Saturday, July 31, 2010

Education 2011

Note from Karol J:

I know that January 2011 seems a long way away,
but we have already been working
on our classes for next year!

I think you all will be
really pleased with the
wide array of projects we
have picked out for you.

But, we do have one dilemma.

I am still looking for a few more teachers.

Are you willing to share your talents
with the rest of the group?

We have projects already picked,
you will just need to guide the group
who takes the class,
and, of course, stitch it yourself.

There are always a lot of us
willing to help.

If you have questions, please contact me
via e-mail or see me at a chapter meeting.

May you be blessed with stitches
Karol J

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Education Display for the Needle Art Exhibit

Note from Karol J:

Are you willing to share some of your
past, completed,
education pieces for the show?

We will have a designated area featuring some of
our past education pieces.

I will be on hand throughout the show
to answer questions
about the
education portion of our guild.

Please note that you will need to
fill out the insurance forms
for each piece;
please mark on top EDUCATION

If you have any questions or comments,
please contact me via e-mail
or speak to me at a Chapter Meeting.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Chesterton Art Fair

The 52nd Annual

will be held Saturday, & Sunday,
August 7 and 8, 2010
from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
in Hawthorne Park, Porter Indiana.

See web link:
Chesterton Art Fair
for more information

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Belated Thanks

Thanks a bunch to everyone who came out to help prepare materials for Camp Quality. We had a great group: Janet Charleston, Renee Stern, Renee Reimer, Sue Hansen, Pat Bellinger, Karen Pinta, Cathryn Wurzer. We chatted as we cut plastic canvas and yarn into usable lengths and tied it into bundles. Each camper will get canvas, a hank of yarn, a dog tag, and a needle.

We will be teaching at Camp Quality on the morning of Friday, August 7th. We're still looking for teachers.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Thread the Needle ...

Thread the Needle Day

Per Holiday Insights web site:

Today is Thread the Needle Day (July 25th). You can be certain that today is going to be a great day........ if your sew.

Thread the Needle Day certainly is a day for those who sew. It also has a second meaning. The term "thread the needle", is also a saying. It means to either walk a fine and difficult line between two things or issues, or to do something difficult. For example, suppose two of your friends are on opposite sides of an issue. You may have to "thread the needle" on that issue, as you attempt to retain both of them as your friend.

The creator of Thread the Needle Day did not document this day. So, until we find him or her, you can celebrate today by either sewing or threading the needle on issues.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Open Stitch

August Class:

Open Stitch

Questions &/or Comments
can be directed to
Needle Artisans

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Ohio Scissor Fob

Ohio State Day
hosted by Youngstown Area Chapter EGA
being held on
September 25, 2010

The Ohio Scissor Fob
taught by:
Marsha Papay-Gomola

Brochure & registration form:
Information HERE

Registration Deadline:
August 1, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Vote at August meeting

Karol J presented this change at the General meeting to our Policy and Procedure for workshops:


15.A. Chapter workshops (one or two day weekend workshops) registration fee must cover all costs of the workshop, including kit fees.


15.A Chapter workshops (one or two day weekend workshops) registration fee may cover all costs of the workshop, including kit fees. TheGuild as a whole on a workshop by workshop basis may vote to subsidize part of the workshop cost such as teaching fees and travel expenses.

We will be voting on this at the August meeting.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Opportunity Drawing Items

During the Needle Art Exhibit
we will have opportunity drawings

Just a Reminder:
bring your
Opportunity Drawing item
the August chapter meeting
so your item can be
photographed for promotional materials

Monday, July 19, 2010

Stash Sale Announcement & Reminder

Per Linda, owner,
House of Stitches

Announcing the 4th Annual
Saturday, August 14, 2010

House of Stitches back parking lot
1700 Lincolnway Place, Suite 4
La Porte, IN 46350
219-326-0544 or 800-455-8517

You are invited to shop, swap, and sell your needlework related stash. It is a great way to clear out those projects you will never stitch and find new ones! Think of it as the world’s best yard sale…all dedicated to stitching! Enjoy socializing with other needleworkers!

Booth rental is $20.00 and all of the proceeds from booth rental will go to Riley Children’s Hospital

Your booth will be large enough for two card tables or a banquet size table. Set up begins at 9:00 AM.

Deadline to reserve a space is August 7.


Booth reservation
Telephone Number:
Method of payment:
__________CHECK payable to Riley Children’s Hospital

Your entry fee will give you a space approximately 10 feet x 10 feet and a raffle ticket. You are in complete control of how you sell, swap or donate your items. All of the money you make from your sale is yours to keep (or spend on new stuff!). We must ask that you not sell unauthorized copies of copyrighted materials. House of Stitches cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Note from Renee:

Hello Everyone,

Just wanted to remind you that there are a few days left to take advantage of the Perfect Angle Fundraiser for NANI.

Saturday, July 17th is the final day.

Anyone presenting the coupon attached here at the time of a framing order or purchase will earn 10% of the sale for NANI.

Please tell your friends and share copies of the coupon.

Be sure to thank Sandy at Perfect Angle for sponsoring the fundraiser and thank you for participating.

Keep on stitching!

Renee R

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Temari Ball

September & October Classes:
Temari Ball

Are you intrigued by Jane’s Temari Balls?
Come learn how to make your own!!

The first class, in September,
will be the marking and the demonstration
of how to make the base

The second class, in October,
will be the embroidery/decoration

The kit will include:
needles and pins, the mari (base), paper strips, & a hand-out

Participants will need to provide a metallic thread
like DMC metallic on a spool,
or Rainbow Gallery Petite Treasure braid,
or a #4 Kreinik braid for the first class (September)

AND 4 or 5 colors of Pearl cotton #5 for the second class (October)

The colors should be 3 shades of the same color,
and two complimentary/contrasting colors.

The kit cost for the two classes: $10.00

Sign Up Deadline is the AUGUST meeting

Questions &/or Comments
can be directed to
Needle Artisans

Monday, July 12, 2010

Time to request new discount card ...

I was given this link for EGA Members to use:

Per Jo-Ann Fabrics Web Site:
If you are a reseller or a member of a professional sewing or crafting organization, you can become a Jo-Ann VIP! As a Jo-Ann VIP, you'll save 10% on every total purchase*, including regular- and sale-priced items, at any Jo-Ann store or at®.

To request your card:

Go to JoAnn Fabrics web site
and fill in the information

It takes apx 4-6 weeks to receive your new card.

Direct Link HERE

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Camp Quality prep. meeting

We will have a meeting at 7pm on Thursday, July 15, at the Munster Community Library to prepare the materials for the Camp Quality project. We will be in the small meeting room. Please feel free to drop in and help us measure yarn, cut plastic canvas and get ready. Questions? contact Marjorie at holme9 at gmail dot com.

Friday, July 9, 2010

More Thank Yous!

Look at this wonderful donation to the Camp Quality project by Renee R.! Plenty of military color wool and plastic canvas for everyone. Thank you so much.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Camp Quality meeting

We need to have a meeting to cut the plastic canvas and yarn Renee so generously donated and get it ready for Camp Quality on August 6th. We haven't scheduled it yet and only one person signed up--so if you have a prefered date, please let Marjorie Holme know. (holme9 at gmail dot com) We are thinking about Thursdays--either the 15th or the 29th. I'll try and schedule it at the Munster Library. Please come and help! Thanks!

We also need teachers for Camp Quality. So far we only have three! Camp runs from about 8:30am to noon and we're invited to join the campers for lunch. Friday August 6. Please contact Marjorie if you can come. Thanks.

More EGA Outreach Bookmarks

Thank you very much, ladies.
Just look at these gorgeous bookmarks!By Margaret Shaw, a new member.By Janet C (cross stitch) and Marjorie HolmeMore by Margaret Shaw--is she a whiz or what?

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A note from Renee R:

I hope all is well with everyone and that you are finishing your pieces for the Needle Art Show, October 2-3, 2010 (10am-4pm). Thanks to all for your participation.

Remember that the deadline to turn in your entry / insurance forms
is August 18, 2010.
Please talk with Beth V if you have any
questions about the form or the deadline.

The deadline to turn in ornaments is
August 18th if they are unfinished
and the September general meeting
if they are finished.
Turn them into Claudia C or Chris R,
or to be finished to Karen U or Sue D.

Bring your Opportunity Drawing items
to the August general meeting.
We will be photographing them
and preparing the promotional fliers for the drawing.
Ticket sales for the Opportunity Drawing
will begin at the September general meeting.

Those participating the the Members' Boutique
should have their inventory forms completed by the exhibit days
Call Pat B to obtain the forms
or with any questions.

It is now time to let us know how you
will be helping at the Exhibit.
The following is a list of tasks.
Please sign the Volunteer Sign-up book
at the July & August general meetings.
If you can't be at the meeting,
please call Renee R to tell her how you can help

(01) Man Admission Table: take admission tickets, greet visitors

(02) Man Opportunity Drawing: sell tickets, answer questions on items

(03) Man Members Boutique: sell boutique items, keep record of what is sold

(04) Man Ornament Sale: sell ornaments

(05) Docents: greet visitors, assist them while viewing exhibit

(06) Membership Table: answer questions on NANI & EGA Membership

(07) Education Table: answer questions on our chapter's education program

(08) Public Learn to Stitch Area: assist visitors with beginner stitching project (project photos & info - LINK HERE)

(09) Set Up on Friday, Oct 1, apx 3pm- TBA: arrange exhibit as items are delivered to the Community Center

(10) Take down on Sun, Oct 3, 5pm - TBA: Return items to their owners as they come to retrieve their pieces. help return display to storage shed.

(11) Public Stitching Area: Will stitch in public during the exhibit, chat with visitors

(12) Display: Move & clean exhibit displays, help gather what is needed for displays, Sept 11th @9am at the storage shed.


Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Take your framing order to
The Perfect Angle
between July 5th and July 7th
& NANI will earn 10%
of your order
(up to a $20.00 limit per piece)
when this coupon is presented at the time of order

Anyone with this coupon will earn the funds
for NANI

Share this with family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, church friends, & others.

Print or photocopy the coupon as needed
(They will also accept the flyer that
was passed out at the NANI June general meeting)

Anything framable qualifies:
t-shirts or jerseys

The Perfect Angle
has graciously offered this fundraiser
to NANI annually
so it can grow as the word spreads each year

The Perfect Angle
1131 Joliet St.
Dyer, Indiana 46311

US 30 across from the Dyer Post Office

Phone: (219) 865-3777
Fax: (219) 865-3999

Thursday, July 1, 2010

EGA Member Survey

Dear EGA Member,

This is a pivotal time for EGA. It is time for us to reflect on our mission, our priorities, and the future of our organization. The time you spend participating in this survey will help to assess your needs and expectations of membership in EGA. The officers and members of the board are charged with leading the organization but the direction must come from the membership. This survey is designed to assess your expectations and give guidance to the board of directors. Information gathered in the survey is confidential and will not be shared with any other organization but will be used to assist EGA in our marketing efforts. There are twenty one questions for your consideration, please take a few minutes and assist us in setting the course of the future of EGA.

Link to Survey*

Thank your for the gift of your time and information. Look for a recap of the survey in a future issue of Needle Arts Magazine.


Lea A. Peacock
Director of Marketing
The Embroiderers' Guild of America

* If you are having problems with the survey link:

There is a direct link to the survey from the home page of EGA Website.

Go to the Home Page of EGA. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for survey link.

Lending Programs

From headquarters:

EGA Lending Programs

"We’re sorry, but the Lending Library Program is temporarily unavailable."