Monday, October 25, 2010

Time to vote

During the November Chapter Meeting, we will be voting
for NANI officers:

President: Karol J
Vice President: Beth V
Treasurer: Cathy W
Secretary: Pat B


Following the business meeting, and refreshments,
we will have open stitching time.

You may want to consider
stitching on an outreach program:
a kissing pillow,
Hospice square,
ornament for Hospice, or

This time could be used
on a personal stitching project or
on class projects started during the year,
or get help if you are stuck on something!

Should anyone have extra supplies
in their stash,
to donate towards the Kissing Pillow Project,
please bring them along
to the November meeting.

All donations would be appreciated.
If not, members who are stitching Kissing Pillow patterns
will need to bring their own supplies.

Supplies needed are:
6" x 6" OR 5" x 5" squares of 14 ct white aida
Blue Floss (DMC 797)
Red Floss (DMC 321)
White Floss (DMC Blanc)



additional announcements/reminders:

Per Marjorie: Jane will be happy to help people with the crewel and she'll be bringing extra threads.

Renee S will be collecting completed forms for the Secret Stitcher Program. Forms are due no later than December 15th; however, she would like to have them asap.

Cindy L will be collecting completed forms for the Scholarship Program. Forms are due by November 20th.

Sue H will be collecting money for the holiday party. The deadline for reservations is November 29th.

Additional details were sent
via e-mail and/or can be found in the
November/December newsletter

Need a form? e-mail Needle Artisans

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Waiting for your letters ...

Please remember to jot down your anonymous commments + suggestions
on ALL PARTS of the Needle Art Exhibit.

and, send them to:

Needle Artisans of Northwest Indiana
(exhibit feedback)
P.O.Box 39
Wheeler, IN 46393-0039

The unopened letters are
being given to Renee R

Please be reminded
this feedback is important
for the Committee & Board.

These written notes will be
used during discussions about
how we think the exhibit went,
what changes or improvements
we could (should) make.

P.S. To date I have received THREE envelopes,

in my opinion - with a group of 50+ members
we cannot depend on THREE opinions!

I think Renee & Committee rocked!
Such teamwork!
Such a nice job marketing + coordinating
the needle art event.

Time to give Renee, Board, Committee, Volunteers
a great big THANK YOU - for a job well done.

Pls get your pens to paper
+ share your thoughts, too.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Secret Stitcher

The Secret Stitcher Club is a voluntary program to help members
get acquainted with other NANI members.
This program starts January 1st and concludes at the Holiday Party in December.
Participants may send cards or gifts celebrating
holidays, birthdays, + special occasions
and usually try to send something to their Secret Stitcher at least once per month.

If you are interested in participating
in the Secret Stitcher program next year,

Renee S would like the completed form returned to her
(either mailed or at the November meeting)

and she will forward them to
the new Vice-President before the first of the year.

Here are a few guidelines to keep in mind
when considering participation in the
Secret Stitcher program:

1. Try to keep the cost to $10.00 or less per month.

2. Remember your secret stitcher every month with something (it need not be a lot).

3. You may wish to consider something a little more special for a special date (ie., birthday, holiday, anniversary).

4. Your secret stitcher items may be brought to the monthly meetings for anonymous distribution.

5. Finally, if you need to use the U.S. Mail, you may use the address of the program coordinator as the return address instead of your own (to keep your anonymity).


Need a form?

Comments or questions? Contact Renee S or
e-mail Needle Artisans

Monday, October 18, 2010

Deep River County Park

Quilting at Deep River County Park
The remaining Quilting Bee will be:
Sunday, October 24, 1-4 p.m.
in the Visitor Center


9410 Old Lincoln Highway - Hobart, Indiana 46342
Park open 7 a.m. - dusk, all year round
Historic Grist Mill and Visitor Center open
Deep River County Line Road GPS coordinates: 41.483097,-87.22008

Deep River Grist Mill GPS coordinates: 41.475944,-87.222285

Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday Noon - 5 p.m.
Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Friday & Holidays
May 1 - October 31

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Stitching by the Falls - Camp GLR

Great Lakes Region Seminar 2011
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

hosted by
Town & Country Chapter EGA

April 3‐7, 2011

Registration for GLR Seminar 2011 opens October 15, 2010, for GLR members.

Registration Form

Registration Booklet

Saturday, October 16, 2010

GLR Corresp Courses:

Registration deadline is November 1, 2010
for the 2011 Courses.

The courses selected include Brazilian Embroidery,
Canvas Work, Counted Thread,Dresden Lace,
Hardanger, Japanese Sashiko, Pulled Work,
Repurposed Linens, Silk & Metal Thread, Stumpwork.

EGA offers many educational opportunities through its Correspondence Courses. Chapters are not able to offer every course that would meet all the interests of their members. GLR underwrites the cost of a selected group of classes each year that will allow chapter members to pursue their interests without having to form a group from their home chapter.

The Great Lakes Region has selected
the following courses
for EGA Chapter Members to take in 2011

The Project Name, Type, Designer, & Cost are as follows:

A Memory Book:
Scrapbooking with a Needle
Creative reuse of vintage linens
Cathy Trostmann

Chinese Checkers
Canvas Work
Mimi Selick

Circle with Blue Flower
Silk & Metal Thread
Margaret Kinsey

Dresden Garden
Dresden Lace
Jane Ellen Balzuweit

Dresden Kitty
Pulled Work
Wanda Linsley

Embroidery Purse
Brazilian Embroidery
Ganet Burr

Hummingbird & Honeysuckle
Luan Callery

Lydia’s Necessities
Judith Gulick

Plum Blossom
Japanese Sashiko
Lois Kershner

Swiss Sampler
Counted Thread
Ilse Altherr

Photos & Course Details HERE

The cost includes the course fee,
instruction materials
and postage with delivery confirmation.

You will receive your manuals
in late January or early February 2011.

You are responsible for purchasing your supplies.

Registration Form HERE

Additional Information HERE

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

CiCi Case

Arrangements have been finalized for

Cecilia Elizabeth Case
(June 24, 1955 - October 12, 2010)

The viewing will be this Friday
from 2-4
at the
Covington Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home
located at
8408 Covington Road
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804).
Phone: (260) 432-2508

The service will begin
immediately after the viewing,
and you are all welcome to attend.

The family has been handling the news fairly well, all things considered. We have been trading stories about how funny, caring, and quirky mom could be. We know that some of you cannot make it, and we appreciate how kind you have all been. For those of you who can make it, we look forward to hearing your stories (which, knowing Mom, are sure to be interesting to say the least!) and celebrating her life with you.

Thank you all,


Interwoven Expressions

26th Annual Exhibit and Sale
Saturday, October 16, 2010
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Aberdeen Manor Ballroom, Valparaiso, Indiana

link to web site

Monday, October 11, 2010

Change in Education Schedule

--------------------EDITED POST--------------------

This class, scheduled for the November Chapter meeting
has been cancelled

Christmas Rose Ornament

Following the regular November business meeting,
we encourage members to

Kissing Pillow *

squares of needlework for
the Hospice cards,

bring in one of the
monthly class pieces,

or any of your
needlework projects!

Should anyone have extra supplies
in their stash,
to donate towards the Kissing Pillow Project,
please bring them along
to the November meeting.

All donations would be appreciated.
If not, members who are stitching Kissing Pillow patterns
will need to bring their own supplies.

Supplies needed are:
6" x 6" OR 5" x 5" squares of 14 ct white aida
Blue Floss (DMC 797)
Red Floss (DMC 321)
White Floss (DMC Blanc)


Great American Afghan

Friends of the Cancer Resource Centre
are sponsoring a raffle.

First Prize:
The Great American Afghan

Second Prize:
Holiday Gift Basket

Drawing held on December 1, 2010

Proceeds benefit programs of the Cancer Resource Centre
and Community Cancer Research Foundation of NW Ind, Inc

Raffle Ticket Donation

Tickets may be purchased at the
Cancer Resource Centre
926 Ridge Road
Munster, IN


or vist their web site.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Community Stitching Post

Follow-up from Chapter Meeting:

Renee S wanted to share this information.
She sent her unwanted stitching supplies to:

The Community Stitching Post
1479 Collins Ave. UNIT B
Marysville, Ohio 43040

(937) 642-1065

They are looking for gently used items in good condition.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fall Festivals

Oct 9-10, 2010

Buckley Homestead Fall Festival
3606 Belshaw Road
Lowell, IN

Demos of traditional crafts,
cowboys, storytelling,
entertainment + food

10am - 5pm
Admission $4.00


Shipshewana Fall Crafters Fair

October 7-9
9am - 6pm

Per their web site:
The festival will be a tribute to the crafting and old-fashioned culture in the surrounding Shipshewana countryside. Quilters, carvers, painters, cloggers, musicians and crafters of all types will flood the town and it’s many quaint stores, providing demonstrations and entertainment Friday and Saturday

holiday boutique

Monday, October 4, 2010


to the

Board Members

Committee Members




+ Volunteers

for their
tireless efforts
and generous donations

in making our Needle Art
a success : )

NANI Outreach photo

The GLR webmaster took a photo of our display at the fall Great Lakes Regional meeting on Saturday. She's posted it on the GLR webpage gallery.

The display featured items from all the years of our teaching at Camp Quality from the collections of Carol P and Marjorie H. Go here and scroll to the bottom of the page to see it.

Shall we start?

As I had pattern + supplies in hand,
I stitched up one
of the pillow fronts.

If you would like to
get a head start on
this outreach project,
e-mail NANI
and request a pattern.

Supplies needed are:
6" x 6" 14 ct white aida
Blue Floss (DMC 797)
Red Floss (DMC 321)
White Floss (DMC Blanc)

The finished design is
4" x 4"

Additional Information
on this post - LINK HERE

Questions? contact Beth V, Karol J, Sue D
or e-mail
Needle Artisans

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Hospice Artisans article

Nice piece on the Hospice Artisans in the newspaper.



Information on NANI's participation:

Chris continues to collect needlework squares
for the Common Threads cards -- questions, contact Chris