Sunday, August 28, 2011

Quilt Expo

Wisconsin Public Television
Nancy Zieman Productions

Quilt Expo

September 8-10, 2011

Exhibition Hall
at the Alliant Energy Center
Madison, WI

Friday, August 26, 2011

Global Fest 2011

Global Fest

Event Date:
September 3rd, 2011
at 10:00 AM until 9:00 PM

Event Location:
Morton Community Center
222 North Chauncey Avenue
West Lafayette , IN 47906

From their web site:

The City of West Lafayette is proud that residents from approximately 120 countries call our city home. To celebrate this unique and exciting strength, the City of West Lafayette has joined with sponsors to host the 17th Annual Global Fest, featuring cultural entertainment and international food.

There will be food booths, international marketplace booths, cultural display booths and performance groups.

This FREEevent will also offer exciting international demonstrations such as Henna painting and Chinese Calligraphy, as well as family-centered activities such as a petting zoo and a children's activity area.

FREE parking will also be available all day at the Grant Street garage and after 5 p.m. at the West Lafayette Library.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Follow Up ...

I would like to thank the guests at the Lake Co Fair
who stopped by our demonstration area in the
Family Arts and Crafts Building.

We enjoyed sharing needlework instruction
and guiding you thru basic cross stitching.

Learn How to Cross Stitch in Five Minutes handout was available - if you have questions, don't hesitate to contact us!

As for the punch needle, we had a few rings up for
guests to try.

The basic supplies needed are a good punch needle which can be purchased at various craft supplies stores. We were using a Clover 7" Hoop on a Hoop Stand.

The cloth for punch needle is weaver's cloth.

Here is a link which has loads of information on technique:
Learning Miniature Punch Needle Embroidery.

Here is a link with photographs and short descriptions of the punch needles available:
punchneedle marketplace.
We had three different kinds available to try. Each are unique; however, they thread and work the same!

These were the models on the table:

Lizzie Kate Design
Halloween Hang-ups

Free Clip Art
by Mosey N Me

Sheep N Key Doodle
by Betty Dekat

In addition to needlework shops + craft stores, there are many free images on-line for punch needle and cross stitching.

Thank you for stopping by our demonstration area.

Monday, August 22, 2011



August 26-27 (10-6)
August 28, 2011 (10-4)

Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center
1551 Thoreau Drive
Schaumburg, IL 60173 USA
Phone: 847-303-4100

Sponsors and Vendors

Monday, August 15, 2011

Art Festival

Lakefront Art Festival

August 20 + 21, 2011

Washington Park, Michigan City

Click on image to enlarge.

Last Summer, I heard from a few NANI members who attended this festival, an enjoyable time had by all. DH, DD, + I went to the festival, too. We had a wonderful time. We went to the sidewalk sale at the nearby Outlet Mall and rode the shuttle from the Outlet Mall Parking Lot into Washington Park. We went thru all the booths at the Art Festival and the artists had spectacular displays. Unique, creative, and I still kick myself for not purchasing a necklace made out of the ceramic plates! A one of a kind object ; ) The shuttle was a gigantic air conditioned bus provided by one of the casinos. Was easy on and quick return to our vehicle at the Outlet Mall. I look forward to this event + hope we will be able to attend this year!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Congratulations on awards from the fairs!!!

Our member, South Paw Stitcher, has wonderful reports on her blog!

Check out her recent post
Ladies of Guild + My 3 Finished Ornies
for Lake Co Fair Open House night.

And (keeping my fingers crossed)
will post more re. the Lake Co. Fair entries!


As for Porter Co Fair:

See her post
It is Fair Season
for photographs of the Porter County Fair exhibits and news.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Fair web site has us listed ....

Found us listed on the Lake Co Fair schedule of events:


10:00 A.M. – 3:45 P.M. CROSS STITCHING & PUNCH NEEDLE By Needle Artisans of NW Indiana – Family Arts & Crafts Building

Hope to pick up a printed brochure.

Looking forward to Friday the 12th.

Many thx for those lending a helping hand
+ members planning to volunteer during our demonstration time.

Keeping my fingers crossed it will be 79 degrees + sunny as forecast suggests!

Illinois State Fair

Illinois State Fair
August 12-21, 2011