2018 is here!

New year new location! January’s Dogwood Quilters Guild monthly meeting was super fun with five new members to start the year out right. Welcome all new members!

We are still meeting the first Saturday of the month, same time 9:30 am (get there early) but now back to the original location, Grace Episcopal Church On Mt. Olive.

We Show and Tell at the end of EVERY meeting! Here’s my fav from January.

Ever tried a MYSTERY QUILT? Come to every meeting for the next clue and directions. Completers get prizes btw. Here’s some pics of 2017 completers

This years Mystery Quilt is called PINS AND NEEDLES, sew with us!

Remember February 3rd is a quilt binding class with our local quilt shop owner Pam Goggans of Sager Creek Quilts. Bring a small quilt, placemat, or potholder to bind- along with your travel machine and thread.

This year we plan on increasing our pet quilt donations to Tailwaggers, Quilts of Honor for the Old Vets Home, and baby quilts for the Siloam Springs Hospital.

Keep in mind that in April there is a small quilt challenge all in violet or purple. Need details? Come to the meeting or email us at

Sew long!

End of the Year Luncheon

December is the time to celebrate with our annual luncheon. Bring a side dish or dessert and don’t forget a wrapped fat quarter of any quilt shop quality variety.

Also, reminding all members that January is our GET R DONE prizewinning meeting. Bring in a photo of all your UFO projects for 2018’s list and receive prizes for the stuff you got done in 2017!

Calling all Ladybugs!

Chickens, sheep, and cats OH MY!

What a beautiful time to retreat at Lake Fort Smith! This week was full of fun, games, casseroles not to mention some new munchies favorites like peanut butter fudge and chocolate waffle cookies…the best food cooks in NWA and THE BEST QUILT FAIRY!

Last year, I was fascinated by all the quilts covering each of the ladybug bunks. I took pictures of every bed. This year my fascination continued but on a more minuscule size, pincushions! Can you find your pin holder? Can you tell whose is whose? How well do you know your quilting companion?

I prowled around snapping pictures of the cutest pin holders ever seen, and not too many were of the red tomato kind.  Some created out of need, and others expertly  crafted to resemble a favorite animal or a favorite pet, all having the same function- keeping pins in their place.

See you in November!  Bring your quarters for our SILENT QUILT AUCTION!

September meeting

Change in the plans for the September 7th Guild Meeting!

Get ready, get supplies, start your engines!

We are having another BABY BLANKET RACE! Bring you sewing machine, needles, and thread- kits are provided by the guild. Bring a friend for this fun challenge to increase our donation to the Siloam Springs Regional Hospital Nursery.

Here are some pictures from last years pattern:

Did you know……

It's nearly time for our monthly meeting August 5th. Did you know we have a fat quarter of fabric drawing at every single guild meeting? Also there are two other door prize gifts usually from Sager Creek Quilt Shop. It's always fun to win at something!

August meeting is at the Masonic Lodge this month!
Bring a pet themed fat qtr and $1 for the drawing.
Bring 20$ for a chance to win a registration for the Ricky Tims Luminarium conference

In the next few months there are several local quilts nearby. So if you like going on a drive, check these out:

Little Balkans Quilt Guild 30th Annual Quilt Show September 1st & 2nd, 2017

Friday-Saturday 9am – 5pm
503 N. Pine, Pittsburg KS
Admission 5$

Comforts of Home
2017 Quilt Show by Pryor Patches Quilt Guild
September 22nd & 23rd, 2017
Friday-Saturday 9am – 4pm
MidAmerica Expo Center
US 69 South
Pryor, OK
Admission $5

Autumn in the Ozarks
By Hill 'N Hollow Quilters Guild
October 19-21, 2017
Thursday – Friday 9am – 4pm
Admission 5$

Fun with Sharon Phillips

July meeting featured a group sew in with one our own Dogwood Quilters, Sharon Phillips. If you have ever purchased a Hex N More template and didn’t know what to do with it- 

This was your class! Honestly I wasn’t interested at first because in my mind HEXY= COMPLICATED but when I heard the word WONKY I was all in!

Also, any class, block, or pattern that uses up scraps from your stash ( a stashbuster) is my favorite! I personally have a deep love for old fashioned quilts made by grannies using scrap fabric, old clothing, and/or flour sacks. 

Check out my hexy!

Can’t wait for retreat to finish this one up.

Thanks Sharon!!

Quilt Fair at Shiloh Museum in Springdale

Small Quilt Display

The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale has a wonderful quilt fair on the second Saturday of September every year.

 For the last three years they have added a “small quilt” display to the fair curated by our own April Rusch. 

 The group who previously provided quilts for the display has disbanded, the Dogwood Guild is to provide quilts for the display.

 There are no hard and fast rules, and the general guideline for the small quilts is that the quilt be APPROXIMATELY 20 inches x 20 inches or smaller. But there are no quilt police at this fair and it’s likely that several of the placemats some of you made for the what’s for dinner challenge would be more than ideal for the display. 
If you would like to join the Guild contact us! 

We would be delighted to display your tiny quilt also, bring your submission no later than the September Dogwood guild meeting the first Saturday in September. Feel free to get contact April with any questions you have or