Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Inside EGA

Below is your link to the September December issue of Inside EGA!

Inside EGA - December 2009

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Direct Link:

Monday, November 9, 2009

A Sampler of Recipes

A Sampler of Recipes

A Collection of Favorite Family Recipes

from the Members of
Needle Artisans of Northwest Indiana

Price: $10.00

Available at chapter meetings
Contact Joan G

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sign Up Deadline - October NANI meeting

This is the project
for November's NANI meeting
Assisi Christmas Ornament
Designed by Julie Fera

Sign up Deadline
for November Class
(pictured above)
is the October
NANI Chapter Meeting

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fine Art of Fiber

The Fine Art of Fiber – Showcase of Fiber Arts
will be held at the Chicago Botanic Gardens Regenstein Pavilion on
Thursday, November 5, 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday – Sunday, November 6 – 8, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
This vibrant show is hosted by Illinois Quilters, Inc., North Suburban NeedleArts Guild, and the Weavers Guild of the North Shore. They always feature a lovely boutique. Check out the website for lectures that are held during the show hours. It's well worth the trip.

State Day Gifts

Which basket
will you
taking home?


The prize
baskets for
State Day

to the
Committee Chairs
Committee Members
NANI Board Members
& NANI volunteers
for their

in making this day a success : )

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Craft Day

Click image above to enlarge

If you get the chance, check it out!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
4-H Building at the Porter Co Fairgrounds
Valparaiso, IN

Monday, October 5, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

Class Schedule:

Click to Enlarge above flier


Materials update:

Please bring size 6 beads for the class.
Size 6 beads were used for the models.

From Marjorie: "I'd originally planned on size 8 beads
but found they were too hard to locate
so I redid the models in size 6
but then forgot to change the materials list.
I apologize."

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Assisi Christmas Ornament
Designed by Julie Fera

Sign up Deadline
for November Class
(pictured above)
is the October
NANI Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

State Day


"Web in an Autumn Garden"

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Hosted by:
Needle Artisans of Northwest Indiana

Westminister Presbyterian Church
8955 Columbia Avenue
Munster, IN 46321

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Registration & Refreshments

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Fee: $35.00
(includes continental breakfast, project kit & lunch)

September 15, 2009


Boutique on Saturday
presented by:
House of Stitches
1700 Lincolnway Suite 4
LaPorte, IN 46350
Phone: 219-326-0544 or 1-800-455-8517

A block of rooms
has been reserved at the
Hampton Inn
8936 Calumet Avenue
Munster, IN
(use code 'NAG' for group discount)
at the Hampton Inn scheduled
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Lunch Choices:
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----Additional Information----
Please bring:
portable lights
stitching supplies & scissors
hoop size of 6" or smaller

Don't forget to bring your Chapter's Projects
We will have a display area set up for each Participating Chapter

Participants are requested to refrain from
wearing perfume at the workship

Please turn off cell phones or change to vibrate
during class

Please refrain from visiting with
other workshop participants during class

Please keep food & beverages
off the table


Sunday, September 6, 2009

Meeting Reminder ...

State Day Meeting

September 8, 2009
7:00 p.m.

Janet's Clubhouse aka The Gerogetown Homes Clubhouse
3800 Georgetown Court
Hammond, IN

Per Mel: "We will probably be working on the kit bags
and filling the metal boxes.
Hope to see you all of you there."

Monday, August 31, 2009

EGA Headquarters

This is from the EGA Web Site
and easier to read
(than e-mail in previous post)

"Due to severe maintenance issues, EGA headquarters, 426 W. Jefferson St., Louisville, KY will be closed to the public and visitors until further notice. We regret any inconvenience that this may cause our members who planned to visit. The staff will continue with regular hours to meet members needs either through phone or email contact. We hope to move as soon as we come to an agreement with our landlord. Updates will be posted as we progress. If you have any questions, please contact Carol Dam "

EGA Headquarters Update

Please check your e-mail

Carol Peao Dam, President

sent out "Headquarters Update" (Aug 28th)

re. closing HQ to public & visitors

until further notice

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

New Outreach Program


A meeting has been scheduled

September 22, 2009

6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Janet's Clubhouse aka The Gerogetown Homes Clubhouse
3800 Georgetown Court
Hammond, IN

To discuss a New Class offering
at the Hammond Area YMCA

ReneeS, Outreach Coordinator
Class: Cross Stitch & Needle Crafts

In addition to the meeting (above)

Volunteers needed Sept 24, 2009 for Introductory Class

Questions & Comments .... Please contact ReneeS

Friday, August 28, 2009

Stash Sale

Hope to see you

Saturday, Aug 29th

at the

Stash Sale

7AM to 3PM

location: LaPorte County Fairgrounds

Sue D & Mel M selling in
Booth 36
Building Two

Beth V & I will be
lending a hand
if needed

The Stash Sale is in conjunction
with the radio station's
BIG garage sale

LaPorte County Fairgrounds
2581 W. Sr 2, La Porte, IN, 46350
(219) 362-2647

Concessions and restrooms are available

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

September Meeting

Design Your Own Garden


How is everybody doing on their garden?

Bring in your projects
(started at the June Meeting)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Schoolgirl samplers on display

Milwaukee Public Museum
800 West Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233

ABC's of Schoolgirl Samplers: Children, Education, and Needlework

Schoolgirl samplers are one of the most recognizable and beloved American needle arts. Samplers were created by young girls as part of their formal education demonstrating needle handiwork, literacy, moral education and historical/geographic understanding. A selection of a dozen samplers from the Museum's Clothing and Textile Collection provides an opportunity to enjoy and examine the handiwork of early 19th century American girls. This is a limited run exhibit due to the fragility and age of the textiles.

ABC's of Schoolgirl Samplers is located on the first floor, center gallery, from August 21 – November 29, 2009.

Milwaukee Public Museum
Summer Public Hours (June 14 - September 30) Monday 9:00 - 4:00
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9:00 - 4:00
Thursday 9:00 - 4:00
Friday 9:00 - 4:00
Saturday 9:00 - 4:00
Sunday 10:00 - 4:00

* Box Office closes 30 minutes prior to Museum closing time.

Closed Dates
July 4, 2009 (Independence Day)
November 26, 2009 (Thanksgiving Day)
December 25, 2009 (Christmas Day)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Extended Deadline: September 15th

Forms are available at the chapter meetings for
State Day 2009 Registration

The registration deadline has been changed to:
September 15th

The documents here in this post have been MODIFIED
for posting on this blog
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Questions & Comments should be directed to
E-Mail InStateDay2009
Please include Indiana State Day in the subject line

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Volunteers Needed !!!

message from Mel & Sue H (State Day): This year our guild is sponsoring the annual Indiana State Day. As with any guild project, there will be a need of many hands to have a successful event. This will be an ongoing process with many tasks to accomplish.
Web in an Autumn Garden
EGA/Indiana State Day
Saturday, October 17, 2009

State Day Registration is 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. Central Time
Class 9:00 - 3:00 Central Time

Westminister Presbyterian Church
8955 Columbia Ave; Munster, IN 46321

A block of rooms has been reserved
for out-of-town guests at the
Hampton Inn and Suites
(8936 Calumet Ave; Munster)
To reserve rooms used code "NAG" for group discount

ALSO, there will be a Friday Night Stitch-In
at the Hotel (Oct 16th)
from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

----How You can Help----

___Donations/door prize baskets: theme baskets - Use your imagination!
___Kit Assembly: Anticipating 50+ participants
___Table Angels: Guild member to sit at a table with five participants. Assist participants with stitching process, answer questions, be familiar with stitches being used in project. (will have pattern & stitching instruction ahead of time)
___Baking: Baked goods for am / desserts for lunch. Need items plated on Friday night for serving Saturday morning. Goal is to promote cookbook purchases by using recipes published in the NANI cookbook.
___Friday Night Set Up: arrange tables for registration, stitching, lunch, service table(s), prizes. Plate food (see above)
___Friday Night Stitch-In: Hospitality room reserved 7-9pm at Hampton Inn and Suites(8936 Calumet Ave; Munster) for out-of-town participants. Need two hostesseses, refreshments served.
___Saturday Morning: Greeters, Registration, Hostess
___Lunch Helpers: Distribute pre-ordered box lunches. Set up dessert table.
___Needlework Display: Need hostesses to watch display area & answer questions. Probably in separate room with boutique
___Clean Up: every area used

Suggestions? Questions? Comments?
Sign up with Mel &/or Sue H.
E-Mail INStateDay2009

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above photo: State Day Project WIP
stitching by Lelia
WIP = Work in Progress

Saturday, August 15, 2009

August 2009 Web Wanderings

Have you seen the
August Web Wanderings?

This is only available electronically

Lots of great information on-line

Check it out!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Additional Benefit of Membership

Cards are available for EGA members thru EGA Headquarters for 10% off purchases at JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores

EGA members need to send a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) to

The Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Inc.

Attn: Logan
426 West Jefferson Street • Louisville, KY 40202-3202

Include a note inside that the SASE is for the JoAnn Card.
These cards expire at the end of August 2010

Inquiries, Questions & Comments: (502) 589-6956 • Fax (502) 584-7900

Sunday, August 2, 2009

August NANI Meeting:


Grab your latest WIP** and
bring it along with you to the NANI chapter meeting

This is my current WIP -- (pictured),
an ornament (WIP) Santa's Stash,
designed by Lynda Watkins,
c.2003 Full Circle Designs

This pattern is in the 2003 JCS Ornament Magazine, pg. 49

**WIP = Work in Progress

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Japanese Embroidery

Traditional Japanese Embroidery
Chicago, IL
In the Historic
Hyde Park Community

Class Instructor: Karen L. Plater

August 17 - 20, 2009
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Classes include students of all skill/phase levels. Each phase follows a format that builds from one phase level to another, culminating in a sound comprehension of all 46 techniques

Questions? Comments? Fees? Contact instructor,
Karen L. Plater
e-mail: KLPlater (at) cfl (dot) rr (dot) com

Register by contacting
Ruth Bloom
e-mail: Isbrwb (at) yahoo (dot) com

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Click on Image to Enlarge -- or
send an e-mail & I can forward an 8x10 image

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Ornaments for Outreach Program

Please continue stitching ornaments for our local Hospice Organization
Finished ornaments should be turned in to Chris R by the October NANI meeting

For additional information, please see LINK TO THIS POST

Beaded ornaments in both pictures were made by Lelia,
using aida fabric & Mill Hill beads

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Thank you from Marjorie H

Last night we met to make the kits for the Camp Quality project --
There will be 78 campers this year at Camp Quality.

Thanks go to JanetC and her wonderful clubhouse

and to all the members that came:

CarolL, NormaA, SusanP, JameeJ, BettiP, ReneeS, CarolP, SueH,
BethV, KarenP, ClaudiaC and BarbP

What a great group!

We got it all done!

I had loads of fun and I think everyone else did, too. We stenciled and silk screened the designs onto felt and kitted thread and needles to embellish the painted designs.

While a couple tables messed with paints, one table patiently cut freezer paper stencils and another made up 80 baggies with colorful strands of perle cotton and needles and trimmed the painted designs to size.

It was hard for the stencilers and screeners to stop once the design ideas began to flow!

Photos from the evening are on my Flickr page, link here.

Our class at Camp Quality will be

Friday, August 7 from 9am-noon
We have room for more teachers if you'd like to join us.

Questions or Comments .... Contact Marjorie

Thursday, July 16, 2009

July 21st: Camp Quality Kit Assembly

Note from MarjorieH:

There will be a meeting to prepare kits for Camp Quality (CQ)

Tuesday, July 21st


at Janet's Clubhouse*


We would like your thoughts & ideas for organizing and presenting the kits, plus teaching the project

I will demonstrate and give you a chance to try two techniques for putting designs on fabric:
freezer paper stencils and silk screen

We will use these techniques to print designs onto felt for the CQ project


Please bring yourself in old clothes (acrylic paint doesn't wash out)

(If you don't have any of the items listed below, don't worry--come anyway
We'll have plenty of materials for everyone)

We could use fabric scissors, exacto knives (or small paper scissors), cheap acrylic paints in flower colors, browns or greens, old irons, ironing pads or boards, and cheap foam paintbrushes


We can always use felt pieces (larger than 4" x 6")

We need size 18-20 needles (chenille or tapestry) for the kits

I think we have a good quantity of perle cotton now

Janet's Clubhouse aka The Gerogetown Homes Clubhouse
3800 Georgetown Court
Hammond, IN
MAP here

Comments or Questions, contact Marjorie or
E-mail Needle Artisans

Saturday, July 11, 2009


Check out this July Giveaway on Marjorie's Blog

When I clicked on the photo to enlarge, I could see all the detail in the patterns. This would be fun to own & stitch!

Don't miss this opportunity. Details HERE

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Change to October Class:

Note from MarjorieH

materials update:

Please bring size 6 beads for the class.
Size 6 beads were used for the models.

I'd originally planned on size 8 beads but found they were too hard to locate so I redid the models in size 6 but then forgot to change the materials list. I apologize.

Also, don't worry about bringing beading thread. I've learned that's also too hard to find and I'll bring Nymo in a selection of colors. It doesn't take much and we can share.

Thanks! Marjorie


Comments? Questions?
E-mail Marjorie or NeedleArtisans (at) gmail (dot) com


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Outreach Program

Outreach Program - Note cards:

They're Here!!!
The sale of these cards will benefit the local Hospice!!!

Please continue to stitch & donate squares to be mounted on the cards. This is an ongoing outreach program.

Please turn in all your squares to Chris R

Need more information??? See post HERE or contact Chris

Comments? Questions?
Send an e-mail to: NeedleArtisans (at) gmail (dot) com

Needlework Squares stitched by Lelia

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

GLR Outreach Programs


Outreach Programs are listed on the GLR website. Some of the chapters have photographs, too!

I couldn't help notice our group was mentioned in the 2008 list!

Check it out!

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NANI is also listed on 2009 page

Monday, July 6, 2009

Web Wanderings

From the Great Lakes Region Website:

The JULY link is now available for

Web Wanderings, an occasional publication

If you are not familiar with this publication, it is described on the web site:

it "is a wide-ranging selection of embroidery related information and book reviews compiled by EGA-GLR webmaster in her role as newsletter editor for EGA Dayton OH chapter. It is only available electronically and each website has been safely visited by the compiler"

Previous months, February thru June can be read by following the links.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Group Courses available from GLR

The Great Lakes Region correspondence courses have been selected for 2010:

Registration deadline is November 1, 2009

Molly: A Dimensional Bear
Australian Wool Embroidery
Dianne Lewandowski $50

Beading Color Play
Peggy Wright $55

Lady Larkspur Necklace
Jeanette Carmichael $53

Cleopatra’s Cat
Canvas Sampler
Mary Long $60

Dutch Legacy
Canvas Shading & Blackwork
Sandy Rodgers $62

Italian Drawn Thread
Barbara Kershaw $50

Pulled Thread
Ilse Altherr $51

Dakota Rogers $57

Crazy Patch Adventure
Surface Embroidery
Kathleen N. Herman $45

Shading Stitches
Surface Embroidery
Judy Jeroy $55

Silk and Metal Embroidery
Silk & Metal
Kay Stanis $53

Silk Ribbon Pond
Silk Ribbon Embroidery
Kim Sanders $50

Photographs and course descriptions are available HERE on the EGA web site.

GLR Registration Form Here, along with additional details


Friday, July 3, 2009

July Chapter Meeting

The Drawn Thread
My Favorite Things

How are you doing on this year's Stitch-A-Long? Bring your projects with you to the next meeting!

(The SAL was started at the February meeting)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Third Annual Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair

3rd Annual Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair!

July 17-19, 2009
McHenry County College
8900 US Hwy 14
Crystal Lake, IL

More information on their web site (Link Here)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Hardanger by MarjorieH

Marjorie H finished her hardanger project:



Project before assembly

This is the Indiana State Day Project