Category: Guild Activities

2018 Golden Thimble Award Winner

The Golden Thimble Award is an annual award, voted on by the membership and given by the guild, to recognize a member that has given extraordinary service to the guild.


The membership has decided that the 2018 Golden Thimble Award should go to Nancy Yeomans for her dedicated time and efforts at the Ozark Piecemakers Quilt Guild. Nancy goes above and beyond in service to our quilt guild, including reorganizing the facility for more efficiency and getting the by-laws reviewed and updated. Way to go, Nancy, and thank you for all you do!

Vicki Samsel, President, presented the award to Nancy Yeomans




Past Golden Thimble Award Winners

  • 2017 Mary Loker
  • 2016 – Connie Bradford
  • 2015 – Karen Stanley
  • 2014 – Janice Woodring
  • 2013 – Genelle Reaves
  • 2012 – Bari Berger
  • 2011 – Judy Gold
  • 2010 – Kay Turner
  • 2009 – Maureen Ashlock
  • 2008 – Ann Highfill
  • 2007 – Nancy Whitaker
  • 2006 – Becky Toelke
  • 2005 – Lucille Sanders & Mary Marlin
  • 2004 – Evelyn Mihlfeld
  • 2003 – Betty Adams
  • 2002 – Donna Bollinger
  • 2001 – Louise Venturoni
  • 2000 – Liz Jackson & Nancy Jeffryes
  • 1999  – Sue Childers

Education Classes


Education classes meet monthly at OPQG

Village Shopping Center, 2738 S. Campbell, Springfield, MO

The day for these classes will vary.


  • These monthly quilting classes are taught by guild members and are for guild members only.
  • Members must pay a $10 cash deposit to hold their place in class. When the member arrives at the class, the $10 is refunded. If the member does not attend, the money goes into guild funds. If you cancel no later than 1 week prior to the class, you will receive your deposit back at the next Guild meeting.
  • Money is collected at the Education table at the montly meetings or by the ladies below.
  • Class signups begin 2 months prior to the date of the class.
  • These classes cover all aspects of quilting from beginning level quilting to the most advanced techniques.
  • For your convenience, some supply lists will be e-mailed or snail mailed.
  • Classes begin at 9:30 am sharp and last until about 2 pm.
  • Please see the Guild Calendar for the class dates each month (usually on the first Thursday) and below for more details.
  • If you are interested in taking a class, teaching a class, or sharing a technique please contact the co-chairmen with questions –
       Yevonne Shafer 
       Wanda Cofelt
       Laura Allen
       Jeannine Alderhold

    (see the Membership List under the Members Login for contact information).



  • Thursday, August 1 – Two Fabric  Bargello, teacher – Judi Reed


  • Thursday, September 5 – Sweatshirt  Jacket, teacher – Barbara Benoit


  • Thursday, October 3 – Collage Class given by Terri Jones


  • Thursday, November 7 -Christmas Wreath – Evelyn Mihlfeld and Yevonne Shafer 


  • Thursday, December 5 –  Hand Quilting – Nancy Jones





  • Thursday, January 2 – Beginning Machine Quilting by Karen Stanley


  • Thursday, February 6 –  Fabric Color – MaryAnn Wenger