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Upcoming events

    • Sat, December 05, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)
    • St. Nicholas Church South Parking Lot

    We are sponsoring a food drive for St Nicholas’ member families that have lost employment due to COVID. For more information, click here or consult the Dec 2020/Jan 2021 issue of The Needle's Eye.

    • Tue, December 08, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)

    Let's talk holidays! We'll have a stitch-in for this meeting and share our holiday stitching plans (for gifts, for projects, etc.).

    This group meets monthly on the second Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until Noon.


    LOCATION:   We are temporarily meeting by video conference due to COVID-19.  A link to connect to it is on the Member Resources page. 



    • Tue, December 08, 2020
    • 7:00 PM (CST)

    Let’s revisit the samplers we started earlier this year.  Show us your completed sampler or your continuing progress.  Also we’ll revisit the samplers we chose to start in the new year.

    Bring ideas for possible upcoming projects. One idea from Kathy Peterson was a project from your stash that is a series of multiple patterns, maybe starting in March?

    This group meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday, 7pm–9pm.

    LOCATION:   We are temporarily meeting by video conference due to COVID-19.  A link to connect to it is on the Member Resources page. 



    • Fri, December 11, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)

    We will finish our annual ornament project, using the Star of Wonder Ornament pattern by Teresa Morse of Iceni Bead Design.

    Today we will cover the outer bands of the ornament and how to finish it. The pattern source  and supply list may be found in the October 9 calendar entry or the Oct/Nov issue of The Needle's Eye.

    This group meets monthly on the 2nd Friday from 10am–12pm.

    LOCATION:   We are temporarily meeting by video conference due to COVID-19.  A link to connect to it is on the Member Resources page. 
    • Tue, December 15, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (CST)

    This is a stitch-in. Let's share our holiday projects - finishes and almost finished and (oops!) next year's gifts. Also, we will figure out the status of the NGM banner project and discuss how to proceed.

    Bring ideas for next year's projects. One suggestion for a future meeting - teach a technique still needed for one of the leaves or petals in the banner. 

    This group meets monthly the 3rd Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to approx. 2:00 p.m.  

    LOCATION: We are temporarily meeting by video conference due to COVID-19.  A link to connect to it is on the Member Resources page. 


    • Thu, December 17, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)

    Line up some holiday snacks and a comforting beverage to enjoy while we wish each other good cheer and discuss the state of our stitching:

    • What stitching project this year made you happy?
    • What makes you start a project?
    • What makes you stop a project? Is there something that is holding you back?
    • Are you looking to learn something new?
    • How do you deal with the struggles of a pattern? Do you change it or learn on a scrap piece and come back?

    This group meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday from 7 pm-9 pm.

    LOCATION:  We are temporarily meeting by video conference due to COVID-19.  A link to connect to it is on the Member Resources page. 

    • Sun, December 20, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CST)
    • Online

    Have you ever wanted to create your own Kumihimo designs? Then this is the class for you! There is nothing to buy - just come to class with the basic equipment and a few supplies and Maggie will help you explore her kumihimo design process as well as components and their uses.

    You'll explore some basics such as: 

    • beads/cord/inch
    • cord lengths
    • endcaps & clasps
    • button & loop design

    This class will also include a section on embellishments and how to plan for them within your design.

    Prerequisite: At least Advanced Beginner Kumi level with a basic knowledge of beadweaving.

    To enroll, follow the instructions in the link provided in the Member Resources area. The instructor is managing registration; please direct all questions to her.

    • Tue, December 22, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)

    Due to Christmas being so close we will not have a meeting this month. Have a great time with family and we’ll meet in January.

    Daytime Stitch-Ins are held monthly on the 4th Tuesday from 10am-12pm.


    • Tue, December 22, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)

    Since the holidays are so close, we are not having a Evening Stitch-In meeting for the month of December. See you next year, hopefully in person!

    Evening Stitch-Ins are held monthly on the 4th Tuesday from 7 pm-9 pm.


    • Mon, December 28, 2020
    • (CST)

    Copy deadline for the February/March issue of The Needle's Eye.

    • Wed, January 06, 2021
    • 7:00 PM (CST)

    2022 and NGM's 50th anniversary are just around the corner, and no virus is going to keep us from celebrating! If you're willing to roll up your sleeves to plan and execute a celebration, come to this video meeting. 

    LOCATION: We are temporarily meeting by video conference due to COVID-19.  A link to connect to it is on the Member Resources page. 

    • Fri, January 08, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)

    Need a chance to catch up on projects? Want some help with a difficult design? This is the time to get the advice you need while enjoying the company of fellow beaders!



    This group meets monthly on the 2nd Friday from 10am–12pm.


    LOCATION: We are temporarily meeting by video conference due to COVID-19. A link to connect to it is on the Member Resources page.


    • Sun, January 10, 2021
    • (CST)

    To register for any of the Traditional Japanese Embroidery videoconference sessions with Kay Stanis in February, contact Carrie Hancock by January 10, 2021. For more information, see the December/January issue of The Needle's Eye.

    • Mon, January 11, 2021
    • (CST)
    • Mon, November 08, 2021
    • (CST)
    • 11 sessions

    Monthly business meeting of Guild officers and committee chairs

    The board meets monthly on the 2nd Monday from 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm.


    LOCATION:
    This meeting is held by video conference.  A link to connect to it is on the Member Resources page. 


    • Tue, January 12, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)

    Let’s talk Stitching World and Technology!!! We can show you fun new apps! What kind of tech do you mix with your stitching? - Program by Tasha Nauta. It is also time for the January Challenge Check in!

    This group meets monthly on the second Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until Noon.

     LOCATION:   We are temporarily meeting by video conference due to COVID-19.  A link to connect to it is on the Member Resources page. 



    • Tue, January 12, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)

    Continue working on challenge samplers (either choice - new start for the year or finish in process) and/or Coming to America samplers.

    Time to contribute ideas for future projects or programs.

    This group meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday, 7pm–9pm.

    LOCATION:   We are temporarily meeting by video conference due to COVID-19.  A link to connect to it is on the Member Resources page. 




    • Tue, January 19, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (CST)

    Let's share any books and gifts we received over the holidays and make a plan for the coming year. Think about something you would like to do and are more likely to accomplish if we work on it together.

    One suggestion - make a stitched greeting card for someone special. We have at least 30 cards of various sizes, some patterns, and ground fabrics in the guild stash. But bring more ideas from your stash or the web for more greeting card patterns. The cards have a cut-out section for the stitching. Small is beautiful!

    This group meets monthly the 3rd Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to approx. 2:00 p.m.  

    LOCATION: We are temporarily meeting by video conference due to COVID-19.  A link to connect to it is on the Member Resources page. 


    • Thu, January 21, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)

    Even though ANG Seminar was cancelled this year, many of us were able to participate in the online classes offered instead. If you participated in this “virtual seminar”, be prepared to share which class(es) you took and show us your progress.

    Jeanne Çur will also teach the next sections of the Ima Stitcher Nametag.


    This group meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday from 7 pm-9 pm.

    LOCATION:  We are temporarily meeting by video conference due to COVID-19.  A link to connect to it is on the Member Resources page. 

    • Tue, January 26, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)


    Pick a new challenge project for 2021!

    Bring up to 3 projects for us to choose from and we'll help you decide which will be your challenge project to complete in 2021.

    Daytime Stitch-Ins are held monthly on the 4th Tuesday from 10am-12pm.

    LOCATION:   We are temporarily meeting by video conference due to COVID-19.  A link to connect to it is on the Member Resources page. 





    • Tue, January 26, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)

    Let’s talk Stitching World and Technology!!! We can show you fun new apps! What kind of tech do you mix with your stitching? - Program by Tasha Nauta.

    Evening Stitch-Ins are held monthly on the 4th Tuesday from 7 pm-9 pm.

    LOCATION:   We are temporarily meeting by video conference due to COVID-19.  A link to connect to it is on the Member Resources page. 

    • Mon, February 01, 2021
    • (CST)

    Starting in June 2021, Gloria Misfeldt and Jan Kelly will be teaching “December Dazzle” over several Evening Needlepointers meetings. This is the sixth in a series of seasonal samplers by Nancy Cucci, and  is a sparkling collection of the reds, greens, and metallics that transform our everyday homes into Christmas wonderlands The project includes a wide variety of decorative needlepoint stitches and techniques. The yuletide prints, patterns, and textures are accented with beads and crystals.

    PROFICIENCY LEVEL: Intermediate

    DESIGN SIZE: 8" x 10"

    KIT COST/CONTENTS: $110; marked white Congress cloth, instructions with color photo, overdyed floss, cotton floss, metallics, #15 Delica and seed beads, and Swarovski crystals

    Order deadline: February 1, 2021Please make your check out to Nancy Cucci, and mail it tSarah Heeren.


    • Thu, February 18, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)

    Sandy Resnick will finish guiding us through Marilyn Owen’s Ornament Quartet project that we started in November.

      This group meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday from 7 pm-9 pm.

      LOCATION:  We are temporarily meeting by video conference due to COVID-19.  A link to connect to it is on the Member Resources page. 

      • Mon, February 22, 2021
      • (CST)

      Copy deadline for the April/May issue of The Needle's Eye.

      • Tue, February 23, 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
      • Via Zoom - Link in Member Resources area

      We hope to have a virtual tour of a stitching shop in Arizona. Or alternatively we'll talk to participants in the virtual classes of the ANG National Seminar and get their reports.



      • Sat, February 27, 2021
      • (CST)
      • Sun, February 28, 2021
      • (CST)
      • Online

      An online workshop with Kay Stanis will be held February 27-28, 2021.  To register, email Carrie Hancock before January 10, 2021. For more information, consult the December/January issue of The Needle's Eye. 


      • Sat, March 06, 2021
      • (CST)
      • Sun, March 07, 2021
      • (CST)

      We hope to return to the Comfort Inn in Plymouth for our annual fun weekend of stitching and socializing with friends. Bring those projects that need some time devoted to them and get away from all that distracts you from needlework.

      Due to the pandemic, a decision as to whether or not this event will be held will be made in December 2020. Watch your email for further information!

      • Sat, March 27, 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)

      Sashiko: Art with Needle and Thread

      Sashiko (刺し子, literally “little stabs” or “little pierce”) is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching from Japan. What are the origins of Sashiko? How many forms of Sashiko exist? How has the art form changed thought out time? What do I need to know to start my journey with Sashiko? This conversation will attempt to answer these questions.

      Registration for this event will open in late 2021.


      • Sat, March 27, 2021
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CDT)

      Registration for this event will open in late 2021. Watch for information in The Needle's Eye.


      • Mon, April 26, 2021
      • (CDT)

      Copy deadline for the June/July issue of The Needle's Eye.

      • Thu, April 29, 2021
      • (CDT)
      • Fri, April 30, 2021
      • (CDT)

      We will host Sue Reed for a two day needlepoint workshop titled Mystery of Life

      Rhythmic patterns are stitched to form three separate interlaced designs reminiscent of Celtic/British Isles knots. The center is comprised of four knots that abut, with carefully placed colors to make the knots appear as one large knot. The border pattern, a basic knot adaptation, is expanded to flow entirely around the design. At each corner, an interlaced motif weaves into the basic pattern to create another dimension to the corner turn. Quiet areas of solid-color patterns bring texture to the background and allow for a visual resting place. Four color choices are available; Kit price $105. 

      Registration will open in 2021. Watch The Needle's Eye for more information!

        • Proficiency Level: Advanced Intermediate
        • Design Size: 8½” x 8¾”
        • Ground fabric: 18 mono canvas 
        • Color choices:
        • #1-Sage Green/red/gold (model colors)
        • #2-Taupe/red/navy blue
        • #3-Blue/green/coral (or salmon depending upon dye lot)
        • #4-Sage Green/red/autumn orange

      • Thu, May 20, 2021
      • (CDT)
      • Sun, May 23, 2021
      • (CDT)

      Workshops with Jackie du Plessis will include:

      • 1-day Needlework Peddler Doll finishing class (registration closed, as this is rescheduled from May 2020)
      • 1 day Marie Erco Sampler & Etui box (registration closed, as this is rescheduled from May 2020)

      For additional information, contact Carrie Hancock.


      • Thu, June 17, 2021
      • (CDT)
      • Sun, June 20, 2021
      • (CDT)

      The spring Japanese Embroidery workshop with Kay Stanis will be held on June 17-20, 2021.  Watch for registration information in The Needle's Eye. 


      • Thu, September 30, 2021
      • (CDT)
      • Sun, October 03, 2021
      • (CDT)

      The fall Japanese Embroidery workshop with Kay Stanis will be held Sept 30 - Oct 3, 2021.  Watch for registration information in The Needle's Eye. 


      • Thu, May 05, 2022
      • (CDT)
      • Fri, May 06, 2022
      • (CDT)

      We will host Kathy Rees for a two day needlepoint workshop titled Beaded Bermuda Reef. Complete details will be available in early 2022 - watch The Needle's Eye for more information!

    Past events

    Tue, November 24, 2020 Evening Stitch-In: Ornament Quartet
    Tue, November 24, 2020 Daytime Stitch-In: Stitching for the Holidays, continued
    Thu, November 19, 2020 Evening Needlepointers - Ornament Quartet
    Tue, November 17, 2020 Potpourri Stitchers - Felted Rose
    Fri, November 13, 2020 Beading - Bubbles and Bumps
    Tue, November 10, 2020 Evening Counted Thread - Stitch-In
    Tue, November 10, 2020 Daytime Counted Thread & Needlepoint - Stitching Plans for the Winter
    Wed, November 04, 2020 50th Anniversary Committee Meeting
    Sun, November 01, 2020 Half Time Kumi Bracelet Class by Maggie Thompson
    Sun, November 01, 2020 Deadline to order Elegant Scissors Case kit
    Tue, October 27, 2020 Evening Stitch-In - Declutter Your Stash
    Tue, October 27, 2020 Daytime Stitch-In - Thinking About the Holidays?!
    Mon, October 26, 2020 Newsletter Deadline
    Tue, October 20, 2020 Potpourri Stitchers - Stitching Progress
    Sun, October 18, 2020 Deadline to sign up for November 1 Half Time Kumi Bracelet Class
    Thu, October 15, 2020 Evening Needlepointers - Nametag
    Tue, October 13, 2020 Evening Counted Thread - Women of the Mayflower Stitch-Along
    Tue, October 13, 2020 Daytime Counted Thread & Needlepoint - Women's Stitching Month
    Sat, October 10, 2020 Traditional Japanese Embroidery with Kay Stanis
    Fri, October 09, 2020 Beading - Star of Wonder Part 1
    Wed, October 07, 2020 50th Anniversary Committee Meeting
    Thu, October 01, 2020 Deadline to order Nancy Cucci banner patterns
    Wed, September 30, 2020 Deadline to Sign Up for Ornament Quartet
    Tue, September 22, 2020 Evening Stitch-In - Recommend a Needlework Book
    Tue, September 22, 2020 Daytime Stitch-In
    Sat, September 19, 2020 Silken Threads Bracelet by Maggie Thompson
    Thu, September 17, 2020 Evening Needlepointers
    Tue, September 15, 2020 Potpourri Stitchers
    Fri, September 11, 2020 Beading
    Tue, September 08, 2020 Evening Counted Thread
    Tue, September 08, 2020 Daytime Counted Thread & Needlepoint
    Wed, September 02, 2020 50th Anniversary Committee Meeting
    Tue, September 01, 2020 Deadline to sign up for Sept 19 Silken Threads Bracelet class
    Tue, August 25, 2020 Evening Stitch-In
    Tue, August 25, 2020 Daytime Stitch-In
    Mon, August 24, 2020 Newsletter Deadline
    Thu, August 20, 2020 Evening Needlepointers
    Tue, August 18, 2020 Potpourri Stitchers
    Fri, August 14, 2020 Virtual Retreat 2020: Amy Mitten Lecture
    Fri, August 14, 2020 Beading
    Thu, August 13, 2020 Virtual Retreat 2020: Show and Tell Plus 2021 Preview
    Tue, August 11, 2020 Evening Counted Thread (cancelled)
    Tue, August 11, 2020 Daytime Counted Thread & Needlepoint
    Wed, August 05, 2020 50th Anniversary Committee Kick-Off Meeting
    Mon, January 13, 2020 NGM Board Meeting

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