August 14, 2007

Welcome lacemakers!

Posted in Announcements at 2:35 pm by dogwoodlace

The Dogwood Lace Guild meets on the first Saturday of most months.    We are a group interested in making various types of lace.  Some of our members tat and knit lace.  Others make bobbin and needle laces.  If you have old laces, we may be able to tell you more about them.

We would love to have you join us if you are in Northwest Arkansas.  If you want to contact please leave a comment, and we’ll get back to you.  (see below this box)  We would love to hear from you.

Contact this group for dates of Demonstrations in the area, if you are interested in attending those events.

Please check back as we improve this web site.



  1. Adele Ward said,

    Hi fellow lacemakers,
    Congratulations on you web page. I am your new Southern Regional Director and need to confirm your contact information for the IOLI Handbook. In the 2006-2007 Handbbook your contact person was Peggy Bowen. Is this information correct?
    Thank you for the invitation to attend a meeting when in the area.
    Adele Ward

  2. Muriel Schmidt said,

    Greetings from Eureka Springs.

    I will be 88 years old and for my birthday I plan to have a special ‘tea time”.. with a fairly large display of my grandmother’s lace collections.. She had been a milliner ( she was born 1851) and in her shop she had a wide variety of gifts, tatting supplies, lace collars of all sizes, and the “tea time” will be held at the FAMILY HERITAGE MUSEUM,, located in connection with the ONYX CAVE PARK,, about 3 miles east of Eureka Springs. I would be happy to send special maps so you can find the location easily…

    These laces were all machine-made, but I also have a lovely example of Battenburg lace in my mother-in-laws silk slip made 1914 by the Irish nuns…

    I would like to become a member of your group, if you wish to send me an application blank. to the below address..
    Thank you..

    Muriel Schmidt
    2966 County Road 207
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632- 9469

  3. kathydlg said,

    Hi, I just thought that as Secretary of the Dogwood Lace Guild, It would be nice to introduce my self. I will try to post information, that I think is important to our guild and the comunity as I can. I would like to let you know that we will be doing a Demonstration of Lace making in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on April 19, 2008, at the Headquarters House in Downtown Fayetteville,on Dixson Street, in association with the re-enactment of the “Battle of Fayetteville.” We will be there in the morning from about 9am. We would love to have you come out and see how lace is made, and if you are a lacemaker, please come out and demonstate along with us. Period costuming is recommended. Thanks

    Our next Demonstration will be in June at the Park in Silome Springs on June 21 from 9a until 5p. I will try to write more as the event comes closer.

    Also, don’t forget we meet on the 1st Saturday of each month at 10a in Springdale, Arkansas, at the Art Center of the Ozarks. Our next meeting will be on May 3.2008

    If you need and information, or if you would like to recommend an oppurtunity for us to Demonstrate the Art of Lace Making in your area, please contact us we would be glad to hear from you.


    Kathy Bailey,
    Secetary of the Dogwood Lace Guild

  4. kathydlg said,

    I just want to thank those of you who were able to make it for the demonstration in April. I understand it went well. We were well represented by our President, Peggy Bowen and our Treasurer Glenda Lee.

    Don’t forget that as of now our next demonstration is in Silome Springs on June 21 from 9a until around 5p. Again costumes are recommended. (but please don’t let the lack of a costume stop you from coming) This demonstration will be held in the park in Downtown Silome Springs.

    Also, don’t forget, that our next meeting is on May 3, 2008 at the Art Center of the Ozarks, beginning at 10a.

    Also if you have volunteer hours for the last year, please bring them with you to the meeting, or e-mail them to Peggy Bowen as soon as possible.


    Kathy Bailey
    Secretary of the Dogwood Lace Guild

  5. Lotta said,

    Kathy, Just found you on the internet. I have some lacing equipment I would like to sell. I have a pillow I would be glad to donate to a new member, some bobbins and books. I thought maybe our grandaughers would be interested but so far no takers. It’s time to clean house.

    I had so much fun when I laced and was part of the club. But these fingers and eyes aren’t working as well as they used to. Say “hello” to those who know me. I still am in touch with Lisa. She hasn’t gone back to lacing since her husband had a stroke. He did pass over which was a blessing. Think of you all,

  6. Aly Kirkpatrick said,

    Hi Ladies,
    I visited with some of you back in early December at the Open House at Prairie Grove Battlefield. My husband I came in just as you were thinking about wrapping up for the day. I surprised you by knowing what bobbin lace is. Anyway, my bobbin lace pillow is now here (it was back in VA) and I would like to learn how to use it. I have some bobbins, a pattern for a snake bookmark and no memory of how to use them. Will your July meeting be held on the first Sat. with it being a holiday weekend? In the meantime are there any beginner books you would recommend?
    Aly Kirkpatrick

  7. kathydlg said,

    June 8, 2008

    Yesterday was our regular June meeting and of course it was well attended, to Aly Kirkpatrick, and others who were wondering if we would have our regular meeting in July, the answer is yes, since we decided yesterday that some of us would be in town, and available we will be there as usual on Saturday, July 5, at 10a, at the Art Center of the Ozarks. We will be doing several demonstrations this month, one at Silome Springs on Saturday, June 21, from 9a until about 4p. It will be in downtown Silome Springs, near the Museum, and we would love to have you come out and visit, or bring your lace, and help us with our demo. Also the following Sunday, June 22, we will be at the Prairie Grove Battlefield, from 1-4p. (Remember these events, suggest costumes), but please don’t let that stop you. Also for members, don’t forget, Wednesday, June 25, from 10a to about 11:30a we will be at Shiloh Museum for a day with the children, come prepared to help teach. Thanks Kathy Bailey Secretary, Dlg

  8. kathydlg said,

    Hi all, I just thought I would update you on how our summer demo’s are going..Well Jenny Coleman, and myself did go to Silome Springs on the 21 of June, only to find that the event was canceled. Which was too bad, because both of us were really looking forward to it. Praire Grove was good, Emily Woodward came over, so it was nice, I was not able to attend that one, but I understand it went well. Wednesday June 25 at the Shiloh Museum was a great sucess, Laurel Arnoldus, and her daughter Lydia, along with Peggy Bowen and myself, helped about 21 children of varrious ages complete lace friendship braclets. It was great. We will be going to Shiloh Museum again for an all day event, on Saturday, July 26 from 10a until about 4p, costumes are required. Please come and join us, we would be glad to have you, there is a lot of road construction in the area, so try to avoid them if possible, Ha!anyway, they will be doing a Civil War demonstration during the day, so it should be great, we will be inside, in the General Store, (in the cool). It is a nice building with lots of space. I do hope that you will feel free to join us if you are available. Thanks, Kathy Bailey, Secretary, DLG

  9. kathydlg said,

    I know that I have not posted to this sight in quite a while. Alot has happened since that time. With our Guild membership, as well as personal. As to the Guild members, Our Prayers, and hearts go out to two of our members who lost loved ones recently, Jenny Coleman, and Sheri Edgell, both lost thier husbands in the last few months, and we know that both will miss their spouses tremendously, but we want both of you to know that we understand your loss, and are there if you need us. On a happier note, one of our new members just recently went to France, Patty Hobbs, was born in France, and recently went home for a visit. She should be back in a few weeks, hope she was able to see all the wonderful lace museums while she is there.

    On the first weekend in December the Battlefield at Praire Grove will hold it annual encampment. This year marks its 100 year aniversary as a military park and museum. We will be doing a demo there on Sunday the 7, from 1p until 4p. Please come in costume.( we will probably be in the Latta Barn, it is heated, and large enough to spread out a bit.) If you are available on Friday December 5, at about 1p there will be a short demo for several school groups there. I will try to be there for that. Come out on Sunday though if you can, I am sure we will have a great time.

    On Saturday December 6, we will be meeting at the ACO as usual. This is our annual Christmas Party, so please come and bring a goodie, and a gift if you would like to participate in the exchange. (homemade is always nice, it does not have to be exspensive, but should be something a lacemaker would like, or need.) This year also, bring your old needlework tools, (please make sure that they are well labeled with your names, etc) we would all enjoy viewing each others items. Thanks, Kathy Bailey DLG Secretary

  10. Rebecca Holden said,

    Hello, I learned to tat before I learned to drive but got involved with other stuff for a while. I am getting back to basics and actually taught a tatting class at the local library last month. I am interested in meeting other lace makers as well as sharing. Hope to see you soon.

    • kathy bailey said,

      Hi, I know that you sent this information to our web site last year, and I am so sorry that it has taken us this long to respond, I am the secretary of the Dogwood Lace Guild, in NW Arkansas, and I do tat, we would love to have you join us any time that you are in the area, If you would like to correspond with me personally I am forwarding my person e-mail address. Kathy Bailey at

  11. kathydlg said,

    Hello, I know that I have not written here in a long while, and that I have not been to the last 2 meetings, but I do intend to be at the April meeting. April is our anniversary month, and I hope to see all of you there. I know that all of us have been busy, but I hope that you have taken a little time for yourselves this Spring, and made some “Lace” . I look forward to seeing each of you, and catching up. Sincerely Kathy Bailey

  12. kathydlg said,

    Hello again, Today I had the priviledge of attending a demonstration at the Headquarters House in Fayetteville, Arkansas. We had a wonderful time. I was joined by 3 other ladies in our Guild, Peggy Bowen (our current President), Glenda Lee (our current Treasurer), and Louise Pennybaker (she is one of our Guilds greatest lace knitters). The weather was lovely, it really did not rain to much, until I was headed home. We had the pleasure of having a young man spend time with us, he asked good questions, and by the time he left I think Peggy had convinced him that he should become an engineer…It was great to see such enthusiam in this young man. He was very interested, and was even understanding Peggy’s Roseground pattern. (I am going to yet, Peggy did give me some tips, so maybe now I will!!!) Jenny we were so sorry that you could not be with us. Our Prays and thoughts are with you. Jenny fell last week and her face met the sidewalk, (she actually broke her nose, and her glasses) hope to see you up and about real soon.
    Don’t forget, that our next meeting is May 2, at 10a at the Art Center of the Ozarks, in Springdale, Arkansas, and also coming up we will be in Eureka Springs, at the Historical Museum on Saturday May 16. If you would like to join us at either event, you are more than welcome, and we would love to have you. As always I look forward to seeing each of you at the next meeting.

    Sincerely, Kathy Bailey, Secretary, DGL

  13. Janet Cherry said,


    I’m in need of someone to help me learn to tat a simple, yet elegant edging for my daughter’s wedding veil. I have experience with tatting, but not with beading.

    If someone can help me please reply to me personally at

    Thank you so much.

    • kathy bailey said,

      Janet, I have made several hankerchiefs, for weddings, and babies. There are several members of our guild who are very exspericenced tatters. If you are in this area (North West Arkansas) we would be honored to have you join us at one of our monthly meetings we meet on the 1sat of the month at 10a at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale Arkansas. If you are not in this area perhaps I can help you find someone who is in your area. If you would like to e-mail me personally, my e-mail is Thank you Sincerely.. Kathy Bailey, Secretary, Dogwood Lace Guild, North West Arkansas.

  14. kathy bailey said,

    I know that it has been a little while since my last update, so I thought I would take the time now. On the 17th of April, we were invited to go to the Headquarters House in Fayetteville to do a demo. We had a good day and made lots of lace. Peggy Bowen was inside in the parlor, which was good because she had a bad case of allergies. I was on the porch in the back with my friend Diana who is a spinner. I rained slightly, but other wise the weather was beautiful. We made some new friends, and saw some old, and passed out lots of information about the guild. We do have several demo’s coming up in June, and I will try to update you before we do them so that maybe you can come and join us. Don’t forget that we have our usual monthly meeting coming up on May 1 which is this Saturday, at 10a at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale, as alway I encourage each of you to come if you are in the area. By the way Kathy MacGuire is doing quite well with her tatting, (way to go Kathy). Again, I hope to see you all at our next meeting.


    Kathy Bailey
    Secretary, Dogwood lace Guild

    • Charise Markesen said,

      Greetings: I would love to join and attend meetings for a lace quild. You could please tell me where and when. Address, phone, whatever I need.
      Kind Regards
      Mrs. Gary Markesen
      1201 Peterson Road
      Neosho, MO 64850

      • Kathy Bailey said,

        Dear Charise, Thank you for your interest in our Guild, we meet the 1st Saturday of the Month, at 10a, at the Art Center of the Ozark in Springdale, Arkansas, It is located at 214 Main Street. This November we will be doing a program on St. Catherine, in honor of Cattern’s day. If you would like additional information or just want to know about us, my telephone # is 479-4510341, I live in Pea Ridge, Arkansas, and would love to have you join us at our next meeting. I look forward to meeting and getting to know you. Kathy Bailey. Secretary Dogwood lace Guild.

  15. kathydlg said,

    I know that it has been a long time since I have been able to get to this site, but a lot has happened in the Lace world during that time also. In January, we lost one of our most valuable members. Irma Osterman was a extraordinary needle lacer, and a good friend, she was also the mother of our Guild President. She is greatly missed. We also have done a lot of lacemaking, and we have already this year finished several demonstrations. The latest one was at Pea Ridge Battlefield, to help commemerate their 150 year anniversay of the battle of Pea Ridge dureing the Civil War. With the help of my fellow Guild members, Laurel Arnoldus, Josephine and Larry Dowell, Jenny Coleman, and Lousie Pennybaker, we were able to make lace and talk to about 21,000 visitor at the Nation Millitary Park on Saturday, March 10,2011. Thank you ladies and gentleman for all that you do… We will be meeting on the last Saturday of the month this month, due to the fact that the 1st Saturday is the day before Easter, and most of us wanted to be home with family, or we were going out of town. Usually our meetings are at 10a.m. on the 1st Saturday of each month, at the Art Center of the Ozarks, in Springdale, Arkansas. We would love to have you visit anytime you are in the area. Last month was a great month, we exchanged fat quarters of fabric to use as cover cloths, and learned how to spangle our bobbins with fishing line. This month is our annual meeting month, and we will be going out to lunch after. We had a new member join us last month. and I am glad to say that I think that Jean will make a fine addition to our group. In the coming month we will be busy with demo’s so hopefully if you are out and about you will see one or maybe several of us. On the 21 of April, we will be at the Battle of Fayetteville, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, at the Head Quarters House on Dixon Street. We would love to see you, if not there at our next meeting.

    As always I look forward to meeting and getting to know you.


    Kathy Bailey, Secretary Dogwood Lace Guild

  16. kathydlg said,

    Reblogged this on kathybailey lacemaker.

  17. dogwoodlace said,

    WE ARE STILL HERE! If you leave a comment, we’ll get back to you.
    Our web site needs work… but none of us really enjoy that sort of thing, We DO like making all types of lace though, so come by if you are in the area.

  18. Hi, it’s been a bit since a comment on here. Are you guys still about? I am currently living in Louisiana, and you guys seem to be the closest group to me. I am brand-new to the art form. I would like to take a class or lessons, but I am not sure where to go in Shreveport. Any assistance will be appreciated!

  19. Cayce Griggs said,

    Would like more info on meetings if still ongoing.

    • dogwoodlace said,

      Yes, We are still meeting. Our June meeting will be at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale at 10:00. Summers being as they are, some members have conflicts and will not be attending that meeting so our usual group will be smaller. Our July meeting will be at one of our member’s homes in OK. Please contact me here for more information and I’ll get back to you.

  20. Julie Rose said,

    Hello……I saw a comment on your FB page that July 9th is your next meeting. Will this be at the Arts Center? I have been wanting to attend and looks like this Saturday is good!!! Please let me know. Thanks. Julie Rose.

    • Julie Rose said,

      Hi……do I have to set-up a WordPress account before I can see posts? I got a Warning from my internet security software telling me risky to do this. Help!!!

    • dogwoodlace said,

      Yes. :). We will be at the arts center of the Ozarks in Springdale. We’ll get started at about 10:00 and some of us often go to lunch afterwards. Hope you can make it.

  21. Penny said,

    My name is Penny Mutchek and I live in Cental Arkansas in the Clinton area. I work Friday Saturday and Sunday every week. Is there anyone willing to meet durning the week? I’m brand new at this and think I would get better (especially at figuring out patterns) if I had some one to do it with.

    • Peggy said,

      Hi Penny. Our guild meets on the first Saturday of most months at the Meeting Hall of Shiloh Museum in Springdale. That won’t work for you, I think? How far is Clinton from Little Rock? There is a lacemaker in Little Rock who might be able to help you. Contact the Stitching Post in Little Rock for her information, or message me with your email, and I’ll send you hers. ALSO, our FaceBook page might be of help to you?

  22. Peggy said,


  23. Erin A Epps said,

    Hello, is this guild still active? I make tatted lace and am trying to learn more about it. I’m also trying to teach myself bobbin lace and could use some help if anyone has more experience.

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