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    • Mon, January 13, 2020
    • (CST)
    • Mon, December 14, 2020
    • (CST)
    • 12 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, September 22, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)

    Kathryn Nerison will speak about her extensive travels and the ethic stitching she has encountered on her trips. 

    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, September 22, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)

    Consider this scenario: A good friend calls you, and he's calling because he knows you are an embroiderer (and he isn't). This friend's daughter-in-law has just started doing the type of needlework that you focus on. He asks "I want to buy my daughter-in-law a book on embroidery. Is there one you could recommend for her?"

    Your task: Think about the needlework books published in your primary area of stitching. Which one book would you recommend to your friend as a gift purchase for his daughter-in-law?

    We'll compile a list and post it in the Member Resources area of the website. That way when you get "the call", you'll have a handy reference list. But remember...you can name only one book.

    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. 

    • Wed, September 30, 2020
    • (CDT)

    Ornament Quartet by Marilyn Owen will be taught by Sandy Resnick at the November 2020 and February 2021 meetings of Evening Needlepointers and the Evening Stitch-In. For more information see the August/September issue of The Needle's Eye.

    • Thu, October 01, 2020
    • (CDT)

    In response to interest expressed by Evening Needlepointers (and others) for more Nancy Cucci Banner patterns, Jan Kelly will be placing a group order. For more information and an order form, check the August/September issue of The Needle's Eye.


    • Wed, October 07, 2020
    • 7:00 PM (CDT)

    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, October 09, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)

    Our annual ornament project is the Star of Wonder Ornament pattern by Teresa Morse of Iceni Bead Design in the United Kingdom. The pattern price is around $8.50 and can be purchased here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/604321186/bead-pattern-star-of-wonder-christmas.
    This ornament is double-sided and may be worn as a pendant. In this meeting, we will bezel the rivolis and build the inner disk. In December (Part 2) we will discuss the outer bands and how to finish the ornament.

    Supply list:

    • A copy of the pattern
    • two 14mm rivolis
    • six 4mm crystal bicones (matching the rivolis)
    • 4 grams size 11 Delica beads, color A (inner disk color)
    • 3 grams size 11 Delica beads, color B (accent color)
    • 5 grams size 11 Delica beads, color C (matching the rivoli)
    • 1 gram size 15 seed beads, matching color B
    • favorite beading thread, equivalent to Nymo size B or D
    • size 10 or 12 beading or sharp needle
    • usual beading supplies


    This group explores a variety of off-loom bead weaving stitches using the many types of beads available, as well as finishing techniques and how to use jewelry findings. At times we study some non-needle projects such as chain maille, kumihimo, and wirework.

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

    LOCATION:   (TEMPORARILY MEETING VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS)

    • Sat, October 10, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • Sun, October 11, 2020
    • (CDT)

    The fall Japanese Embroidery workshop with Kay Stanis will be held on October 10-11, 2020.  Due to the pandemic, we will meet by video conference. Kay will host four video sessions over the two days, each 40 minutes long: Saturday 10 am and 1 pm, and Sunday 10 am and 1 pm. Each session will cost $5 per student.

    For more information, email Carrie Hancock and provide the following:

    • your name
    • email address and a phone number where you can be reached
    • the phase you are planning to work on
    • which sessions you are registering for 


    • Tue, October 13, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)

    Share your patriotic patterns and ideas! We will discuss our Coming to America kits, Suffrage and other projects we are working on with a patriotic theme. 


    This group studies many counted techniques such as cross stitch, specialty stitches, hardanger, pulled thread, drawn thread, blackwork and hemstitching on evenweave fabric and canvas. Will alternate monthly between counted thread and needlepoint.

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

    LOCATION:   (TEMPORARILY MEETING VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS)

    • Tue, October 13, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)

    This meeting will be a stitch-in as we continue to look for leaders of the group and define the types of programs we'd like to pursue in coming months.

    We enjoy many counted techniques such as cross stitch, specialty stitches, hardanger, pulled thread, drawn thread, blackwork, and hemstitching, but let’s be honest, there is knitting, crocheting, quilting and needlepoint going on as well. Come for the camaraderie and the stories as well as the stitching!

    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, October 15, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)

    Jeanne Çur will share how to create the "Ima Stitcher" nametag from the September 2013 ANG Needlepointers magazine. She has obtained permission for our group to make copies of the project instructions from the magazine. We will each randomly pick 3 crayons and stitch the nametag using those colors. Please email Jan Kelly  if you would like to receive a copy of the pattern.


    This group explores a wide variety of specialty threads and stitches on canvas including counted needlepoint and finishing techniques. All stitchers are welcome.

    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, October 20, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (CDT)

    We are continuing to meet by video conference to keep each other up to date on our stitching progress.

    This group explores a variety of needlework. All members are welcome.  Please bring your own bag lunch. Coffee/tea and dessert are provided by the hostess.

    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, October 26, 2020
    • (CDT)

    Copy deadline for the December/January issue of The Needle's Eye.

    • Tue, October 27, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)

    Your choice:

    1. Pick out a Holiday ornament from any Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament issue. Show and share why you choose that ornament to stitch.

    Or

    2. Make a Moravian Star ornament. This month we will discuss fabric selection, cutting and basting. Supply list:

    • Fabric -1 fat quarter total (can use scraps)
    • Paper pattern pieces- 60 of 1-1/2 inch or 2 inch diamond paper pieces (can get these from quilt store or order on line or make them yourself from card stock).
    • Strong sewing thread
    • Glue- Elmer's glue stick or Roxanne’s glue baste it
    • Sharp sewing needle
    • Scissors 
    • Clothspins or clips

    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, October 27, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)

    Join Professional Home Organizer, Chandra Haugh, as she guides us on keeping our needlework stash in order. Watching her PowerPoint presentation will help you determine which projects retain meaning and which ones to let go. Or, if you'd like to keep all your needlework supplies but need a better way to organize them, she has tips and tricks for that too. Find more information about Chandra at:

    http://www.declutteryourdigs.wixsite.com

    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. 


    • Wed, November 04, 2020
    • 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. 

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

    Inspire other members with your winter/holiday projects and gift ideas!

    This group studies many counted techniques such as cross stitch, specialty stitches, hardanger, pulled thread, drawn thread, blackwork and hemstitching on evenweave fabric and canvas. Will alternate monthly between counted thread and needlepoint.

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

    LOCATION:   (TEMPORARILY MEETING VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS)

    • Tue, November 10, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)

    This meeting will be a stitch-in as we continue to look for leaders of the group and define the types of programs we'd like to pursue in coming months.

    We enjoy many counted techniques such as cross stitch, specialty stitches, hardanger, pulled thread, drawn thread, blackwork, and hemstitching, but let’s be honest, there is knitting, crocheting, quilting and needlepoint going on as well. Come for the camaraderie and the stories as well as the stitching!

    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, November 13, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)

    We will continue making the Bubbles and Bumps Necklace by Jill Wiseman which we began in August. We will concentrate on problems people may have in constructing the bumps. 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 explores a variety of off-loom bead weaving stitches using the many types of beads available, as well as finishing techniques and how to use jewelry findings. At times we study some non-needle projects such as chain maille, kumihimo, and wirework.

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

    LOCATION:   (TEMPORARILY MEETING VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS)

    • Tue, November 17, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (CST)

    Jeanne Çur will teach us how to make a felted rose.

    Supply list

    • Flower base 3-3 1/2” square tightly woven wool/felt (Weeks Dye Works Wool or similar)
    • Flower 3-3 1/2” square of tightly woven wool or thin, flexible felt (WDW Wool or similar)
    • Leaves 2”x 2” scrap of green wool fabric
    • Scissors for cutting flower edges
    • Pinking shears for cutting base and leaf edges (optional)
    • Center of flower 1/2” long stick pin - longer will not work (optional)
    • Glue stick

    This group explores a variety of needlework. All members are welcome.  Please bring your own bag lunch. Coffee/tea and dessert are provided by the hostess.

    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, November 19, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)

    Work one or all four of Marilyn Owen’s Ornament Quartet to learn some classic needlepoint patterns: Bargello, Pattern, Couching, Diaper Patterns, String Art and Nun’s Stitch Edging. This is a two-month program that will be taught for both Evening Stitch-In and Evening Needlepointers by Sandy Resnick in November 2020 and February 2021. During the second meeting, we'll discuss finishing. If you don't want to finish these as ornaments, each will fit in the top of a Sudberry small oak box.

    This project was originally published in the 2011 ANG Chapter Project Book, and the designer is making the instructions available to us. See the Aug/Sept and Oct/Nov issues of The Needle's Eye for information about how to order the pattern.

    Supplies needed:

    • 18 count mono canvas, color of your choice, 12"x 12" for all four ornaments; or 6"x 6" piece for one ornament
    • Stretcher bars and tacks
    • #8 pearl cotton, contrasting with canvas color
    • Floss to match #8 pearl cotton
    • Floss to match canvas color
    • #12 and #8 metallic braid, contrasting with canvas color
    • 1/16” metallic ribbon, contrasting with canvas color
    • Sewing thread same color as canvas

    This group explores a wide variety of specialty threads and stitches on canvas including counted needlepoint and finishing techniques. All stitchers are welcome.

    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, November 24, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)

    Final check in for the Challenge project and drawing for the $20 Guild Bucks!

    Show your holiday ornament from any Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament issue - hopefully it’s finished ready for the holidays!

    We’ll discuss ornament assembly and if we have time we’ll discuss Moravian Star Finishing- otherwise we’ll cover it in January.

    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, November 24, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)

    Work one or all four of Marilyn Owen’s Ornament Quartet to learn some classic needlepoint patterns: Bargello, Pattern, Couching, Diaper Patterns, String Art and Nun’s Stitch Edging. This is a two-month program that will be taught for both Evening Stitch-In and Evening Needlepointers by Sandy Resnick in November 2020 and February 2021. During the second meeting, we'll discuss finishing. If you don't want to finish these as ornaments, each will fit in the top of a Sudberry small oak box.

    This project was originally published in the 2011 ANG Chapter Project Book, and the designer is making the instructions available to us. See the Aug/Sept and Oct/Nov issues of The Needle's Eye for information about how to order the pattern.

    Supplies needed:

    • 18 count mono canvas, color of your choice, 12"x 12" for all four ornaments; or 6"x 6" piece for one ornament
    • Stretcher bars and tacks
    • #8 pearl cotton, contrasting with canvas color
    • Floss to match #8 pearl cotton
    • Floss to match canvas color
    • #12 and #8 metallic braid, contrasting with canvas color
    • 1/16” metallic ribbon, contrasting with canvas color
    • Sewing thread same color as canvas

    This group explores a wide variety of specialty threads and stitches on canvas including counted needlepoint and finishing techniques. All stitchers are welcome.

    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. 


    • 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 and supply list may be found in the October listing for the Beading SIG.

    This group explores a variety of off-loom bead weaving stitches using the many types of beads available, as well as finishing techniques and how to use jewelry findings. At times we study some non-needle projects such as chain maille, kumihimo, and wirework.

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

    LOCATION:   (TEMPORARILY MEETING VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS)

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

    We don't know where or how, but we'll figure out a way to celebrate! If we can meet in person, we'll all bring goodies to share. If not, we'll have to share a virtual toast by video conference. Stay tuned!

    This group explores a wide variety of specialty threads and stitches on canvas including counted needlepoint and finishing techniques. All stitchers are welcome.

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

    LOCATION:  TBD

    • 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, maybe in person!

    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, 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.

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

    We 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.

    Registration will open in late 2020 - watch your newsletter!

    • 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.


    • 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. Complete details will be available in early 2021 - watch The Needle's Eye for more information!

    • 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)
    • 1 or 2 day workshop, project to be determined

    Additional information will be published in The Needle’s Eye.


Past events

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

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