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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. 


    • Tue, June 15, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (CDT)

    A palette of soft greens and berry pinks plus a bounty of exquisite details make this folding heart-shaped sewing necessaire an essential for every needleworker. When opened, it contains pockets for essentials plus a pincushion, needle pages and thread rings. Stitched with various surface embroidery techniques, the necessaire closes with a Dorset button and strawberry cord. The upper edge of each heart is finished with a beaded edge and a tassel of strawberry emery, pinwheel and thimble holder swings from the lower tips. The finished piece excluding the tassels measures 6 ¾” x 7 ½” when closed. The pattern is  from Inspirations magazine issue 95. The magazine is no longer available but the 32-page PDF pattern can be purchased for $9.99 here.

    Laura Ericksen will discuss materials needed and how to begin marking the ground fabric. She has compiled a spreadsheet of the materials required for this project with tips for acquiring them, and the document is available on the Members Resources page of the website. There are several blogs that discuss making this piece; search these sites for the relevant discussions:

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

    LOCATION: This will be a hybrid meeting. In-person attendees will meet at Lee Popp's home. The link for those connecting by video conference 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)

    Bandolier bags—the large, heavily beaded shoulder bags made and worn by several North American Indian tribes around the Great Lakes—are prized cultural icons. From the 1870s to the present day, Ojibwe bead artists of Minnesota have been especially well known for their lively, creative designs. Using Marcia G. Anderson’s book, A Bag Worth a Pony, as a primary source, Denise Beusen will review the history, forms, structure, and motifs that give these works their lasting visual appeal.

    Jeanne Çur will also discuss the next section of 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. 

    • Tue, June 22, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 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. 

    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, June 22, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)

    Stacy West, prolific designer, author, quilter and shop owner will share the latest offerings from her Spring Lake Park, MN shop, Buttermilk Basin. Buttermilk Basin is a retail business selling wool, fabrics, kits, home goods, patterns and Stacy's own line of fabrics. She is passionate about all things needle and thread and loves sharing with her customers and other needlework enthusiasts.

    Stacy's work has appeared in a variety of magazines including Simply Vintage, American Patchwork & Quilting, and Quilts and More. She has also published several books through Patchwork Place and Martingale Press.

    Come hear about what inspires her and what's in store for 2021!

    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. 

    • Mon, June 28, 2021
    • (CDT)

    Copy deadline for the August/September issue of The Needle's Eye.

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

    The Peyote with a Twist (PWAT) stitch resembles the look of bead crochet but is stitched with a modified peyote technique. The pattern is available here for $8.79.

    For those who haven’t started the project but wish to, see the Jill Wiseman YouTube video on how to create the twist.

    We will discuss ways to finish the rope and attach the clasp. This program was rescheduled from April. The supply list is in the February/March issue of The Needle's Eye or the April calendar entry.

    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, July 13, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)

    Start an ornament and finish for the November meeting. Practice Hardanger and make a small ornament or choose a cross stitch or needlepoint one to make. In November show off your old and new ornaments!

    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, July 13, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)

    Instead of a designer spotlight, we are asking everyone to show a project from your past that always makes you smile or proud.  Each person will explain why you like it so much - designer, colors, stitches used, whatever. One advantage of a video meeting is the easy access to your past endeavors!

    Open stitching for the rest of the meeting.

    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. 




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

    Marilyn McMahon will guide us through the finishing of Margaret Bendig's Elegant Scissors Case that we started in March. 

    This is also the final night of instruction for the IMA Stitcher nametag. Jeanne Çur will review the finishing instructions provided by the designer, as well as other formats for finishing the piece.

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

    Bring something to share for lunch, and something to stitch.

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

    LOCATION: This will be a hybrid meeting. In-person attendees will meet at Astrid Weidling's home. The link for those connecting by video conference is on the Member Resources page. 

    • Tue, July 27, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)


    We will discuss the challenging projects of Heaven and Earth Designs (HAED).  Be prepared to share your HAED works-in-progress and completed projects.

    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, July 27, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)

    Judy O’Neil & Debbie Schwabel, members of the Exemplary Needle Guild in Buffalo, NY, will present a program on Bristol Orphanage Samplers.

    Judy will present the talk on Bristol Samplers. These samplers were worked by the girls living in George Müller's orphanage in Bristol, England. The Orphan Homes taught the girls many needlework skills. Judy will highlight some known Bristol Samplers, and talk about the common motifs and other characteristics of these samplers.

    Debbie has designed a small pin cushion with motifs often found on Bristol Orphanage Samplers. Use your favorite red thread and linen to stitch this cushion on any count linen. Embellish the edges with a Coral Knot stitch. Debbie will go over the instructions and finishing of the cushion, including a demonstration of the Coral Knot stitch. The chart will be available under Meeting Handouts in the Member’s Resource section of the NGM website.

    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. 

    • Mon, August 09, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Sat, August 14, 2021
    • (CDT)


    • Fri, August 13, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)

    Today we will begin to construct the Kaleidocycle from the 24 triangles that we’ve made since the May meeting. The pattern is free and can be downloaded here.
    (Note: when printing, use landscape orientation and fit to page options.) Please refer to the April/May issue of The Needle's Eye or the May calendar entry for the supply list.

    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.

    • Thu, August 19, 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.

    • Mon, August 23, 2021
    • (CDT)

    Copy deadline for the October/November issue of The Needle's Eye.

    • 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

Fri, June 11, 2021 Beading: Open Beading
Tue, June 08, 2021 Evening Counted Thread: Mill Hill Spotlight
Tue, June 08, 2021 Daytime Counted Thread and Needlepoint: Challenge Check-In
Tue, May 25, 2021 Evening Stitch-In: Miss Rose Percy and Her Wardrobe
Thu, May 20, 2021 Evening Needlepointers: A Deep Dive Into the NGM Library
Thu, May 20, 2021 Workshops with Jackie du Plessis - rescheduled
Tue, May 18, 2021 Potpourri Stitchers: April Showers Bring May Flowers
Fri, May 14, 2021 Beading: Kaleidocycle, Part 1
Tue, May 11, 2021 Evening Counted Thread: Rosewood Manor Spotlight
Tue, May 11, 2021 Daytime Counted Thread and Needlepoint: Hardanger Workshop
Sat, May 01, 2021 It’s Knot the Usual: Online Workshop by Sue Reed
Thu, April 29, 2021 Mystery of Life: Workshop Cancelled
Tue, April 27, 2021 Evening Stitch-In: Color Explorations on Perforated Paper
Tue, April 27, 2021 Daytime Stitch-In: Challenge Check-In
Mon, April 26, 2021 Newsletter Deadline
Tue, April 20, 2021 Potpourri Stitchers: Lavender Reverie from Inspirations magazine
Sat, April 17, 2021 Intro to Sashiko Workshop with Sandra Brick
Sat, April 17, 2021 Annual Meeting and Guest Lecture by Sandra Brick
Thu, April 15, 2021 Evening Needlepointers: Enter Your Work in the State Fair!
Tue, April 13, 2021 Evening Counted Thread: Amy Mitten Spotlight
Tue, April 13, 2021 Daytime Counted Thread and Needlepoint: Stitching World and Technology Part 2
Sat, April 10, 2021 Pick up your kit for the Intro to Sashiko Workshop
Fri, April 09, 2021 Beading: Twisted Peyote Beading Pattern, Part 2
Sun, April 04, 2021 Registration Deadline: Sashiko Workshop with Sandra Brick
Tue, March 23, 2021 Evening Stitch-In: The Jacket Tour: A Study of 17th Century Needlework - Part 2
Tue, March 23, 2021 Daytime Stitch-In: The Jacket Tour: A Study of 17th Century Needlework - Part 1
Thu, March 18, 2021 Evening Needlepointers: Ima Stitcher Nametag and Elegant Scissors Case
Tue, March 16, 2021 Potpourri Stitchers: Three-Dimensional Ornament designed by Joyce Martin
Fri, March 12, 2021 Beading: Bubbles and Bumps Necklace, Part 3
Tue, March 09, 2021 Evening Counted Thread: Lizzie Kate Spotlight
Tue, March 09, 2021 Daytime Counted Thread and Needlepoint: Challenge Check-In
Sat, March 06, 2021 March to the Finish 2021
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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