Monday, August 30, 2010

September Issue

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


As always, please forward this along to your stitching friends so they can see what's going on at EGA!

In this issue include:

Four New Group Correspondence Courses Added:
Temari II: Blue Heaven with Barbara Suess
Floral Whimsy Necklace with Peggy Wright
How-to's of Swedish Naversom with Phyllis Maurer
Mark and Paint on Cavas and Fabric

& Chapter News!

Happy Stitching!

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Monday, August 23, 2010

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"The Threads That Bind"

Needle Art Exhibit

presented by

Needle Artisans of Northwest Indiana

October 2-3, 2010

10am - 4pm

Munster Community Social Center
‎8751 Lions Club Drive, Munster, IN 46321
(219) 836-6921‎

Enjoy the needlework on display
made by our chapter members!

Stop by the
"Learn To Stitch"

Visit the Members Boutique
Ornament Sale Fundraiser
(Made by Members)

Opportunity Drawings for prizes
($2/ticket or $3/five tickets)

On Saturday, we will be honored
to have the attendees from
The Great Lakes Region
meeting attend our exhibit.

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Questions or Comments?

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Quilting Bees

From the Lake Co Parks website:

Quilting Bees

Deep River County Park on the fourth Sunday of the month

Sunday, August 22, September 26, October 24
1-4 p.m.


Just like apple pie and baseball, quilting is truly an American tradition. Volunteers continue to enjoy this craft by donating blocks and assembling them into a unique piece of art. They have worked through the spring and summer sewing blocks for their next quilt, The Honey Bee.

The ‘Friendship Star’ quilt may be seen as it nears completion, after which it will join other recently-completed quilts, ‘The Corn Quilt’, ‘The House Quilt’, ‘Sunbonnet Sue’, ‘Goodie Jars in Grandma’s Pantry - Food’, ‘Goodie Jars in Grandma’s Pantry - Other’, and ‘Lotsa-Potsa Flowers’, currently on exhibit throughout Wood’s Historic Grist Mill.

Stop by during a Quilting Bee, sit a spell, or put in your own stitches.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Lakefront Arts Festival

August 21 & 22, 2010

HOURS: Sat. 10am - 6pm
and Sun. 10am - 5pm

WHERE: In Michigan City, Indiana
Washington Park, adjacent to the park entrance.

$4.00 Adults
Children 12 and under FREE

From their Web Site:

The Lakefront Art Festival attracts thousands of visitors from surrounding states to a festive, high-quality event held in a park setting on the shore of Lake Michigan. The festival, a major annual fundraiser for the Lubeznik Center for the Arts, is overseen by arts professionals committed to making every aspect of the festival a quality venue for artists and visitors. The park is accessible to motorists, cyclists, foot traffic and boaters alike.

Whether your looking for a special gift or the perfect piece for your home, the festival provides the pefect venue for finding unusual items. And remember, in August the holidays are just around the corner! There will be many of your favorite artists as well as many new artists. Artwork represents a range of fine art media and fine crafts.

See artists at work! Many exhibitors will be demonstrating in their booths and in designated areas. There is always something new to see. Don't forget to spend your artbucks at the festival! Learn more

Media represented at the festival include: Assemblage (collage); Basketry; Ceramics; Drawing (pencil, pen, pastel ...); Fiber (weaving, quilting & fine wearable art...); Glass; Jewelry; Leather; Metalwork; Painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor...); Photography; Printmaking & Paper Arts (etching, woodcuts, lithographs...); Sculpture; Wood (furniture, carving, woodturning ...); and other more specific processes. Artists will be awarded in five different categories. Watch for their ribbons!

EGA Literacy Program

This is the event we've been making the bookmarks for. Please being any bookmarks you're working on to the September meeting and I'll make sure they get to Hammond Reads before the event.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Member's Boutique

Any NANI member wishing to participate
will need to sign up for the Boutique
by the September chapter meeting

Pat B has forms & is
available for questions / comments

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Everyday Art

August 24- Nov 19, 2010

Brauer Museum of Art
1700 Chapel Drive
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383-4543

Casual Kimono from Mid 20th-Century Japan

Katherine Kusler's collection of daily wear kimono from the 1920s to 1960s veers away from the high art of traditional Japanese kimono to showcase garments of a distinctly modern sensibility & style.
The bold motifs, bright colors, and sense of whimsy of these kimono capture the spirit & lingering influence of Japan's own Roaring Twenties

In addition to the kimono collection,
Sadao Watanabe(Japanese print maker)
prints will be on display

Hours: Tue, Th, Fri 10-5
Wed 10-8:30
Sat, Sun 12-5

Admission free, donations welcome

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

4-ply yarn needed

The knitters of Village Park enrichment center at Banta,
known as the Knit-Wits,
are in need of yarn donations for their ongoing projects.

For many years the members have contributed handmade items to
the Caring Place,
Hilltop House,
Porter Ped Unit,
& various Nursing homes in the area

They are requesting donations of
4-ply yarn to help them
continue to provide items such as
mittens, blankets, hats, & scarves
to area individuals in need

The group meets at 9am q Thurs
in the
Village Park Enrichment Center Library
301 Beech St
Valparaiso, IN

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Entry Forms

All exhibited pieces
must have an
entry / insurance

This form is due

Forms are to be submitted
to Beth V

Questions? Comments?
Contact Beth V

Friday, August 6, 2010

Quilt Show

Join the Essenhaus as we celebrate quilts and those who create them! During the Middlebury Summer Festival, we are holding our annual quilt show at the Essenhaus Inn & Conference Center. Beautiful and unique quilts will be on display and "People's Choice" awards will be presented.

Location: Essenhaus Inn & Conference Center
240 US 20
Middlebury, IN 46540
Date: August 12, 13, 14, 2010
Hours: 10:00AM - 7:00PM
Admission: $3.00 per person

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Turn in your Ornaments!!!

Please turn in your hand made holiday ornaments
to be sold
during the Needle Art Exhibit

NANI will earn
100% of profits
from donated ornaments

Don't have time to finish your ornaments?

Karen U & Sue D have volunteered
to finish ornaments for this fundraiser

unfinished ornaments deadline:
August 18th

finished ornaments need to be turned in
by the September chapter meeting

Finished or unfinished ornaments can also be given to
Claudia C or Chris R

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Reminders from Renee ....

Hello Everyone,

Just a few reminders for the Tuesday, August 3rd general meeting regarding the Exhibit. This will be the last opportunity to hand your entry forms to Beth V. The deadline To turn them in is August 18th so if you can't be at the meeting please be sure to put your forms in the mail soon.

(Forms available at chapter meetings + in the Flying Finger Newsletter)

Make as many copies of it as you need. At last report there were 55 entries.

Also we will be having an exhibit committee meeting after the general meeting about 8:00 p.m. for an hour. Please join us.

If you have an Opportunity Drawing item, please bring it to the meeting. We will be photographing it for promotional materials. Ticket sales for the opportunity drawing will begin at the September general meeting. At last report we had three items for the Opportunity Drawing.

Unfinished ornaments for the exhibit fundraiser are also due by August 18th to Sue D, Karen U, Claudia C, or Chris R. If you plan to finish them yourself you can bring them to the September general meeting.

As follow up to the Perfect Angle Framing Fundraiser, we did have eight members participate and earned $101.00. Thank you to all who participated. We will be trying the fundraiser again next year. Sandy of the Perfect Angle asked me to pass along to you that she is having a sale August 1-22. If you bring in an item for framing during that time you can choose a shell from her sand box which may contain a 10%, 20% or 30% off coupon on the framing supplies. So if you missed the fundraiser now is your chance to frame that item you've always wanted to frame!

Finally, remember to check the NANI blog "Flying Fingers Plus" often.

(to check past information re. the 2010 Exhibit:
Click HERE)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Renee R
Exhibit Coordinator