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Applique Groups



  • Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month (unless notified otherwise) at 9:30 a.m. at 2738 S. Campbell in the Village Shopping Center. Most days anyone who wants to can stay and spend the day working on projects.
  • This beginning appliqué group, subsequently named the Turning Points, was formed in May 2009 for anyone interested in learning appliqué, both hand and machine.
  • We started with the very basics.
  • The meetings are focused on teaching various techniques and applying them by practice.
  • The group selected a simple hand appliqué wall hanging as our first project.
  • Our second project will feature machine appliqué. Each member will select a pattern of their choosing and work at their own pace.
  • The members are at all different skill levels, from beginners to advance. We invite those more experienced in appliqué to join us and share your knowledge or just come for the camaraderie.

For additional information contact Karen Jones at kjones519@centurytel.net

Designer Threads

Wearable Arts Group

The Wearable Arts Group was formed to further the art of making designer clothing utilizing a variety of techniques. This group meets the third Wednesday of every month.

Contact either Billie Tordt b.tordt44@att.net 417-887-2660 or
Sandy Higgins 417-889-4532 for more information.




At the March meeting we had a discussion about the differences between pajamas and lounging pajamas. After this topic was resolved, we moved on to tote bags and purses. Several of us have finished purses already for the Fashion Show. Don’t forget the jacket workshop in May with Figure Flattering Quiltwear.

These jackets will make a great addition to the show.

Lately we have had a small number of members coming to Designer Threads meetings. Most of us there prefer to work on our projects at home anyway so we haven’t come to any decision about a joint project. We would like to have some input from members on ideas for our group. In the past we have made buttons and jewelry from polymer clay. We’ve also dyed fabric with Rit dye and shave cream foam and used stencils and various paints on sweatshirts and t-shirts .

If any of these appeal to you, or if you have other projects you want to try, let us know. Call or email and tell us what you’re interested in creating.

See you the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 9:30 AM.

Billie Tordt                     Sandy Higgins

We’re here every 3rd Wednesday at 9:30 am. Come see us.

For you new members, Designer Threads is open to all members.


Some Past Meetings

 ”On 3/21/2012 Designer Threads were making scarves to be donated to the Boutique for the 2012 OPQG Quilt Show.”


The pictures are from the Designer Threads meeting 2/16/2011 where everyone is working on their jackets.


Featherweight Group


The Featherweight Group is for people who own Singer Featherweight 221s and would like to get together with other Featherweight owners to sew on them. We meet on the second Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. during the regular open sew at the Guild meeting place on South Campbell. For more information contact us

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Quilt Odyssey


This is a beginning group for OPQG members interested in taking a journey into Art Quilts. Set aside the 3rd Saturday of each month to explore hands on techniques, unusual fibers, new art products and create original art quilts. This group is introduced to contemporary quilting and machine techniques testing the waters and spreading their wings.

  • Come meet at 9:30 am on the 3rd Saturday each month and enjoy working with Maureen Ashlock and Lily Kerns.
  • Information on meeting topics, supplies and speakers are sent via e-mail and the guild newsletter.