Friday, July 29, 2011


Teachers for Camp Quality
need to be at Camp Maintoqua
in Frankfort, IL

at 8 a.m.
on Friday, August 12.

Marjorie will have maps at the August meeting.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Fliers available!

NANI members
will be at the
Lake Co Fair, Family Arts + Crafts Building

Crown Point, Indiana

Friday, August 12, 2011
10am - 3:45 pm

We have fliers available (hope to have copies at NANI meeting) for publicity. Please print them out + take them to your local library, craft store, needlework store, or (e-mail) hand them to people who might be interested in hands on instruction.

We have volunteers, with supplies, to demonstrate cross stitching and willing to teach the public/visitors the basics of counted cross stitching. Also, will have punch needle demonstrations - allow the public/visitors to give it a try.

While supplies last, we have patterns, floss, needle books available for the public to take home with them. Planning to have floss cards with our EGA Chapter information and brochures for people interested in our EGA Chapter.

Additional volunteers are welcome, contact Karol J or Carol P if you are willing to lend a hand!

Click on Image above to enlarge

Click on image above to enlarge

Garage Sale!

Thinking to shop, swap, sell your stash?

This event is sponsored by House of Stitches in LaPorte, IN.

The Booth Rental fee of $20.00 will go to
Riley Children's Hospital.

The money you make from your sales is yours to keep
(or spend on new stash)!

Click on above image to enlarge.

All shoppers welcome for gently used 'must haves'
Saturday, August 13th ....

See you there!


Questions + comments:

E-mail House of Stitches:

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Don't miss it ....

The Southpaw Stitcher
is hosting a giveaway ....

check out her post
Half Blogoversary Giveaway ...

for details

AND, take a look around her blog posts, too!!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Lake County Fair

Lake County Fair

August 5 - 14, 2011

Thinking to exhibit this year?
Entries close July 15th

Premium Booklet for Family Arts and Crafts

Please be reminded, NANI volunteers needed
for Friday, August 12th from 10-3:45;
Punchneedle and Cross stitching Demonstrations

As was announced at chapter meetings
and noted in newsletter,
NANI members will be demonstrating
cross stitch (maybe surface stitching)
on needlebook covers.

The patterns are acorn motifs
(thx Marjorie).

Supplies will be at the fairgrounds
(donations of tapestry needles
+/or floss in Autumn colors appreciated).

In addition to needlework demonstrations,
we would like to invite the guests at the fair
to attend our chapter meetings.

We will have handouts of free patterns
(for punch needle and surface embroidery)
and floss cards with NANI information.

Stop by for an hour or two,
stay the entire day!

Ten passes available - contact Karol J or Carol P


Monday, July 11, 2011

Sidewalk Sale

* Erica's Annual Sidewalk Sale is next weekend! *

* Friday, July 15th, 8:30am - 4:00pm, and Saturday, July 16th, 8:30am - 2:30pm *

Erica's Craft & Sewing Center
1320 N Ironwood Dr
South Bend IN 46615
888-837-4227 or 574-233-3112

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Stitchers needed ....

re. Kissing Pillows


We are in desperate need of stitchers to help with the latest deployment for the 103rd Armored Division of the PA National Guard. We will need approximately 4,500 pillows by December. I checked with the FRC who said the numbers have not changed on the soldiers being deployed despite President Obama's speech on bringing all the soldiers home. We are also in need of patriotic quilt fabric for the backs.

Any help will be appreciated. If the EGA Yahoo group members
who are with ANG would crosspost this message, I would be grateful.

EGA groups: please contact me off list for my address. My email is

Thank you,

Anne Kaminski

Treasured Stitchery Embroiderer's Guild
Wellsboro PA


If you need the K P pattern? Contact Needle Artisans

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Chris shares ...

Little House Sampler
by Brighneedle.

Pictured above is Chris R's latest needlework project ...

Chris said she is
" Really loving it! "


Thx Chris, for sharing!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Camp Quality

Camp Quality Illinois Cruise 2011Our morning to teach at Camp Quality will be Friday, August 12 from 9 to noon. Our project will be felt nautical flags in the letters the child chooses (my initials are flagged above).

We need volunteers to teach on the 12th, volunteers to help cut felt pieces and plan how to lead this project on Tuesday July 26 (location to be determined), and donations of felt and perle cotton and size 20-22 chenille needles.
The felt colors should come close to matching DMC White, 742 Gold, 796 Blue and 321 Red.
It doesn't take much perle so felt is the most needed item.