Wednesday, June 30, 2010

GLR June Issue ....

Check out the June issue
GLR News

especially, page eight,

with pictures & information

about the

Great Lakes Region Fall Meeting, October 1-2, 2010

Notice the special mention
of our very own

And NANI's Needle Arts Show?

Friday, June 25, 2010

Stash Sale

per Linda, House of Stitches:

Some of you have been asking about our annual

“Midwest Stash Exchange”

(a swap meet for needle workers).

It will be in our back parking lot on
August 14, 2010.

More information will follow but we want you to

mark your calendars now.

Plan to be there!

Monday, June 21, 2010

EGA Wisconsin State Day

EGA - Wisconsin State Day
Meeting & Workshop
August 19 -21, 2010

Lecture by Catherine Jordan
"Fabric Painting"

State Day meeting
& Dinner

"Great Lakes Map

Registration Deadline:
July 1, 2010

Information HERE

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Time to Celebrate!!

Pat W
on her ornament submission
to PieceWork Magazine!!!

See her post
Exiciting News to Share
on her blog

The July/August issue of PieceWork
should be availably July 6th
(per their web site)

link to article HERE

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Japanese Embroidery in Chicago

Registration for the Japanese Embroidery studio with Karen L. Plater on September 27 – 30, 2010, in the Hyde Park area of Chicago, IL is now open!

A registration form is at the bottom of this post.

This is a mixed level studio with an emphasis on the traditional Phases of Japanese embroidery. Please contact Marjorie Holme /Moonsilk Stitches if you wish additional information.

The class will meet at Regent’s Park apartment complex, 5020 South Lake Shore Drive in Hyde Park for all four days. The class runs 9:30A-3:30P daily, with an hour for lunch.

We are limiting studio to ten students so that Karen can provide enough individual attention to each person. Places in the class are first-come, first served. Your registration will be confirmed by phone or email. My comments on our most recent class are here.

If you have begun a Phase piece at the Japanese Embroidery Center and wish to continue working on it under Karen Plater's supervision, you will be welcome. Please contact Marjorie Holme and she will put you in touch with Karen.

Anyone registering after the class is full will be placed on a waiting list and will receive notification of wait-list status. Therefore, if you register and then find you cannot attend, please notify us as soon as possible. Per the class policies and procedures:Full refunds will be provided if notification is given at least 60 days before the class. For this class, the deadline for a full refund is JULY 31,2010. Partial refunds may be available with less than 6 weeks notice. If the class fails to meet the minimum number of students, full refunds will be made to all registrants.

Instruction fees for Studio time will be $40/day plus a daily Chicago fee of $30 (which covers the room rental) for a total of $70 per day.

The two day ‘Three Happiness’ class costs $150 TOTAL including supplies. Please let me know if you have any questions about class logistics.

Pre-planning is essential so that reservations for the classroom and air fare for Karen can be secured in a timely fashion. Please commit to this opportunity and send in your reservation by the deadline.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Literacy Program Bookmarks

At the June meeting, these bookmarks were collected to give to Hammond Reads for their October extravaganza. They were stitched by Chris Retseck (the two on perforated paper in the middle), Pat Bellenger (the Hardanger bookmark), and Marjorie Holme. They have been given to Hammond Reads along with a box of donated books.

Please continue to stitch on your bookmarks and collect your gently used books for the project.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Crewel Chatelaine

The Crewel Chateliane class
is full
and registration closed



Expand your embroidery skills and make a
lovely crewel tool holder & nametag

You will stitch two small 3" square
crewel designs that will form
a pocket & a pincushion on the chatelaine

If you wish, add your name
and a small floral design
on the wide strap

Loops on the underside of the strap
hold your working threads and
the looped strap ends will keep scissors
+ other tools handy

the kit will include all materials
and instructions needed
for stitching + finishing

Students need to bring
a 4" embroidery hoop
and scissors

Questions &/or Comments
can be directed to
Needle Artisans

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

New Inside EGA

Member Jamee J. and our Indiana State Day program are featured in the newest issue of Inside EGA. Thanks to Renee R. for sending in the article. And, of course, thanks to Jamee and all of the members who worked so hard to make Indiana State Day 2009 the wonderful event it was!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Mary Frances Meadows

Former member Mary Frances Meadows passed away this week. She had had heart surgery in May and never really came back from it.

I believe she was a NANI charter member. She didn't drive, but came any time she could obtain a ride, which wasn't often in the last few years. Mary Frances was also a member of Ridge Needlepointers (ANG) and Homewood Embroiderer's Guild. I've been unable to find an obituary for Mary Frances. I did discover that she was born September 15, 1928.

For those of you who wish to remember her, there will be a memorial service on Saturday, June 26 at 11am at the Church of the Holy Family in Park Forest, IL.

If you click on the church link, you will be able to see a lovely embroidery done by a good friend of Mary Frances's, Rita Kortenhoeven. Rita stitched an original Phoenix for the church. The Phoenix is treasured by the church and treated with a great deal of care and is only on display at certain times of the year to protect it from the light. Sadly, the picture doesn't enlarge. The piece is spectacular in person.

This page has directions to the church but no embroidery.

Mary Frances Meadows

There will be a
Memorial Service

Mary Frances Meadows

Saturday, June 26, 2010
11:00 a.m.

Church of the Holy Family
Episcopal Church
102 Marquette Street
Park Forest, Illinois 60466

Located at:
Sauk Trail and South Orchard Drive


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Quilt Show

Berrien Towne & Country Quilt Guild
hosts their
2010 Quilt Show

250+ Quilts on display

Saturday, June 26 & 27
10am to 5pm

Guest Speaker Beth Farrier
Applewood Quilts
Saturday lectures at
11:00am & 2:30pm

Hourly Demonstrations
Sunday from 11am-4pm

Sit & Stitch
Learn a new or
very old technique

Boutique featuring
unique quilts & quilted items
for sale

Raffle Quilts

Mini-quilt silent auction

Vendors with
patterns, fabrics,
quilt & craft items

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Entry Forms

Please be reminded,
all exhibited pieces in the
2010 Needlework Exhibit
must have an
entry / insurance form
turned in to Beth V

Please do not wait until the
last minute to turn in forms

The Committee needs to prepare
identification materials and
publications for the exhibit.

Forms are due
August 18th

Need copies of the forms?
They are available during chapter meetings
copy the forms in the
Flying Fingers
January/February newsletter

Have questions?
Contact Beth V or Renee R

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Creative Festival

The 7th annual
Cincinnati Original Creative Festival
Cincinnati, OH
June 24, 25, 26, 2010

Sharonville Convention Center
11355 Chester Road
Sharonville, OH, 45246-4002

The Original Creative Festival invites you to join us for seminars, classes and workshops taught by top industry teachers, make-it and take-its, FREE ongoing demonstrations, FREE fashion shows and stage presentations, quilts and cloth doll exhibits, quilt contests, products and services offered on the cutting edge, and daily door prizes and giveaways.

Irena Bluhm's Quilts of a Different Color exhibit will be at the Festival , LINK HERE

From their web page LINK HERE
The Cincinnati Original Creative Festival will feature the quilts of Gee’s Bend sisters Tinnie (“Tiny”) and Minnie Pettway and other resident quilters and also the book of poems, short stories and ‘tidbits’ from Gee’s Bend’s first published author, Tinnie Pettway, The Gee’s Bend Experience

Thursday, June 3, 2010

New Chapter Webpage

Marjo, webmaster for the Great Lakes Region, has set up a basic web page for our chapter on the Great Lakes Region website. Now when people are searching the region by location for a local chapter to visit, they will find basic information about us along with some photos. She did a lovely job.I sent along a selection of photos that Renee took at recent meetings. So far Marjo's posted two of them. Thanks to everyone who signed the permissions slips to use your photos. They will go up in rotation.We can add additional information, such as newsletters, events, class schedule. What do you think a prospective member would be most interested in seeing?

Exhibit Committee Meeting

2010 Exhibit Committee Meeting
Tuesday, June 8
7:00 p.m.

Public Library,
Munster Branch

8701 Calumet Avenue
Munster, IN

Questions or Comments?
Contact Renee R
2010 Exhibit Chairman

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

ICC News

As of
Tuesday, June 01, 2010

the Individual Correspondence Course
17th Century English Band Sampler
by Nan Tyson Euler

has been retired
after being offered for the past 10 years.

GCC Information

Needle Arts Quarterly Offering
June - August, 2010:
Crewel Choices
Swiss Sampler
Details & Registration HERE

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DECEMBER 31, 2010

The following Group Correspondence Courses will retire on Dec 31, 2010.
*Judith Gulick Oksana’s Sampler
*Kay Stanis Silk & Metal Embroidery
*Dakota Rogers Tiramisu
*Cathy Trostmann The Handy Huswife
*Carolyn Webb White Queen
*Peggy Wright Color Play
*Ilse Altherr Swiss Sampler
*Dale Sokolow More Options in Hardanger

The following Group Correspondence Course will retire on February 28,
2011, the close of the December NA 2010 quarterly offering.
*Kathleen Rake Beaded Nutcrackers

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

NQA Quilt Show

41st Annual NQA Quilt Show
Columbus, Ohio — June 17-19, 2010

Hall C, Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Thursday, Friday, Saturday
June 17, 18, 19
9 A.M. – 6 P.M.

Information from their web site LINK HERE:

Our show home in the C-pod of the Greater Columbus Convention Center will feature 400+ competition quilts, special exhibits, classes, lectures, an extensive vendor mall, and special events. The Convention Center is surrounded by lots of convenient parking for all.

Joining our special theme exhibit of Tree Quilts are the NQA SewBatik Challenge Quilts (Through the Trees...) plus Fibrations, an art quilt exhibit from the members of Studio Art Quilt Associates.

Brochure LINK HERE