About Needlework Guild of Minnesota

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About us

Since its formation in 1972, the Guild has had steady growth in varied directions. With its purpose of fostering the art of needlework through its educational programs, the Guild encourages members to develop high standards in the needlearts. We are 200+ strong and member benefits are far reaching.

The Needlework Guild of Minnesota is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization founded to promote high quality in the art of needlework. Membership provides an opportunity for the interchange of ideas among people interested in stitchery. Time and talent are given freely so the result is a group for all levels of learning. Our members enjoy fellowship with enthusiasm that is contagious and works to the benefit of everyone.

Our mission is to foster the highest standard of excellence in the practice of needlework through programs of education and study.

Board of Directors

President: Cathy B.
VP Programs: Elaine M., Carrie H.
Secretary: Judy E.
Treasurers: Denise B.
Day Stitch In: Nancy D., Vicky B.
Evening Stitch In: Marilyn M./Karen H.

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Committee Chairs

Membership: Elaine F.
Newsletter: Sharon F. Newsletter Proofreaders: Pat O., Sandra R.
Communications: Sara G., Sharon F., Stacy H.
Social: Maryanne G.
Librarian/Historian: Sara G.
Advertising: Denise P.
Textile Center Liaison: Sandra R.
Website: Stacy H.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I attend a meeting without being a member?

Yes, you may attend a couple of meetings to help you determine whether membership is for you.

Do I need to be a member to sign up for the annual retreat?

Technically no, but you will have to wait until a month after members get to sign up thereby decreasing your chances of getting into Retreat.  You will need to become a member before you can actually participate in Retreat so you might as well send in your membership so you can get in on first day of sign up.

Do I need to physically be at the retreat class or can I just pay all the fees and have the kit sent to me?

Every person signed up for Retreat MUST BE physically in class to get their kit.

I live in another state and would like to take the workshop. Will you mail the kit to me?

Possibly.  As long as the teacher agrees, you pay the teaching fees, kit fees and any mailing costs applicable, we will arrange for you to get your kit. We invite teachers to teach classes in person, so we like everyone to be there, in person, to interact with other students.

I am a member haven’t received my newsletter for awhile.

Emails go missing and/or are accidentally deleted all the time.  Check your junk mailbox and deleted folder to see if your spam filter is automatically moving the emails from the guild or if you accidentally deleted it.  If you still can’t find your emails from the Guild, please email us and after confirming your membership, we will send you a link to the newsletter.

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Mailing Address:

Needlework Guild of Minnesota
5100 West 36th St
PO Box 16506
St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55416


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Meeting Location:

Meetings are held in the large fireplace room on the lower level. The room is accessible by stairs or elevator.

St. Nicholas Episcopal Church
7227 Penn Ave South
Richfield, Minnesota 55423

St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

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Upcoming Events

Tue 19

Potpourri Stitchers – note date change

December 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu 21

Evening Needlepointers SIG

December 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Richfield, MN MN
Tue 26

Daytime Stitch-In (cancelled)

December 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Richfield, MN MN
Tue 26

Evening Stitch-In (cancelled)

December 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Richfield, MN MN
Jan 01

Newsletter deadline

January 1, 2018