Monday, December 31, 2012


Textile Exhibit:


Thru April 28, 2013

Per Web Site:   "A selection of about 50 of the finest molas from the Museum’s collection are displayed in the exhibition. They range in date from the early 1900s to the 1970s and represent a myriad of motifs and designs."

Indianapolis Museum of Art
Web Site - Link HERE

2013 classes listed ...

(I noticed a couple beading classes, etc.)

Visitor Information - HERE

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Bead + Button Show ...

Online Registration Opens
January 8th

Web Site:    HERE

Face Book:    HERE

Workshops / Classes
listed HERE

Admission, discount coupon,
 (+Shopping) info:   HERE

Directions + Parking:

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The January general meeting of NANI will be Wednesday, January 2nd at 7 p.m. at the Munster Community Park Social Center, 8751 Lions Club Drive. The meeting was moved from the usual first Tuesday because of the New Year's Day holiday. NANI will resume the monthly first Tuesday schedule in February. January's meeting features the BIG REVEAL of the 2013 Education program and activities. There will also be a show and tell, fellowship stitch-in, and refreshments. So bring a project and join in! Visitors are welcome!

AIC: Textile Exhibit

Galleries 57-59:  Thursday December 13, 2013
to Sunday, April 28, 2013

Art Institute of Chicago
111 So Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL

Friday, November 23, 2012

Up for a 2013 challenge???

Did you see this???

Challenge for 2013 ....

Link to Challenge Rules HERE.

And, you don't have to be a blogger to participate.

And, there are prizes, too!
How awesome is that?

I'm thinking about that lovely WIP sampler
and the alphabet kit I recently obtained.
Hmmmmmm ..... are there enough hours in the day?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Color Theory

The Brandi Girl Blog is subtitled A Life Inspired by Color and focuses on color. She's currently doing a series of posts on basic color theory starting here. The blog is full of color ideas. It helps to understand a bit about color and color theory if you ever want to change the colors in a pattern.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

EGA notice:

You Asked and We Responded!
Louisville Logo

EGA Seminar 2013 -  Louisville, KY
The Galt House  -  October 5-11, 2013

We've heard from many of you that you didn't like the registration materials being behind our firewall so we have removed the need to log in for this information! Click here for all the info!

Please note, you do still need to provide your member id number to be able to register during this special member only time!

Don't be left in the backfield, early registration closes on November 17. Your online registration must be completed by that date or your form must be postmarked by that date.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Early Registration Opens Tomorrow

Louisville Logo

EGA Seminar 2013 -  Louisville, KY
The Galt House  -  October 5-11, 2013

They're lining up at the starting gates!

Early registration for EGA Seminar 2013 opens on November 3.

Go to the EGA website,, log in and click on Events, National Seminars, and National Seminar 2013. This takes you to where all the class descriptions, photos and other seminar information may be found.  You may also click here once you log in!

After reviewing the classes and you're ready to place your "bet", click on the Registration tab on the right hand menu, scroll down and click on "Event's invitation link" and that will take you to the online registration.

If you prefer to mail your registration form by USPS, see the link at the bottom of the Registration page to print a form and information.

Don't be left in the backfield, early registration closes on November 17. Your online registration must be completed by that date or your form must be postmarked by that date.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Boutique This Weekend!

Don't miss it this weekend! NANI will be a vendor in The Quilter's Plus Holiday Boutique this Friday and Saturday November 2nd & 3rd. (See the announcement in the right hand column). Many handmade items that are sewn, quilted, crocheted, knitted, woven, embroidered, and more will sell quickly. Shop early and shop often!  Here is a sneak peek at some of the items NANI prepared for the sale.

 Luggage Tags

Jar Pin Cushions

 Mini Pincushions

 Crocheted Scarves

 Kanzashi Flowers with Tatting as pins.

 Triangle Pincushions

 Jar Lid Pincushions

 Triangle Pincushion

Pillow Pincushions

Thanks to the NANI members who prepared these items and more....

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Needlework Show

The online Fall
begins on the 18th

per their site:
Fall Show: October 18th-23rd (Show opens at 1pm Eastern time!)

Friday, September 28, 2012


I was asked about creating
a step-by-step instruction sheet
for the matchbook style needle books
handed out at the workshop.

I've given it a try,

I have photos up with all the designs
I came up with for the covers
(scroll down a bit).

For additional information
re. stitching on paper, follow the links

E-mail questions!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Hearts 'n Hands Quilt Show

Pieces 'n Patches Quilt Guild
hosting their Quilt Show
with special guest

In addition to 200+ quilts:

Scissor Sharpening
Gift Boutique
Opportunity Drawings
Quilt Raffle
Bake Sale
Resale Shop
Silent Auction

Free Lectures

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Feast of the Hunter's Moon

September 22, 2012
9-5 E.D.T.

September 23, 2012
9-4 E.D.T.

The Feast is held on the grounds of Fort Ouiatenon Historic Park    (3129 South River Road, West Lafayette, Indiana)    a primitive country setting, four miles southwest of West Lafayette, Indiana.

Directions: Fort Ouiatenon is located at 3129 S. River Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906.  If you are coming from the:
  • North - Take I-65 to exit 178 and turn on the Indiana SR 43 south. At the intersection of Indiana SR 43 and Indiana SR 26, continue south on US 231 for approximately 1 mile. Turn right at the traffic signal on to South River Road. Proceed south for approximately 2 miles.
  • East - Take I-65 to exit 172 and turn on to Indiana SR 26 west. Take Indiana SR 26 through Lafayette and across the Wabash River to the intersection with Indiana SR43 and US231. Turn left on US 231 south. Continue south on US 231 for approximately 1 mile. Turn right at the traffic signal on to South River Road. Proceed south for approximately 2 miles.
  • South - Take US231 North across the Wabash River and turn left at the first traffic signal after crossing the river on to South River Road. Proceed south for approximately 2 miles.
  • West - Take Indiana SR 26 to the intersection with Indiana SR 43 and US 231. Turn right on US 231 south. Continue south on US 231 for approximately 1 mile. Turn right at the traffic signal on to South River Road. Proceed south for approximately 2 miles.

For more information:
Visit their web site or

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Grab your friends + family and come to the SALE

Message from Renee R:

HUGE Parking Lot Rummage Sale
 Saturday 9/15 
9am to 3pm 

Highland, Indiana 

Donuts and hot dog lunch also available for purchase throughout the day...proceeds to benefit their Youth Group's trip to the National Youth Gathering in SanAntonio next summer. 

Tons of items to choose from, including a kids' loft bed, crib, Little Tikes table and chairs, jewelry, DVD's, comics, craft supplies and publications, toybox, Longaberger, Vera Bradley, kids' and adults' clothes, and much more! 

NO Early Birds, but please come out and shop...
you won't be disappointed!

will have a table selling
kits, charts, magazines,
books, fabric, yarn
misc. crafty items


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sampler Lecture

From Facebook:  The Lake County Chapter of ANG invites you to join us at our September meeting at the Vernon Area Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, IL 60069, on Monday, September 17 at 7 pm.

Our speaker, Amy Keaton, will share historic samplers from her collection. Amy lives in Lake Forest, IL. She has been stitching since she was 5 years old and started collecting samplers in 1990. She is the
founding President and organizer of the Lake Michigan Sampler Guild, and in 2005 she organized an exhibit of historic samplers at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Amy plans to bring 16 to 20 samplers from her collection. They will be American and European pieces originally stitched in the 1600s through 1800s. Members are encouraged to bring historic samplers or reproductions of their own that they would like to share with the group. Guests are welcome at this meeting which will kick off our year of programs related to samplers and sampler design.

For more information, contact us at

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sign Up Deadline ....

Don Halls Guesthouse + Convention Center
1313 W Washington Center Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Project:  Blackwork
Apple Needlebook
designed by Judie Gary
(President, Fort Wayne Area Chapter)

October 5, 2012
Friday Night - Stitch In

October 6, 2012
8:30 am Registration

COST:  $45.00
September 14, 2012

Comments?  Questions?   
Contact Nan Getzin or Judy Gary

Sunday, September 9, 2012

November: Hardanger Ornament

Hardanger Wreath Ornament
Designed by:  Doris Mengal

The ornament is a small introduction to hardanger.
You will learn Kloster Blocks, Buttonhole, and Eyelets.

Participants will need to bring
hoop, needles and scissors

Sign Up Deadline:   October general meeting
Cost:  $8.00

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Benefits of Membership

Need to renew your card?

and complete the form.

EDITED 9/9/2012

FYI --- with our Membership Card,
Mel and I were able to obtain our new JoAnn discount card at

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft
715 Us Highway 41
Schererville, IN 46375-1217

Thx for sharing ....

Kathy Shaw 
is sharing the Silk
Ribbon Embroidery
guide she
provides her students.

Starts with threading the ribbon
on a needle, and continues with
ribbon embroidery information + basic stitches.
The diagrams are wonderful!
The link is HERE.

If you are not familiar with
Kathy's Blog,
pour a cup of tea and enjoy visiting
her site.

link HERE.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

September Class: The Sailor's Collar Sampler, Part Two

Sailor's Collar Sampler

Part One taught at the
April  meeting + 
Part Two will be taught following the 
September NANI meeting.

This sampler is stitched with Au Ver A Soie silk
on 32-ct hand-dye Belfast Linen.

This charming sampler will
be stitched with counted cross and specialty stitches.
In addition, swedish weaving, pulled work, 
and couching techniques will be used.

This is a sampler for the
Intermediate-Advanced stitcher;
please bring a doodle cloth + fiber to class
in order to practice the stitches and techniques.

See the Chapter Newsletter
for additional details.


Friday, August 31, 2012


Hello NANI friends,

Because I have not received any interest in carpooling to the Frankfort Fall Festival this Saturday, the carpool which was to meet at Meijer in Highland at 9:00 a.m. has been cancelled. Those of you going on your own have a wonderful time, and the rest enjoy this holiday weekend.  See you all Tuesday, September 4th at 7:00 p.m.  as usual for our general meeting at the Social Center of Munster.

Renee R
Hospitality Committee

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Scottish Samplers

For the lucky ones attending the ANG seminar in Philadelphia ... did you notice the announcement for Scottish samplers on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art?  

For those not attending, look at the web site photos!   Wow - what a lovely collection!

Per the web site:

Embroidered Exemplars: Scottish Samplers from the Whitman Sampler Collection
Gallery 271, second floor
The Museum presents ten 18th- and 19th-century Scottish samplers collected by the Philadelphia-based candy company, Whitman Chocolates, in celebration of the company’s 170th anniversary and the 100th anniversary of the Whitman “Sampler” chocolate box.

(August 1, 2012 through Summer, 2013)

Monday, August 20, 2012


The members of the
Beverly Hills Embroiderer's Guild
would like to invite you to attend
our 2012 exhibit,

"Threads for all Seasons."

Please feel free to share
this invitation with others
who might be interested in attending.

Hope to see your there!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Stash Sale notes from Renee

We earned $50.06 (about 200 items). We did sell everything for $.25 each with hard back books for $1. We promoted our Guild and one young woman is interested in coming to a meeting this fall. 

We brought a lot back home..Amy P and Marge G talked me into sorting + storing some of it (with their help) for one more try at selling . Kits will be donated, and fabric will be used for NANI Education.  The books, magazines + charts will be sorted and stored.

I found that shoppers were really excited and bought a few dollars worth, or just rummaged through everything for that one special buy. The morning from 10-12:30 had a nice crowd, then it was very quiet after that. I heard there was a good crowd in the store, but I did not shop today. We packed and left about 2:30 p.m.  I offered to help Linda with publicity next year. 

Thanks everyone for your donations and help for our stash sale events.  


Friday, August 17, 2012

GLR: Fall Meeting

Great Lakes Region
will be held

Indianapolis Marriott East
7202 E 21st
Indianapolis, IN

Registration Deadline
August 23rd

Autumn Indiana
Designed by Toni McKelley

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Fundraiser: Art Festival

on Facebook

A fundraiser for Lubeznik Center for the Arts, proceeds benefit exhibits, programs and community outreach bringing art experiences to thousands of local school children.

August 18-19, 2012

Washington Park
Michigan City, IN 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

October Class: Swedish Weaving


Kits include:  3 skeins of floss, chart, instructions.

Participants need to bring their own stitching tools including
lamp and / or magnifier (if you feel you will need magnification).

See newsletter for
additional details.

Sign Up Deadline:  September General meeting
Cost:  $13.00 (kit)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Frankfort Fall Festival

Interested in attending the

Join the Car Pool.

We will meet at the Meijer Parking Lot
in Highland on US 41
(accross from Target) at 9am on
September 1st

Plan to share expenses for gas and the
$10/car parking fee.

Additional information in the Newsletter.

Questions?   Contact Renee R.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Ukrainian Embroidery Workshop

Updated 06/09/2012

Diamond Ornament

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Ukrainian Embroidery Workshop

*Terri Bay

In stitching this ornament, you will learn the basics of Ukrainian Whitework and the Mereshka Poltavska technique.  The ornament is approximately four inches square when finished, using 25-count linen +perle cotton.  

In class, we will learn the Mereshka, and discover the joys of the most often used stitch in Ukrainian Whitework - the eyelet!  As tension is critical in this style of needlework, use of a Q-snap or hoop is strongly advised.

The kit includes:  25-ct linen, perle cotton, needle + detailed instructions.

Students will need to bring:  In addition to usual stitching supplies, please bring a hoop or q-snap and sharp embroidery scissors.

Cost of workshop for kit and food:
$45.00 (members) 
$55.00 (non-members)

Workshop  Schedule
8:30 Registration
(Coffee + Danish)
9:00 Class begins
(Lunch:  Soup + Salad Bar)
(Afternoon Cookie Break)
Class ending around 3:45pm

123 Country Club Drive
Schererville, IN

Planning to attend?  NANI members:  Please send or give your $15.00 non-refundable deposit to PatB to reserve your spot.  Non-members:  The entire $55 workshop fee is due at the time of registration.  For more info on how to register, send an email here.  

The deadline to register is August 7, 2012.  The number of students is limited, so the sooner you reserve a spot the less likely it will be that the class is full.

*Terry Bay has never met a needlework technique she didn't like.  Like so many others, she began with cross stitch + progressed into hardanger embroidery, pulled + drawn thread work, blackwork, Ukrainian whitework, Roumanian point lace, & many others.

Her designing was born out of frustration over the very small amount of printed works on Ukrainian embroidery.  A born teacher, Terri has a degree in Music Education form Indiana State University.  She has taught music + needlework in many forms, including her popular Ukrainian whitework classes at the Nordic Needle Retreat in Fargo, ND.

She is a member of the St. Paul Needleworkers Chapter of the EGA.  

She currently lives in Minnesota with her husband, three daughters, and a very tubby cat.

*  Terri Bay loves all types of needlework, but has a true passion for counted thread techniques. She adores Hardanger, Ukrainian and Pulled/Drawn Thread work. She also enjoys construction boxes and toys and is becoming quite fond of Romanian Point Lace. Terri lives in Minnesota with her husband and three daughters and a very tubby cat.

(Link Here to see photos of two projects Terry Bay designed and taught at Stitchers Retreat in 2010)

Stitched Piece and Photograph

Comments?  Questions?  
e-mail NANI.