Buds.   Arlene assures this pretty accessory is simple and quick to make.  Completely no sew construction, the flower petals are cut from wool.  Vintage molds will be used to make the leaf.  This piece is available by mail.  Contact Carol Hayes for more information  .  Meeting will be held at Sunny Hills Church of Christ, Fullerton, Ca. Arlenefeltpin

January meeting: Melinda Toppenberg

MelindaRosyheartJanuary 27th Melinda Toppenberg will be teaching her annual scissor fob.  2018 brings a Rosy Heart which centers on a handcut heart shaped rhodochrosite stone.  It is accented with vintage West German beads and Swarovski crystals.  This piece is available by mail and you have a choice to have Melinda assemble it for a nominal fee.  This meeting will take place at Sunny Hills Church of Christ, Fullerton, Ca.   For more information contact Carol Hayes at    .

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:


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  This kit is available by mail, deadline date to order 9/2



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.


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 for more information.