Thursday, April 28, 2011

2011: Indiana State Day

Indiana State Day 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Indiana's State Bird - The Cardinal

Taught by Marsha Gomola

Registration Deadline: September 1, 2011

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or click below for
Direct LINK

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Dresden Box Tin Topper

Greater-Cincinnati EGA
presents Jane Ellen Balzuweit
Dresden Box Tin Topper

One Day Class
July 16, 2011

Madeira Municipal Bldg
7141 Miami Ave
Cincinnati, OH

Click on information below or
Click here for pdf

Monday, April 25, 2011

put your projects aside for a minute .....

As we are busy being creative,
please pause and take time to
pay annual NANI dues.

Elaine is collecting $53.00 membership dues
at the May meeting,
(checks made payable to: Needle Artisans of Northwest Indiana)
or, feel free to mail your check to her.

E-mail or phone Elaine, Membership Chair

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sharing a finish ...

Beth shares her finished canvas project
Boxed in Needlepoint

This was our March Class
4 x 4" square with nine different stitches
that can fit into a Sudberry box lid.

What a beautiful design - and fun choices in fibers ; )

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Stitch Down in Titletown

2912 GLR Seminar

Hosted by
Green Bay Area Chapter EGA

April 22-26, 2012

Green Bay, Wisconsin

Pre registration form + Seminar Booklet

Friday, April 15, 2011

Sharing a WIP

Sue D shares her WIP

Color Delights: Copper
by Needle Delights

What a beautiful canvas project!
Looking forward to seeing it all stitched ; )

(and is the cat - magnetic needle minder
as cute as can be????
They are made by Puffin + Company )

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The On Line Needlework Show

The Online Needlework Show
opens at 2pm eastern Time


Direct Link:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Quilt Show

The Country Cut-Ups Quilt Club
will present its quilt show:

Quilts in Motion

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The show will be held
in the gymnasium at

Christian Haven
12501 N State Road 49
Wheatfield, IN 46392-8986
(219) 956-3125

The show includes vendors,
quilters rummage sale,
a boutique and also a quilt raffle.

Guests are asked to wear flat heeled shoes.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Pictorial Embroideries

Embroideries of Colonial Boston
Pictorial Embroideries

April 2, 2011 - August 28, 2011
Gallery LG26

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5523

Sunday, April 10, 2011

A sure sign of spring ...

Did you get your
fair booklets????

You can request Lake County Fair booklets
thru the secretary's office

You can request Porter County Fair booklets
by e-mailing Pat Ralph
mpralph at comcast dot net

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Fiber Event at Greencastle, IN

The Fiber Event 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011 from 1 p.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday April 16, 2011 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

FREE admission! FREE parking!
Putnam County Fairgrounds

Greencastle, Indiana

Kumihimo, shibori, knitting, needle felting,
spinning, tapestry weaving, natural dyes, rug hooking




Our Mission: The Fiber Event Committee is committed to providing a marketplace for fiber, equipment, fiber animals and related commodities as well as a learning environment which includes classes, workshops and fellowship.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Extending the Sign Up Deadline

Please note new deadline: May Chapter meeting
June, August + October Classes
Cranberry Pinafore
Shepherd's Bush Sampler


In case you missed the announcement,
the Shepherd's Bush SAL
sampler sign up deadline has been extended.

When the sampler was originally ordered, it took apx 6 weeks
to arrive at the LNS.

Recently, when the kits were ordered for members,
it took apx 1 1/2 WEEKS to arrive!

So - if you missed the sign-up deadline and would
like to join this SAL --- you can gamble on the kit
arriving before the first class in June.

Remember, you can always bring a doodle cloth
and sit in for the instructions + tips from Debbie L.

This project is loaded with beautiful
stitched bands - the specialty stitches will be
taught by Debbie over three classes.

comments + questions can be directed
to Debbie L or Karol J

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Best Wishes

We all enjoyed sharing
in your birthday festivities.

Delicious Cake ; )

Thx Cathy
for sharing your duplicate charts ...
we appreciate your stash overflows!!!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

NANI guest shares ....

How terrific to have Kay
in town for a few days .... and do we miss her?
Yes, we do.

Kay shares her progress on Brett's Stocking
by Shepherd's Bush

Somebody will enjoy their new stocking, once finished!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Quilts on Display

Two local venues are showing quilts this spring!

"Amish and English: Quilts from the Illinois State Museum Collection" is on at the Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery (201 West Tenth Street, Lockport, IL 60441) now until September 16, 2011. The gallery is open Monday-Friday 9 to 5 and Sundays 12 to 5. Note: it is not open Saturdays. Free admission and parking (plus there's a great quilt shop, Thimbles, just a block away.)

The second show is at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City (101 W. 2nd St. just north of the outlet mall). The quilt above is by Tommy Fitzsimmons, from her show "Tommy: The Material Girl." It opens April 16th and runs until June 26th.

Also showing at the same time at Lubeznik are two other shows that will be worth seeing: "Woman as Artist, Woman as Muse: Diamond Collection of Posters of the Belle Epoque 1890-1910" and "Vintage Vogue: Cover Art from the LCA Permanent Collection."

Lubeznik is open Tuesday-Friday 10-5 and Saturday and Sunday 11-4. The center is also free with free parking.

Annual Dues

EDITED April 7, 2011:
The GLR Dues are remaining $1.00 this year.

Time to part with some currency!!!

It is that time of year,
time to collect dues for Needle Artisans membership.

Dues are now

Please give Elaine your dues
at the April or May chapter meeting,
or they can be mailed.

(Checks made payable to:
Needle Artisans of Northwest Indiana)


Comments + Questions?
call or e-mail Elaine.

Monday, April 4, 2011


Per Renee R:

The Perfect Angle and NANI
are teaming up for a fundraiser to benefit our group.

When you present this coupon (above)
with your framing order
from May 2nd through May 14th,
10% of the sale will be donated to NANI.

You will also get 10% off
the framing materials.

Share the coupon with friends,
family, neighbors, etc...
anyone presenting the coupon during the sale dates
will earn the donation for our group.

Print as many coupons as you need.

Additional copies will be available at the
April 5th general meeting.

Last year we had eight orders placed
and earned $101 for NANI.

Let's try to top that this year!

Our thanks to Sandy O'Drobinak
at the Perfect Angle,
friend to NANI and
Flying Fingers Newsletter advertiser.

Thanks to you for spreading the word!

The Perfect Angle
1131 Joliet Street
Dyer, IN 46311-1926
(US 30 accross from
the Dyer Post Office)
(219) 865-3777

Store Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10 am - 5 pm
(evenings by appt only)
Tuesday & Thursday
10 am - 7 pm
10 am - 4 pm

Link to Web Site:

Winter Stitching ....

Stitching by NANI member, Deb L

Just Nan

Deb shares:

from the
Just Cross Stitch
1998 Ornament Issue

Will probably by one of my fair
entries this year