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Our monthly meetings are one (or maybe eight) of a kind!
It’s true! We have an annual information meeting in September when the guild gets together to welcome new members and guests we have met at the Minnesota State Fair and other events. Members bring projects they completed throughout the year and those that were on display at the State Fair. Each smaller group, the Stitch-Ins and Special Interest Groups (SIGs), shares its upcoming programs for the year. Come to see the big picture and catch up with friends!
Throughout the year, we have two types of meeting every month. They’re called Stitch-Ins and Special Interest Groups (SIGs). They are scheduled at different times of the month with their own programs and needlework focus. A summary of meeting activities is below.
For all events, workshops, meeting times, program information and goings on, please click here for our Guild Calendar. Hover over an event on the calendar to see the details.
To provide our members with a daytime and evening meeting option, we have a Daytime Stitch-In and an Evening Stitch-In every month. Both happen on the 4th Tuesday. This larger group setting provides exposure to a range of fiber arts. This format includes:
- Hands-on Projects
Programs may differ between the two meetings. Be sure to check both of them out as guests are welcome to attend two meetings before becoming members. Members may attend both meetings, too, of course. Meetings are held at St. Nicholas Church in Richfield, MN.
Special Interest Groups
We call them SIGS. Our Special Interest Groups are mini-meetings that focus on a special topic. Currently, we have five groups that meet monthly and one semi-annually in addition to our regular monthly Stitch-Ins. SIGs are small group settings where members share knowledge and ideas. SIG activities include speakers, classes, and group projects. Most Special Interest Groups meet at St. Nicholas in Richfield, MN. See the individual SIG descriptions for calendar listings specific to those groups.
Beading Special Interest Group
Welcome all beaders! This special interest group explores the various bead weaving techniques including peyote, brick, herringbone (Ndebele), right angle weave, netting and square stitch using the many types of beads available.
This group meets monthly on the 2nd Friday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to Noon.
This group explores a wide variety of specialty threads and stitches on canvas including counted needlepoint and finishing techniques.
This group meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Daytime Counted Thread and Needlepoint
Includes 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.
Traditional Japanese Embroidery
Two workshops each year are held with Kay Stanis, who is a certified teacher in Japanese Embroidery. Workshops are open to anyone interested in Japanese Embroidery. Up to 6 phases may be taught at the same time; you must take each phase in order.
Calendar listing of upcoming Traditional Japanese Embroidery sessions. Please note that these meetings are set only a few months in advance. If the listing shows no meetings check back in a month or two.
Evening Counted Thread
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! The program is usually different from Daytime Counted Thread & Needlepoint.
This group meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
This group explores a variety of needlework.
This group meets monthly the 3rd Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to approx. 2:00 p.m. The group meets at people’s homes. Attendees bring their own lunches.
All members are welcome. Please bring something to eat for your lunch. Coffee/tea and dessert are provided by the hostess.
Meetings are held in the large fireplace room on the lower level. The room is accessible by stairs or elevator.
St. Nicholas Episcopal Church
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