In keeping with our guild mission statement, we strive to offer programs that feature local and national guest speakers. Our specialty groups within the guild offer interesting programs too. All programs are conducted at our monthly day and night meetings. Whenever possible, corresponding workshops are held on the Wednesday following the monthly meeting. We are currently booking our 2019 speakers and are looking forward to an exciting year.
All programs are free to OPQG members. A $10 fee will be charged to non-members for a program featuring a guest speaker.
January 22 – OPQG members will shine with Show and Tell of their own quilts. Share your first quilt, favorite quilt, most recent, quilt, etc. This is our Guild’s celebration of us!
February 26 – Sew Simple Quilt Shoppe, Springfield, MO – Come listen to Amber tell us all about her quilting journey! She will have a wonderful trunk show to share.
March 26 – Suzn Quilts – Susan Marth will talk to us about “Having Fun in Your Sewing Room”. Love to quilt but can’t find the time? Susan can help you budget your time to include the passion you love, quilting! While showing her own quilts she discusses choosing the right projects, setting up your sewing room or area, storage, plus other household tasks such as cooking and cleaning. Just a few minutes each day will produce quilts that you and your family will treasure.
March 27 – Workshop—Dresdens on the Square
Templates: $10.00 (Mini), $8.00 (Tiny) Optional
April 23 – Something Stitched – Sharon Wasteney talks about “Inspirations, Reflections, and Creations” along with a trunk show of traditional and non-traditional quilts that will inspire and motivate quilters as they follow the process of this art quilter to reflect on experiences, to be inspired to interpret those experiences into artful quilts and ways to create them. Sharon had a wall hanging, “There is No Blue Without Yellow and Orange” in the 2017 Cherrywood Van Gogh Challenge!
April 24 – Workshop—Hexie Flower Collage
Fee: $20.00 (includes instructions and some supplies)
May 28 – Mara Tegtmeyer – We will hear about Marga’s unique and interesting life that led to quilting as she talks to us about her quilting journey.
May 29 – Workshop—Tri-axial Weaving
Fee: $30.00 (includes kit)
June 25 – Reeze Hanson presents an inspiring program “Inspiration is in the Air” that demonstrates the surprising and often hilarious places and things that produce inspiration for quilts. From the tile on floors in public restrooms to architectural details to the flower garden in your yard, quilt inspiration is literally in the air.
June 26 – Workshop—The Merry Go Round Quilt—or Fun with the 60 Degree Ruler
Fee: $30.00 (estimate—may change)
July 23 – Jan Patek – Jan will be speaking to us about “Leisure Quilts as Refrigerator Art”.
July 24 – Workshop—TBD
August 27 – Frond Design Studios – Jane Unger will be doing a trunk show and presentation of traditional, modern, and art quilts. Jane’s quilts are beautiful and unique.
August 28 – Workshop—Art Quilting Collage
September 24 – TBD
October 22 – Auction
November – No meeting
December 3 – Annual OPQG Christmas Party