OG Live Challenge – Red, White, & Beautiful


I know many of you are feeling the pinch of inflation lately. We are, too.

The world has been crazy, and everything costs a zillion times more than it did only a few short years ago. We've had some of you email us to cancel your club memberships lately, telling us you didn't want to, but that you had to, due to a tighter budget.

I totally understand. Here at OG, I've watched just about every one of our costs go up, from fabric and materials, to shipping supplies, to paper products and postage.

And I've watched a lot of businesses follow suit and raise their prices, too.

Some of them didn't have a choice. It was either that, or go out of business.

(And some DID have a choice, and they raised their prices anyway because they could get away with it.)

I've thought many, many times over the last little while about this. How do WE handle the increasing cost and expense, taxes, insurance, and all the things that have gone up, up, up.

While our team is at nearly 20 people in total (and every single one of them I can't live without), OG has the luxury of still being a pretty small business. And that means I've never lost sight that our customers are the most valuable part of us.

Should I just do like some other businesses do, and raise my prices on you as much as I can get away with... on you, who are the most valuable part of my business?

I don't think so. At least not if I can help it.

And so, when the OG Team and I decided to put on a Live Challenge Event this year, I decided to do something I've not done before (at least that I can think of).

I'm not just not raising the price from the last time we did this (which was 3 years ago)...

I'm lowering the price this time.

In 2021, we charged $37 per ticket. And I can say with 100% certainty that it was worth more than that. We included the 4 Livestream events, a bunch of downloadable Cheat Sheets, and extra pre-recorded videos so you could get prepped ahead of time.

The whole thing was super fun, we got to meet so many of you during the Lives each week, and we just overall loved it. And best of all, so many of you guys told us that you loved it too.

The only reason we've really waited so long to do it again was simply the amount of work involved in getting it all set up and created (including the tech, which tends to stress me out a little lol).

But here we are, and this time, I'm lowering the price to $27 (and don't worry... we're still including all the goodies).

We'll call it the 'Special Inflation Price' lol.

We just really want you to join in, make some ornaments with us, and have fun. And if you decide not to, that's okay... but I don't want it to be because of the cost.

Introducing the Red, White, & Beautiful LIVE Challenge Event.

Join us, and we'll make 4 ornaments.... but unlike our usual annual challenges, we'll make these 4 ornaments together (via Livestream), one per week, for the next four weeks leading up to July 4th.

We'll walk through making an awesome flag-style variation of 4 different patterns, and you'll get an Info Sheet that tells you EXACTLY what fabric colors and cuts you'll need to prep ahead of time to make all 4 ornaments.

Participants will also get pre-challenge videos showing how to get your fabrics & foam prepped for the 4 ornaments.

AND you'll even get a Coloring/Planner Sheet for each ornament we'll be making!


4 Livestream Videos (four different ornament variations) - $44 value

4 PDF Coloring Page/Planner Sheets - $17 value

PDF Info Sheet with ALL fabric amounts & sizes - $10 value

Private Pop-Up Facebook Group just for this Challenge - $13 value

Pre-Challenge Fabric Prep Video - $13 value

Pre-Challenge Ball Prep Video - $13 value

Total Value: $110

Special Price: $27

Tickets for the Red, White, & Beautiful Live Event will go on sale on June 5th, at the special price of only $27!

I've got the dates for each Livestream tentatively set for June 11, 18, 25, and July 2 (though please know this is subject to change as we are still working out the details).

If you want to join in, but can't make a Livestream, don't worry! You will also receive forever-access to the recordings.

We are so excited about this and can't wait to make these ornaments with you!



What patterns will we be making?

We will make:

  1. Victoria
  2. Windmill
  3. Twisted Snow Globe
  4. Carnival

But, we are making flag-style variations of these, so they will be a bit different than the original version!

Are eBooks included?

No. But, we are making variations of these patterns, so there are differences between what we will be doing and what you would find in the eBooks.

You WILL be receiving an Info Sheet listing all the materials and fabric cuts/amounts you'll need for these variations, as well as a Cheat Sheet for each individual pattern.

(And no, you will NOT need to buy the eBooks to participate in this Challenge. We'll be walking you through every step of making each ornament on each Livestream, and you'll have access to the recordings for FOREVER.)

Will I be able to buy pre-lined Soft Foam Balls for this?

You certainly can! Find all our pre-marked Soft Foam right HERE. (For this challenge, you will need (1) 5-Lined Ball, (1) 6-Lined Ball, and (2) 8-Lined Balls.)

But, I will be doing a video specifically showing you how to mark your OWN 3" foam balls just for this challenge. And I promise it isn't hard at all! I'll take you through it step-by-step and get you all prepped for your Red, White, & Beautiful ornaments!

How much fabric will I need?

You will need approximately:

  • 1/3 yard red fabric
  • 1/3 to 1/2 yard white fabric
  • 1/4 yard blue fabric
  • plus.. about 1/8 additional fabric of any color for bands

I have pre-recorded a video that walks you through cutting the pieces you'll need for all 4 ornaments at one time, so you'll be ready to go for all 4 Lives!

You'll receive immediate access to that video as soon as you purchase your ticket.

What if I miss a Livestream?

Not to worry! You'll get forever-access to all the recordings.

There will be a special page on our membership site where you'll be able to access the Info Sheets, Fabric Cutting Video, Ball-Marking Videos, recorded Livestreams... everything... for this Challenge.

Can I buy the recordings later?

You sure can. But, because I am hoping you will jump in with us LIVE, the price is lower now. (The price later will be $47.)

I don't live in the U.S., but I still want to participate! Can I?

Absolutely! You can totally make these four ornaments in YOUR country's flag colors.

In fact, one of our designers, Tanya, lives in Canada. Not only will she be making her ornaments in colors to match the Canadian flag... she has pre-recorded a video showing how to turn one of the patterns into a Maple Leaf Variation.

No matter where you're tuning in from, we'd love to have you join us!

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 5th!


  1. Teri Sherron on June 4, 2024 at 6:28 pm

    Did I miss it, what time on those dates will the live stream be? How long will the live stream go for?

    • Staci Ann Lowry on June 4, 2024 at 8:53 pm

      Hi Teri! The Livestreams are tentatively set for June 11, 18, 25, and July 2.

      • Anonymous on June 4, 2024 at 9:19 pm

        What times are the live streams?

        • Sarah Cinocco on June 4, 2024 at 9:36 pm

          I’m so glad you’re excited! Right now, the time will probably be 7 or 8 pm EST, but all of the livestreams will also be recorded so you can catch up if the timing isn’t right one week. We’ll have those details available soon!

  2. Stephanie Nix on June 4, 2024 at 6:37 pm

    Can you list the names of fabric pictures so we can purchase after we buy our tickets? Love the colors.

    • Staci Ann Lowry on June 4, 2024 at 8:57 pm

      Hi Stephanie… you can use ANY fabrics you’d like, but I will get a list of the fabrics myself and the designers used in the photos above. The ones I used (in the photo at the very top) are from Henry Glass. The blue and red are ‘Down on the Farm’ and the off-white is Folio Basics. I’ll come back and comment again when I have a list from the rest of the girls on my team.

  3. Anonymous on June 4, 2024 at 6:47 pm

    Could you please tell us the names of the fabrics, so we can order them in time to have then when the challenge starts?

    • Staci Ann Lowry on June 4, 2024 at 8:58 pm

      Hi Edna… The ones I used (in the photo at the very top) are from Henry Glass. The blue and red are ‘Down on the Farm’ and the off-white is Folio Basics. I’ll come back with a list of the fabrics the designers used in the other photos above as soon as I have it.
      With that said, you can use ANY red, white, and blue fabrics you like!

  4. Adrienne on June 4, 2024 at 6:56 pm

    Thank you, Staci and all of the OG staff!

    I am one of those that dropped the Christmas club boxes because it was no longer in my budget. I miss being in the fb group too.

    I participated in the live challenge before and was thrilled to see it happening again! I even have budgeted because I knew to expect an increase in price. Your email today has made me tear up because this is such a wonderful blessing!

    Thank you!!

    • Staci Ann Lowry on June 4, 2024 at 9:00 pm

      Adrienne, I’m so happy to hear you’re joining in and THANK YOU!!

  5. Regina on June 4, 2024 at 7:13 pm

    Thank you for planning this. Offering the recordings is great for me since I cannot make the live streams but still want to do the ornaments at that fantastic price. Is there a limited number of tickets?

    • Staci Ann Lowry on June 4, 2024 at 9:08 pm

      Hi Regina.. I’m glad to hear you will still be able to join! (And maybe something will work out to where you can join in live at some point in the 4 weeks?) At this time I don’t foresee limiting the number of tickets. We are using Zoom for the livestreams and they do have limits, but I will just upgrade my Zoom room if needed!

  6. Elaine Skeen on June 4, 2024 at 7:28 pm

    I’m hoping to join in. I stopped my membership after years of belonging. I did your live challenge 3 years ago and really loved it. Thanks so much for offering this challenge. Looking forward to seeing everyone again.

    • Staci Ann Lowry on June 4, 2024 at 9:02 pm

      Hi Elaine… as much as I hate to hear that you stopped your membership, I’m so happy we’ll get to see you on this challenge!

  7. Jeanne Tremblay on June 4, 2024 at 7:51 pm

    Where and how do I do the live presentation? Not familiar with a live stream. Thank you.

    • Staci Ann Lowry on June 4, 2024 at 9:05 pm

      Hi Jeanne… we will be using Zoom to broadcast the Livestream and I’ll be sending out a link via email to everyone who joins. I’ll have instructions in the email, but that said, it’s not hard at all to join. You’ll be able to join with or without a camera (though we would prefer to be able to see you if possible!) And we’re happy to help if you have any questions along the way. :)

  8. Barbara Green on June 4, 2024 at 10:26 pm

    I am so excited about the challenge. I joined the one 3 years ago and enjoyed every minute of it. Your team is great and informative. I am glad it is something we can refer back to if needed. I love to watch and have fun with your great team.

    • Staci Ann Lowry on June 4, 2024 at 11:08 pm

      Thank you so much, Barbara! I’m so glad you loved the first one, and we are really looking forward to seeing you on this one!

  9. Susan on June 5, 2024 at 4:30 am

    Do we need to use the same fabrics for all 4 ornaments? Eg. Red, white, blue solids 1st ornament — red with white dots, blue check, white solid 2nd ornament. ETC ???

    • Sarah Cinocco on June 5, 2024 at 9:20 am

      Hi Susan, Our design team is going to be working with the fabrics in these orders when they teach the ornaments, but you can choose whichever colors you would like. The different colors are just to get your creative juices flowing so you have some ideas to work off of.

  10. Geri Edwards on June 5, 2024 at 6:39 am

    I am in the UK and seriously considering joining this challenge – not at all sure I would be able to take part in the livestreaming due to the time difference and also as I am not at all techno savvy!!!!
    Will I definitely be able to watch recordings at my leisure as I would probably need to see the steps over and over again before proceeding? These designs look so pretty and I really want to broaden my skills..
    Please excuse a probably dumb question but what do you mean by flag style amendments (am assuming you wish to replicate the American flag?)
    Look forward to your reply. Best wishes from across the pond x

    • Sarah Cinocco on June 5, 2024 at 9:22 am

      Hi Geri,
      All of the livestreams are going to be recorded and made available on the website for those who sign up for this challenge so they can rewatch them. You will always have access to those videos so you can re-watch at your leisure. By flag style, we mean we are rearranging the colors ad patterns a bit to mimic an American flag look. I hope that helps!

  11. Olga Iris Kacmar on June 5, 2024 at 11:18 am

    Waiting for the email, have you posted it yet? I am really looking forward to the challenge.

  12. Theresa Linden on June 5, 2024 at 11:46 am

    Are these OK for a beginner?

    • Sarah Cinocco on June 5, 2024 at 12:10 pm

      Hi Theresa,
      We will be walking through all of the patterns step by step so you can follow along. We think any skill level should be able to make these ornaments. I hope you’ll be joining us!

  13. Cheryl Brumfield on June 5, 2024 at 12:53 pm

    Thank you! I love the live challenges! I know they are a lot of work for you and your staff and I really appreciate all of your effiirts. I would love a Fall/ Thanksgiving challenge too. Something we haven’t done!! I l love this group!!!! ?

    • Sylvia Korb on June 5, 2024 at 7:13 pm

      What time are the live streams at? I already know that I won’t be available for 2 (18th and 25th – I’ll be in GA for a police K9 fundraiser – and yes it as much fun as it sounds.). So will I be able to watch all the videos afterwards, including the one that explains how to cut the fabric?

      • Sarah Cinocco on June 5, 2024 at 7:32 pm

        Hi Sylvia, the livestreams will be at 7 pm EDT. If you do miss one, you’ll still have access to the recordings forever so you can make those ornaments when you are ready. I hope you’ll be joining us!

  14. BRENDA B ESTES on June 5, 2024 at 2:23 pm

    Hi Stacy and Sarah,
    I would love to do this challenge, I have missed doing Live stuff with y’all. My problem is the fabric. Where did you get your fabric? I prefer to try to use the same. I know many have this problem, no fabric shops or places you can find fabric. I have Walmart and Hobby Lobby!
    Thank you and God Bless!

    • Sarah Cinocco on June 5, 2024 at 2:45 pm

      Hi Brenda,
      We’re so glad you’re excited about the challenge! We do not have the fabrics for the example ornaments available in our supply shop. I’m so sorry! All of our design team are using different fabrics this year as well. I’m happy to get you fabric names if you’d like to try and find an online quilt shop that is carrying them. You can also try searching through any of the summer or patriotic collections through online quilting shops. These ornaments will look lovely is so many colors!

      • Brenda Estes on June 6, 2024 at 10:24 pm

        Thanks Sarah, I would love to have the names of the fabrics. I really appreciate it.

      • Brenda Estes on June 6, 2024 at 10:31 pm

        Thank you, Sarah, I would really appreciate the names of the fabrics. Again, thank you!!

        • Sarah Cinocco on June 9, 2024 at 6:45 pm

          Hi Brenda, the fabrics that were used in the large photo are:
          Tonal Red Floral – Moda Wildflowers 33625 22
          Tonal White Floral – Henry Glass Folio Basics 7755-1
          Floral on Navy Blue – Moda Orchard 24073 17

  15. Kelly R Weltin-Wireman on June 5, 2024 at 2:40 pm

    Do you get the patterns or do you have to buy them to be able to do the ornaments?

    • Sarah Cinocco on June 5, 2024 at 2:46 pm

      Hi Kelly,
      Thank you for the question! The ticket price will give you access to the full video tutorials that will demonstrate how to make the ornaments step by step. We are also including a cut guide for each ornament. The challenge does not include eBooks. I hope that helps!

  16. Christine on June 5, 2024 at 4:54 pm

    I’m interested in the live video, however I have only made one ornament, the starter, so I’m quite slow.

    I have three questions….
    will the videos be available after the workshop to watch little by little ?

    are the same material, color, pattern, etc available to order in time for the workshop ?

    I have three inch foam balls, will these work for this project ?

    thank you

    • Sarah Cinocco on June 5, 2024 at 7:30 pm

      Hi Christine, we’re so glad you’re interested in joining us! Yes, the videos will be available after the live stream and you will have access to them forever. We do not have these fabrics available in our supply shop. I am so sorry! You can find beautiful patriotic fabrics at your favorite online or local quilt shop. 3″ balls will work great for these ornaments! If yours are not marked, we’ll show you how to do that ahead of time so you are ready to get started when the challenge begins. Let us know if you have any other questions. We’re always happy to help!

  17. Karen Mosca on June 5, 2024 at 6:18 pm

    I’m trying to sign up for the live challenge. I can’t find it on the site. I am a club member. You have my card on file. Can you please sign me up for it using my card on file?

  18. Sylvia Korb on June 5, 2024 at 7:14 pm

    What time are the live streams at? I already know that I won’t be available for 2 (18th and 25th – I’ll be in GA for a police K9 fundraiser – and yes it as much fun as it sounds.). So will I be able to watch all the videos afterwards, including the one that explains how to cut the fabric?

  19. Irene Violette on June 5, 2024 at 8:40 pm

    I’m not a club member anymore, but can I still join in on this?

  20. Irene Violette on June 5, 2024 at 8:50 pm

    Where in the world do I sign up?
    Am I missing something or do I have to be a member? I used to, but sadly I had to quit ??
    But I really want to do this RED, WHITE AND BEAUTIFUL!

  21. Marissa on June 6, 2024 at 8:28 am

    Hi Staci,

    I would definitely be interested in ordering this “ Live Challenge Red, White & Beautiful “ but would not be able to join the livestream due to time difference. We currently live here in Okinawa, Japan.
    I love receiving & making my monthly kit.
    Thank you and to your team.
    Marissa H.

    • Sarah Cinocco on June 6, 2024 at 9:24 am

      Hi Marissa, if you join, the recorded videos will also be available for you on the website forever. I hope you’ll be joining us! Happy Ornament-ing!

  22. Jimmie Padly on June 6, 2024 at 5:11 pm

    Can’t wait! You and your staff are so caring and accommodating. Thank you for doing this again. It was so much fun the last time. I will be ready! Woo-hoo!

  23. Kimberly Miller on June 8, 2024 at 5:25 pm

    Trying to purchase my ticket for the live but it keeps telling me there is an error and not finishing my order. I tried 3 times and all 3 times it said error.

    • Anonymous on June 8, 2024 at 9:48 pm

      Will there be a Christmas ornament challenge this year? I would love that!
      LaRae Peacock

    • Sarah Cinocco on June 9, 2024 at 6:43 pm

      Hi Kimberly, I am so sorry you had some trouble getting your order to go through! I just checked on my end and it looks like you were able to get it to work. I hope you love the challenge!

  24. LaRae Peacock on June 8, 2024 at 9:50 pm

    Is there going to be a Christmas ornament challenge this year? I would Love that!

    LaRae Peacock

    • Sarah Cinocco on June 9, 2024 at 6:42 pm

      Hi LaRae, Yes! We do plan to do a Christmas challenge as well this year. We’ll send out more information as we get closer!

  25. Araceli Percz on June 10, 2024 at 8:57 am

    Hello Stacy,

    I already purchased these patterns, can I participate in the challenge.


    • Sarah Cinocco on June 14, 2024 at 2:58 pm

      Hi Araceli, if you own the patterns to create the patterns, you can replicate the patterns we’re making for the challenge, but you would have needed to buy a ticket for the challenge in order to participate in the live streams.

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