Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Crazy Quilts in Highland Park

Crazy Quilt Exhibition

Highland Park Historical Society Hosts One-of-a-Kind Crazy Quilt Exhibition; Museum Chosen as Anchor Site for Northern Illinois Quilt Fest.

The Highland Park Historical Society will host a Crazy Quilt exhibition, “Crazy Quilts and More by Addie Mangoian Davis,” July 1 – September 30, 2011, Wednesday – Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., at its museum located at 326 Central Avenue, in Highland Park, IL. The museum has been chosen as one of more than a dozen anchor sites for the Northern Illinois Quilt Fest, which will span across the six counties in Northern Illinois. Admission to the exhibition is $5.00, and special group tours are available upon request.

Davis, a native of Waukegan, IL, lived 25 years in Chicago, before she began quilting in 1974, in Friendship, Indiana, where she and her husband moved after his retirement. She describes herself as an “intuitive fiber artist.” “I couldn’t even sew on a loose button,” says Ms. Davis. “But, I believe you can do what you want to do. I fell in love with Crazy Quilts, and I was determined to make them.”

During the three-month quilt fest, a variety of other quilt-related events, including a speakers series, workshops, and appraisals will be held throughout the six-county Northern Illinois region. For a schedule of events at the Highland Park Historical Society, please visit Information will be updated as events are finalized.

In addition to the Crazy Quilt exhibition, the Highland Park Historical Society will feature a display of mid-20th century crocheted and knitted doilies from the collection of Carol Sanes-Miller, also of Highland Park. For more information, you are invited to call 847-432-7090, to visit the museum’s website at, and to visit Facebook under Highland Park Historical Society.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Volunteers Needed!

We need a few NANI members
to serve on the Nominating Committee
for the election of officers, for next year.

We also need a
Co-chair for the
Education Committee.

Interested NANI Members should contact someone on the board.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Quilt Festival (July - Sept)

Check out the Northern Illinois Quilt Festival!

Per site: "You will find quilts, quilted barns, quilt gardens, art exhibits, + special events"

or direct link:

Per Marjorie, blogging at Moonsilk Stitches: "On August 19 and 20 there will be a "Weekend of Valor Quilt Show" in Huntley IL (near where the outlet mall is along I-90). It's sponsored by the Gazebo Quilter's Guild."

LINK HERE to Valor Quilt Show information.

Also, a Crazy Quilt exhibit ... see Marjorie's post
Crazy Quilts in Highland Park

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

EGA National Seminar

Flamingo Fandango
September 11–16, 2011
Naples, FL

Registration Information

Seminar Booklet

Per EGA Web site:
"Location and Accommodations:

Naples Grande Beach Resort,
the Waldorf Astoria Collection

888-722-1270 | Use Group Code: AACZ

For the EGA 2011 Seminar all Tower Guestrooms
are priced at $139 per night
at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. "

Needle Arts Guild of Toledo

36th Annual Needlework Exhibit

Friday 9/23/2011 10-5
Saturday 9/24/2011 9-4

Toledo Lucas County Public Library
Sanger Branch
3030 W Central Ave
Toledo, OH 43606

The Needle Arts Guild of Toledo hosts an Annual Judged Needlework Show.

Entries are accepted from any needleworker, not just guild members.

(You don't need to be a member of NAGT or The Embroirderers' Guild of America, Inc. to enter their show.)

Booklet Link for needlework categories + information

Link for Entry Form

Link for Additional Show Information

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Needlework Exhibit and Conference

With Cunning Needle: Four Centuries of Embroidery

On view September 3, 2011–January 8, 2012

With Cunning Needle: Four Centuries of Embroidery

A Winterthur Needlework Conference
October 21–22, 2011

direct link to brochure:

direct link to web site w/information:

Saturday, June 18, 2011

EGA Headquarters is offering
new courses:

Embroidery with Mixed Media

Spring Splendor

To view photos (of above courses) and further information Link Here.

NeedleArts Quarterly Offerings
June - August 2011 are:

Florentine and Tulips

Moonlight Sonata


The May-June Online Courses offered are:

Finishing with Flair

Crewel Choices

In addition to the above,
many more courses are available in the
2011-2012 Education Catalog

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Fair

Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Fair

when: June 24-26, 2011
where: Lake County Fairgrounds, Grayslake, IL
(YES - it is air conditioned!)
times: Fri & Sat: 10am-6pm; Sun: 10am-4pm
admission: $10/day or 3/$25. Kids 10 and under are
FREE (watch for coupons)

Schedule of classes

Direct Link:

Splendid Silk: Japanese Embroidery

SPLENDID SILK: Japanese Embroidery
2011 Nuido World Exhibition

April 10 – July 3, 2011

Sponsored in part by The Embroiderers’ Guild of America.

The exhibition will be held at
The Art Museum
University of Kentucky
405 Rose St
Lexington, KY 40506.

For more information contact the museum at 859.257.5716
or web site LINK HERE

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Shipshewana Quilt Festival

Shipshewana Quilt Festival
June 22-25, 2011

schedule of events

Country Cupboard

Country Cupboard announcing
Amy Bruecken Stitchathon 2011

August 5th through August 7th

The Well
Congregation of St. Joseph
1515 W. Ogden Avenue
LaGrange Park, Illinois

contact Country Cupboard
14314 Beacon Ave.
Orland Park, Illinois 60462.
Phone: 708-460-7779
FAX: 708.226.8094

for more information

on the project + exclusive design for this event

Friday, June 10, 2011

Tulip Slip

Tulip Slip
Copyright Tricia Wilson Nguyen for Thistle Threads, 2010
Stitched by Kris Andrews
Kit Information

To raise $5000 (to complete budget) for a new
(per blog) .... exhibition being planned/worked on at Winterthur is With Cunning Needle: Four Centuries of Embroidery.
(It will run from September 3, 2011 – January 8, 2012.

Tricia Wilson Nguyen, Thistle Threads has a Tulip Slip kit for sale. $10.00 of each kit is being donated to Winterthur.

Per blog: The reproduction Needlework Nibble is worked on 34 count linen with Soie d’Alger thread. The stitching kit is $18 with $10 of the kit price being donated to Winterthur in support of the exhibition budget.

What a beautiful design --- for more information
check out
tent stitch: Tulip Slip

Per blog: The Tulip Slip is based off of a real 17th century slip in private collection.

Pulled Thread Workshop

(Information + photo from GLR Newsletter)

Jane Ellen Balzuweit will present Woven Ribbons,
a pulled thread workshop, at the GLR Semiannual Meeting.

September 24, 2011
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Indianapolis Marriott East
Indianapolis, IN

Woven Ribbons (see photograph in the GLR June Newsletter)
is worked on 25-count white Dub-lin linen in size 8 and 12 white pearl cotton.

The design fits a 3.5-inch Sudberry box, or may be fin-ished as a needlebook or pincushion.

In addition to the fabric (a six-inch square) + threads (10 yards each of the No. 8 and No. 12 pearls), the Woven Ribbons kit will include full instructions with a photo, and a needle.

Students should bring a 4- or 5-inch hoop. Kit cost is $13.50; teaching fee is $15.00 per student.

The registration form for Jane Ellen’s class is on page 9 of the GLR
June Newsletter

Deadline: August 4, 2011


Those who participate in the class will have the benefit of experiencing Jane Ellen’s presentation, but they will also have permission to take the project home and teach it to their EGA chapters.

Jane Ellen asks only that instructions be purchased from her. Information on ordering will be available at the workshop.

Jane Ellen holds two teacher’s certifications with EGA: Pulled Thread and Counted Thread, and she is author of a current EGA correspondence course. She has taught at various Na-tional seminars and for Guilds across the United States and Canada. Jane Ellen has also taught ANG correspondence courses and cyber classes, and has designed for both Rainbow Gallery and Kreinik Thread companies. She was recognized in 2000 as the Great Lakes Region Educator of the Year. She owned and operated a needlework store for twenty-six years in Dayton, Ohio.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Creative Festival

Cincinnati Original Creative Festival
Cincinnati, OH June 23, 24 & 25, 2011

Sharonville Convention Center
11355 Chester Road Sharonville, OH, 45246-4002
Shopping hours: Thursday & Friday 10am - 5pm  •  Saturday 10am-4pm
Classes begin at 9am each day

Web site:

Monday, June 6, 2011

Stitch Guides

patterns available for purchase
on Tuesday.

Cost: $1 for any month/stitch
that members are interested in.

GLR News

The Great Lakes Region
June 2011 newsletter is on-line.
or direct link:

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Needlework Display

April 15 - July 1 2011
EGA Windy City Chapter
30th Anniversary Needlework Display
at the Chicago Public Library -
Logan Square Branch.

per their facebook page:
The Windy City Chapter of the Embroiderer's Guild of America is exhibiting a a collection of needlework as part of the 30th Anniversary celebration of our chapter. Multiple needlework techniques including counted thread, canvas work, pulled thread, hardanger, and beadwork are on display.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Parking is available at the library. Hope to see you there!

Logan Square
3030 W. Fullerton Avenue, 60647
(312) 744-5295

NQA Quilt Show

42nd Annual
National Quilting Association
Quilt Show

June 16-18, 2011
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Columbus, OH