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    • Wed, January 06, 2021
    • (CST)
    • Wed, December 01, 2021
    • (CST)
    • 12 sessions

    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. 

    • 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. 


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

    This year we're going virtual with our annual fun weekend of stitching and socializing. Make plans to set aside two days to work on those projects that need some time devoted to them -- and give yourself permission to ignore all the demands that otherwise distract you from needlework.

    This event is free to members, and does not require registration. You'll be able to join using meeting links on the Member Resources page. The event will be open 10 am to 6 pm, and you'll be able to come and go at will.

    All three of Tony Minieri's Back to Basics the Right Way DVDs will be shown during the event. 

    Saturday, March 6

    • 10:00 am: Participants will check-in and declare what they intend to stitch over the day.
    • 11:00 am: Show Tony Minieri's Back to Basics the Right Way: Bad Habits Broken Here part 1.
    • 3:00 pm: Show Tony Minieri's Back to Basics the Right Way: Bad Habits Broken Here part 2.
    • 4:00 pm: Participants will share their progress and finishes, followed by drawing of two door prizes. Participants must be present to win.


    Sunday, March 7

    • 10:00 am: Participants will check-in and declare what they intend to stitch over the day.
    • 3:00 pm: Show Tony Minieri's Back to Basics the Right Way: Bad Habits Broken Here part 3.
    • 4:00 pm: Participants will share their progress and finishes, followed by drawing of two door prizes. Participants must be present to win.


    This is a chance to stitch while being able to show off our latest accomplishments. Tony Minieri's DVDs are wonderful videos that all stitchers should find of interest. There is so much information covered in each video that even if you have seen it before, you will surely gain some new insights from a repeat viewing.

    • Tue, March 09, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)


    We will decide in February what the March topic will be.  Check the NGM website after the February meeting.

    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, March 09, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)

    Candy Leonard will highlight Lizzie*Kate, one of her favorite designers, with a little history and some finishes or patterns.  We will start our series project, and decide on an end date with a drawing for a prize for all who finish.

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

    This will be the last time we visit the Bubbles and Bumps Necklace by Jill Wiseman. We will concentrate on problems people may have in constructing the bumps, and discuss clasp options. People who wish to begin this project are welcome.

    You will need to supply:
    •A copy of Jill's book Beautiful Beaded Ropes; project on pp. 76-79
    •24 grams size 11 seed beads (main rope color)
    •2 grams size 15 seed beads
    •6 grams size 8 seed beads
    •22 grams size 6 seed beads
    •11 8mm round glass beads (for inside the bumps)
    •size 10-12 beading or sharp needle
    •favorite beading thread, Nymo D or 6 lb. Fireline
    •usual beading supplies

    This group meets the 2nd Friday from 10am - 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, March 16, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (CDT)

    This is an old but beautiful design from 1982 that is finished as a hollow six-sided ornament and will be led by Sandra Resnick. The instructions are available to download HERE

    In these directions, 14-ct perforated paper and DMC floss are used. It could also be stitched on 14-ct canvas (interlock would eliminate dealing with fraying edges), 14-ct plastic canvas, or 28-ct linen or Aida. The latter would require a stiffener to maintain shape and an edge treatment to prevent unraveling. There is perforated paper in the Guild stash available on request.

    The instructions specify stitching with 4 plies of DMC floss which means a laying tool should be used for best results. If you want to speed up the process, consider using pearl cotton. Stitches used include straight, couching, and overcast stitches. If you want to glitz it up, consider using a ribbon floss such as Neon rays.

    Supply list:

    • 8” x 12” piece of your choice of ground fabric (enough for 6 sides). 
    • Neutral color for the center of each side - 3 shades - light, medium, and dark. The medium shade of neutral color is used to join the sides together.
    • 6 different colors, one for each side – 3 shades – light, medium, and dark
    • Gold metallic ribbon floss (e.g. Kreinik ribbon) for couching. The ribbon floss is couched with the light shade of floss from each side.

    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, March 18, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)

    Jeanne Çur will continue guiding us through the “Ima Stitcher” name tag project. Show us your progress and bring your questions.

    Marilyn McMahon will start us on the “Elegant Scissors Case” by Margaret Bendig. This is a tri-fold counted canvas design that when opened reveals a pocket to hold your scissors, laying tool and a small ruler. Finishing directions are included and you can adjust the pocket to meet your needs. It’s a great “take along” stitching project.

    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, March 23, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)

    In the fall of 2010, Marie Zaczkowski was part of a tour known as the “Jacket Tour,” organized by Tricia Wilson Nguyen, owner of Thistle Threads and one of the lead needleworkers on the Plimoth Plantation jacket project. In Part 1 of this presentation, Marie will highlight some of the incredible pieces of 17th century needlework studied in England during the two-week tour.

    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, March 23, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)

    In the fall of 2010, Marie Zaczkowski was part of a tour known as the “Jacket Tour”, organized by Tricia Wilson Nguyen, owner of Thistle Threads and one of the lead needleworkers on the Plimoth Plantation jacket project. In Part 2 of this presentation, Marie will highlight more of the incredible pieces of 17th century needlework studied in Scotland during the two-week tour. 

    This group meets 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. 

    • Sun, April 04, 2021
    • (CDT)

    For information about this workshop and how to register, visit  https://needleworkguildmn.org/event-3991976.

    • Fri, April 09, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)

    Started by Kate McKinnon, Contemporary Geometric Beadwork is an open-source architectural beadwork project built on the pioneering work in beaded structures by such artists as Julia Pretl, Diane Fitzgerald, and Jean Power. One of their early projects is the Kaleidocycle, a turning toy made from ordinary flat peyote triangles. The pattern is free and can be downloaded from https://beadmobile.wordpress.com/cgb-free-pattern-library/basic-kaleidocycle-pattern/. (Note: when printing, use landscape orientation and fit to page options.)

    You will need to supply (suggested color numbers in parentheses):

    •10g size 11° Miyuki Delica beads in opaque black (DB0010)
    •10g size 11° Miyuki Delica beads in opaque white (DB0351)
    •2g size 11° Miyuki Delica beads in opaque red (DB0791)
    •2g size 11° Miyuki Delica beads in opaque yellow (DB0651)
    •2g size 11° Miyuki Delica beads in opaque green (DB0724)
    •2g size 11° Miyuki Delica beads in opaque blue (DB0726)
    •2g size 15° seed beads in silver
    •Size 10-12 beading or sharp needle
    •Favorite beading thread (use nylon thread rather than fishing line, such as Nymo D, Silamide A, KO thread, or One G thread.)

    This group meets the 2nd Friday from 10am - 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.

    • Sat, April 10, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)

    If you've ordered the kit for the Sandra Brick  Intro to Sashiko workshop, you can pick it up today at St. Nick's parking lot. If you're unable to attend, please make arrangements with Martha Duckert to receive your kit.

    • Thu, April 15, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)

    Becky Lieser will walk us through the process of entering your work in the State Fair Creative Arts Competition and give us insights into how judging is done. She’ll also explain the scoring system and the judging criteria used in scoring.

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


    • Sat, April 17, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • online

    Join us for our Annual Meeting, at which we will elect 2021 officers and then enjoy a guest lecture. There is no charge for the event but members must register to receive connection information. A registration link will be available on the Member Resources page by April 1. 

    Sashiko: Art with Needle and Thread, a lecture by Sandra Brick

    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.


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

    • Sat, April 17, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • online
    Register

    Registration deadline: April 4, 2021.

    Wondering if Sashiko is for you? This project-based, online workshop by Sandra Brick will give you a chance to explore the art form.

    Sashiko is a form of linear Japanese stitching using small running stitches to create either a patterned background or foreground. Working with a kit containing authentic Sashiko thread, needle, and pre-designed fabric, you will test out Sashiko stitches and come away with a hand-stitched coaster.

    This class is free to Guild members, but requires registration. The optional kit price is $15.

    Supplies needed: a small pair of scissors and if necessary, a light & magnifier.

    If you have questions, contact the VP-Workshops at ngmprograms@needleworkguildnm.org 




    • Tue, April 20, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (CDT)

    This tasseled book stop designed by Heather Moody from South Australia can double as a lavender sachet. Each of the four sides is embellished with lavender flowers. The lavender stems are worked in stem stitch, the leaves in detached chain stitch, and the flowers are bullion knots. Astrid Weidling will lead this program.

    This is an opportunity to use your imagination! There’s no need to limit yourself to lavender… you can make this your dream garden with a variety of flowers and a wide range of surface stitches.

    Each stitcher needs to have their own copy of the pattern, which was published in issue 41 of Inspirations. It can be purchased online at https://www.inspirationsstudios.com/product/inspirations-issue-41/ for $14.95 Australian dollars plus approximately $14.45 postage. There are 8 projects in this issue.

    If you have this magazine, are not interested in participating in this program, and are willing to loan it to someone, please let Sandy Resnick know.

    Supply list:

    • Natural colored linen 6” x 17 ¾”. Since the design is not counted, gauge makes no difference.
    • DMC threads
      • A - #645, vy dark beaver grey
      • B - #646, dk beaver grey
      • C - #3041, med antique violet
      • D - #3042, lt antique violet
      • E - #3740, dk antique violet
      • F - #3743, vy lt antique violet
    • No. 8 crewel needle
    • No. 9 milliner’s needle

    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. 

    • 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)
    • online
    Register

    Registration deadline: February 26, 2021.

    In this design by Sue Reed, 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.

      • Proficiency Level: Advanced Intermediate
      • Design Size: 8½” x 8¾”
      • Ground fabric: 18 mono canvas 
      • Color choices (click HERE to view):
      • #1-Sage green/red/gold (shown above)
      • #2-Taupe/red/navy blue
      • #3-Blue/green/coral 
      • #4-Sage green/red/autumn orange

    The deposit for the class fee is $95 and the kit fee is $105, for a total of $200. The final class fee will be determined once the number of registrants is known.

    If you have questions, contact the VP-Workshops at ngmprograms@needleworkguildnm.org 

    • Sat, May 01, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Sun, May 02, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • online

    Sponsored by Minnesota Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild

    Challenge yourself! Create three separate interwoven knots with metallic braid and Vineyard silks. The knots, placed in the body of the design, are surrounded by patterns of stitches. Many of the stitches selected also appear interwoven to further enhance the knots. Some of the stitches used are Japanese braid, T-stitch, crisscross Hungarian, and double alternating Nobuko. The design is bordered in another knot pattern using all of the colors. This multicolored sennit stitch, while requiring thought in the execution, soon develops into a stitching rhythm that makes for a rewarding challenge and a dynamic border for this piece.

    For information about how to register, click HERE.



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

    Due to the pandemic, these workshops have been rescheduled (a second time) to September 10, 11, and 12, 2021.

    For additional information, contact Carrie Hancock.


    • Thu, May 20, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)

    Sure, you know NGM has a library of 400+ books. But do you know what’s in it? And how it’s arranged? How about the mechanics of checking out books? Our ace team of librarians, Janet Rock and Jeanne Çur, will reveal all you need to know to make the most of this resource as soon as we’re able to get back into the church.

    Jeanne will also field questions and provide help with the “Ima Stitcher” name tag project. 

    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, 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, June 17, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)

    This is the first session of December Dazzle, taught by  Gloria Misfeldt and Jan Kelly. Sixth in a series of seasonal samplers by Nancy Cucci, December Dazzle 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.

    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, September 10, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Sun, September 12, 2021
    • (CDT)

    These workshops with Jackie du Plessis were rescheduled from May 2020 to May 2021, and are now rescheduled a second time. They  include:

    • 1-day Needlework Peddler Doll finishing class 
    • 1 day Marie Erco Sampler & Etui box 

    Registration for these workshops closed in 2020. For additional information, contact Carrie Hancock.


    • 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

Sat, February 27, 2021 Traditional Japanese Embroidery with Kay Stanis
Fri, February 26, 2021 Registration Deadline: Mystery of Life Workshop with Sue Reed
Fri, February 26, 2021 Registration Deadline: It's Knot the Usual Workshop with Sue Reed
Tue, February 23, 2021 Evening Stitch-In: Ornament Quartet, continued
Tue, February 23, 2021 Daytime Stitch-In: A Virtual Tour
Mon, February 22, 2021 Newsletter Deadline
Thu, February 18, 2021 Evening Needlepointers: Ornament Quartet, continued
Tue, February 16, 2021 Potpourri Stitchers: What's Next? Let's Finalize the Plan!
Fri, February 12, 2021 Beading: Twisted Peyote Beading Pattern, Part 1
Tue, February 09, 2021 Evening Counted Thread: The Drawn Thread Highlighted
Tue, February 09, 2021 Daytime Counted Thread and Needlepoint: Mounting Needlework in Box Tops
Mon, February 01, 2021 Deadline to order December Dazzle kit
Tue, January 26, 2021 Evening Stitch-In: Stitching World and Technology
Tue, January 26, 2021 Daytime Stitch-In: Pick a New Challenge Project
Thu, January 21, 2021 Evening Needlepointers: ANG Virtual Seminar Projects and Ima Stitcher Nametag
Tue, January 19, 2021 Potpourri Stitchers: What stitching presents did you receive?
Tue, January 12, 2021 Evening Counted Thread: Open Stitching
Tue, January 12, 2021 Daytime Counted Thread and Needlepoint: Stitching World and Technology
Sun, January 10, 2021 Registration Deadline: February Traditional Japanese Embroidery Sessions
Fri, January 08, 2021 Beading: Catch Up On Your Projects
Mon, December 28, 2020 Newsletter Deadline
Tue, December 22, 2020 Evening Stitch-In: NO MEETING
Tue, December 22, 2020 Daytime Stitch-In: NO MEETING
Sun, December 20, 2020 Designing With Kumihimo Class by Maggie Thompson
Thu, December 17, 2020 Evening Needlepointers: Year-End Retrospective and Holiday Party
Tue, December 15, 2020 Potpourri Stitchers: NGM Banner, Ideas for Next Year
Fri, December 11, 2020 Beading: Star of Wonder Ornament, Part 2
Tue, December 08, 2020 Evening Counted Thread: Revisit Samplers and Program Planning
Tue, December 08, 2020 Daytime Counted Thread and Needlepoint: Stitch-In
Sat, December 05, 2020 St. Nicholas Food Drive
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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