Thursday, April 29, 2010

Michigan State Day 2010

Deadline 6/1/2010

SHERRI JONES (trade name of Patrick’s Woods)

Project Descriptions w/color photographs
Additional information
can be found on their

Link Here

Additional links
on the GLR Website - Calendar
Calendar Link Here

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Porter County Fair

Are you thinking to enter?
Did you get your booklet?

Porter County Fair
July 22 - Aug 1, 2010

Need a booklet?
Registration Form?

Contact the Superintendent:

Premiums are as follows:
1st Place ... $5.00 + Ribbon
2nd Place ... $4.00 + Ribbon
3rd Place ... $3.00 + Ribbon
4th Place ... $2.00 + Ribbon
5th Place ... $1.00 + Ribbon

Review the categories and
complete the form
(back cover of booklet)
Exibit Pre-registration requested by 7/16

Registration via Mail - Deadline: 7/15
e-mail Registration Deadline: 7/17
Entry Deadline: 7/18

Bring your entries to
the fairgrounds ...
Entries will be received on
Sunday, 7/18
12noon to 6pm
at the Exhibit Building

Pick up your entries at
the fairgrounds ...
Entries will be released on
8/1 from 8-10pm
Monday 8/2 9-11am
at the Exhibit Building

more information in the Home Economics booklet

Monday, April 26, 2010

Lake County Fair

Thinking to enter some things
into the fair this Summer?

The Lake County Fair
Crown Point, Indiana
August 6-15, 2010The
Lake County Fair
Family Arts and Crafts Department
Premium List

is now available ...

Need a Booklet?
Need an Entry Form?

Contact the Secretary's Office
Fine Arts Building
(Office opens 6/7/2010)

Arlene Marcinek, Secretary
Box 327
Crown Point, IN 46308

After looking thru the booklet,
I've noticed a few changes.

Get a booklet,
review the categories &
fill out the form.
Mail or Hand Deliver ...
with $12.00 fee by
Registration Deadline: 4pm July 16, 2010

Bring in your entries
Check-in Date: July 31, 2010

Pick up your entries
Check-out Date: Aug 17, 1010

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An Exhibitor's Ticket
which permits one person & a car
to enter gates for an unlimited number of times
is $12.00 this year.

The Open House on August 5th (7-9pm)
admits exhibitor and ONE guest.
A night to reveal the ribbons & rosettes

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

GLR Seminar 2010

For those attending ...
have a great time & tell all
when you get back!

April 25 - 29, 2010
Hosted by Fort Wayne Area Chapter & Elkhart Chapter
Held in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Link Here

Thursday, April 15, 2010

On-line needlework show begins today ....

Don't forget to check out
the on-line Needlework Show!!!

General viewing will *close*
Sunday at midnight


Sunday, April 11, 2010

International Quilt Show

International Quilt Festival

Preview Night: Thurs April 15th
April 16-18,2010

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, IL

Web Site Link Here

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

EGA Bookmark Challenge

At last night’s meeting I presented a program from EGA Outreach 2010: the Stitching for Literacy bookmark Challenge. The EGA's program outline is on the right on this page. The challenge is aimed at creating bookmarks for a local school or library for Children’s Book Week in early May. I am hoping to hear back soon from the Munster Public Library about our partnering with them for this.

Time is tight. Please bring completed bookmarks to the May meeting. I plan to bring my camera to photograph the bookmarks to be entered for the prizes. Please spread the word.

As an ongoing outreach, I will continue collecting bookmarks for the local program Hammond Reads. They are a local literacy program and one of their activities is to collect and give books to children. Their main event is in the fall, a program called Time Out for Reading. We hope to have a good amount of bookmarks to give to them for this event. (and if you have any books you wish to donate, they would be welcome, too!)

I learned about this program late in the day yesterday and was only half-prepared for the meeting. Here are some bookmark guidelines and suggestions.

Traditional rectangular bookmarks can be almost any size—as long as it fits in a book. Embroidery designs should be fairly flat—no stumpwork or dimensional stitches unless they are on the part that sticks out of the book. A “standard” size I found online is 2-1/4” x 7-1/2”. The bookmark my library hands out are 2” x 6”

You may stitch the entire length of a bookmark or just stitch a small area and attach it to a backing. Bookmarks may be backed with self-fabric, ribbon, felt, or cardboard.

Wee Folk Art provides patterns for a cute felt mouse bookmark and a Koala bookmark—the tails are the actual book marks. I'm sure this idea can be adapted for other motifs.

If you scroll down a bit on the Bookmark Collector’s page there are links to several bookmark patterns.

There are also corner bookmarks. Here’s a tutorial for a cross stitch corner book mark on Feeling Stitchy.

At the meeting, someone asked about plastic sleeves for bookmarks. I found them online. The site also offers reasonably priced kits for paper bookmarks with sleeves. If we want to do this as an ongoing project, we could perhaps stitch sample designs to fit the bookmark size, scan them, and print bookmarks of our designs (with our chapter info printed on the back).

Monday, April 5, 2010

Needle Art Exhibit

"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?

Friday, April 2, 2010

Featured Stitch: Reversible Cross Stitch

June Class:

Spiral Blooms

Floral Rainbow

Checkered Prints

Circles of Love

Your choice of four designs (pictured above)
Pinwheels are stitched on 14-count perforated paper with DMC floss, DMC Variations (Spiral Blooms), Kreinik #4 very fine braid (Spiral Blooms) and Mill Hill Beads (Floral Rainbow)

Each kit contains two pieces of perforated paper, two handle sticks, and all finishing components

Threads and beads are not included

The cost will be $20.50 for each kit

sign up deadline: April 15, 2010

Questions &/or Comments
can be directed to
Needle Artisans