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Our monthly meetings are one (or maybe) eight of a kind!
It’s true! We have an annual meeting when the entire guild gets together in September of each year. We love it when guests attend this meeting because it’s our annual Minnesota State Fair show and tell. It’s also our kick off meeting for the year. Each of our smaller groups, known as Stitch Ins and Special Interest Groups, share their upcoming programs for the year. It’s a great time to see the big picture and catch up with friends!
Throughout the year, we have two types of meetings that take place each month. They’re called Stitch Ins and Special Interest Groups. They meet throughout each month at different times 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.
Because we never do anything by half; we have two monthly meetings. They are called a Stitch In. We hold one in the daytime and one in the evening on the 4th Tuesday every month. This larger group setting provides exposure to a range of fiber arts. This format includes:
- Hands-on Projects
- Daytime and Evening topics are usually different.
Programs may be different between the two meetings. Be sure to check both of them out as guests are welcome to attend two meetings before becoming a member. Members can attend either or both monthly Stitch Ins as well. 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 six groups that meet on a monthly basis in addition to our regular monthly Stitch Ins. SIGs are a small group setting where members share knowledge and ideas. SIG activities include speakers, classes and group projects. All Special Interest Groups meet at St. Nicholas in Richfield, MN.
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.
Evening Counted Thread
Focus includes many counted techniques such as cross stitch, specialty stitches, hardanger, pulled thread, drawn thread, blackwork, and hemstitching. Features a different program from Daytime Counted Thread.
This group meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Smockers and Quilters combined into a group which explores a variety of needlework. Areas of study include embroidery, stumpwork, shadow work, heirloom sewing as well as smocking and quilting.
This group meets monthly the 3rd Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to approx. 2:00 p.m. This group meets at people’s homes and runs through lunch.
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.
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