Sunday, November 28, 2010

With Needle + Brush

With Needle & Brush;
Schoolgirl Embroidery from the Connecticut River Valley

October 2, 21010- January 30, 2011

Too far for you to travel?

Loads of information on their web site:
Photos + Exhibit Info LINK HERE

Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371
860-434-5542 tel

Friday, November 19, 2010

YMCA Classes

Last night was our last class of the year at the Hammond YMCA. We had a great group of students. I was sad to see the session end. Renee S. is showing off some student work.In September we worked on cross stitch samplers (thanks to Jamee for the deisgn). In October we "tattoed" their jeans--one student completed her design of a grape vine and proudly wore it to class. And November's class was holiday ornaments made with felt and sequin waste (also known as punchinella).

Below are a couple of proud students. The ornament project was the most popular and most students made several ornaments. Each time our class grew and just as we were ending last night, two potential new students came by.I love the creative chaos--the students really "ran" with this projects and came up with lots of creative ideas.We're getting organized for next spring. We will teach in February (continuing with the sampler, finishing them up and adding them to a pillow top--there are some other projects students want to reprise and we'll do that, too), March (needlepoint on plastic canvas napkin rings and a planned field trip to Jo-Ann Fabrics), and April (beaded bracelets). The class is Thursdays--6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

We'd love to have you join us. This fall the teachers were Renee R, Renee S and Marjorie. We had a blast!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Holiday Party

The annual NANI Christmas Party will take place on
Tuesday, December 7

at the

Briar Ridge Country Club
123 Country Club Drive
Schererville, IN

We will begin arriving between 6 and 6:30 p.m. for socializing and the meal will be served around 7 p.m.

The cost for both members and guests is $25

Payment may be mailed to Sue H
by Monday, November 29.

Our officers for 2011 will be inducted that evening.

Ornament Exchange:
Members wanting to participate in
a holiday ornament exchange,
bring in a hand-stitched ornament to the party.
The ornaments are exchanged after the meal.

Reveal Secret Stitcher:
Identities of participating members in the
Secret Stitcher Club are revealed.

Scholarship Drawing:
Drawing is held and the
two winners are announced.

Our party is always a fun and festive evening
in a beautifully decorated room at Briar Ridge.

Do you have a friend who is thinking about joining the guild?
This is a great opportunity to introduce her to our members.
Hope to see you there.

Contact Sue H with questions, or e-mail
Needle Artisans

Friday, November 12, 2010

Needlework Stolen

This 1804 silk and painted paper on linen sampler by Mary Bowker has been missing from the collection of the Burlington County Historical Society since October 16. Illustrated in Betty Ring's Girlhood Embroidery, Volume II, it is from a small group of locally made samplers prized for their charming depiction of a lady on horseback.

Article by Laura Beach Needlework Stolen

Blog post Sampler Stolen + Other Sad News

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Throw your name
into the basket!

Two $25.00 scholarships will be awarded
at the December holiday party.

You must have a current membership to
participate in the drawing
be a current member
at the time
the scholarship is used.

Participation is the responsibility
of each member.

Please fill out the Scholarship Form

(The form is located in the November
Flying Fingers newsletter),

and mail your
Scholarship form to Cindy L by
November 20th

The purpose of this program
is to encourage and support
chapter members in their own
education and advancement in the
art of needlework.

Scholarships may be used for:
attending EGA sponsored workshops,
a regional/national seminar,
State Day event,
ICC or GCC courses,
NANI workshops,
NANI monthly classes & lectures.

Questions should be directed to Cindy
or e-mail Needle Artisans

Friday, November 5, 2010

Exhibit in Boston

Embroideries of Colonial Boston: Samplers

Saturday, November 20, 2010 - Sunday, March 13, 2011

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Avenue of the Arts
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5523
TTY: 617-267-9703

Thursday, November 4, 2010

4th Harvest of Quilts

Hosted by Dunes Country Quilters

November 13-14, 2010

Michigan City
Senior Center
Washington Park, Michigan City, IN

For more information,
contact: Dunes Country Quilters

Monday, November 1, 2010

Textile exhibits at the AIC

November 3, 2010–February 7, 2011
Galleries 55, 57–59: The inaugural exhibition of the soon-to-be reopened Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries,
Contemporary Fiber Art: A Selection from the Permanent Collection explores how fiber art has developed as an art form from the middle of the 20th century through today
LINK HERE for more information

November 3, 2010–February 7, 2011
Gallery 50: June Wayne’s Narrative Tapestries: Tidal Waves, DNA, and the Cosmos
Eleven dynamic tapestries inspired by Wayne’s innovative graphic designs and woven between 1970 and 1974.
LINK HERE for additional information

The Art Institute of Chicago,
111 South Michigan Avenue,
Chicago, Illinois, 60603-6404

Museum Hours
Monday–Wednesday, 10:30–5:00
Thursday, 10:30–8:00 (Free Admission 5:00–8:00)
Friday, 10:30–8:00
Saturday–Sunday, 10:30–5:00

Adults: $18
Children, Students, and Seniors (65 and up): $12
Children under 14: Free
Members: Free