Wednesday, May 30, 2012

How to ...

I've seen some beautiful 
stitched cards - some by machine, and
some stitched by hand ... so, how is it done?

for a tutorial on stitching tags

Follow THIS LINK for the
(by Diane Gilleland on CraftSylish)

or watch this

You Tube Video
Stitching on Paper

Ready to give it a try?
for patterns + tips
Compliments of Hand Crafted Greetings.

Personally, I liked

Also, found a bookmark tutorial
on the Lines Across blog.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

GCC Course Selection thru GLR

Each year, the GLR
selects EGA Group Courses (GCC) for the
members to take.









Silk and Metal


Crewel Choices

Registration Deadline:
November 1, 2011

Comments + Questions,
Link to Registration Form

Friday, May 25, 2012

Part TWO

June's Class:

And thinking ahead --- Part Two
of the Shep Bush Sampler class
will be in September.
The above photograph is of 
Sue D's (WIP) sampler.   

Cannot help wonder how the rest of the participants are doing!!!
(Mine is still in the package)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Early Registration for Santa Fe:

JUNE 1, 2012
Don't miss this important date!

Make sure that your Seminar 2012 Registration form is
Postmarked as of June 1 OR E-mail dated - June 1

Web Site Link


All registrations postmarked after June 1 will be treated on a
first-come, first-served basis.
Registration CLOSES August 15, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Fundraiser Extended ....

Sandy O'Drobinak of the Perfect Angle Frame Shop
 has graciously offered to 
extend the fundraiser for another week 
until May 26th. 

Take this opportunity to frame up something for display 
and earn 10% of your order 
for NANI when you present the coupon. 

Share the coupon with others as well. 

1131 Joliet, Dyer, IN 46311 
(US 30 across from
the Dyer Post Office)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Betty Ring - sale

(Link Above)

Remaining items from the Betty Ring needlework auction
will be sold via Stephen + Carol Huber
beginning Saturday, May 19, 2012.

Follow the link or contact:

Hubers: America's Preeminent Source to buy & sell antique needlepoint samplers, silk embroideries,  tapestries.
40 Ferry Rd, Old Saybrook, CT. 06475 (860) 388-6809

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Spring Stitching ...

At our last chapter meeting,
ChrisR was stitching this lovely
project -- It reminded me of a cross word
puzzle with flower names!

the fibers are awesome floral colors ---
looking forward to seeing this project take shape.

Thx for sharing Chris!!!

Pattern from May/Jun 2011
Just Cross Stitch magazine

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Needle Arts + Sullivans: Reader Challenge


invite you to
Stitch with Sullivans

The top three entries will be published in an upcoming Needle Arts Magazine issue AND
will receive the complete line of Sullivans thread (floss, perle cotton, over dye + metallic threads).

Details in the March 2012
Needle Arts Magazine (pg 27)
and on-line at Sullivan's Site

Entries need to be received by Oct 15, 2012
Winners notified on Nov 15, 2012
Winning entries posted on EGA Web site Dec 1, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

from EGA HQ:

March Designers Across America Project Correction

Marie Campbell, featured designer in the March 2012 issue of Needle Arts, has made a correction to her project Garden Path. The correction can be found on the homepage at in the What's New area or contact Brad Cape at for a paper copy.

If you have not yet ordered this beautiful project, the deadline is May 31. To order, send a check for $7 along with your name and address to EGA Headquarters.

Don't let your membership expire!

Don't forget, Membership Dues are due this month to your local chapter and chapter payments must be received at
Headquarters by
May 31, 2012

ICC News
Effective immediately India Hayworth will not be taking any new students for her Design for Needlework ICC until September 21, 2012. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Pierce, ICC Chair.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Annual Dues

Pierre Auguste Renoir

Put down your project -
time to send $55 Annual Dues
to our
Membership Chair

If you have questions or comments,
don't hesitate to call or e-mail Elaine.

(If you e-mail, put NANI on the subject line.)

Don't let your membership expire!

Don't forget, Membership Dues are due this month to your local chapter and chapter payments must be received at
Headquarters by
May 31, 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012

July Class: Intro to Blackwork

Introduction to Blackwork

This class will include instructions,
28-count evenweave linen and two needles.

Participants need to bring their normal stitching supplies
color fast floss.

See newsletter for additional details.

Sign Up Deadline:  June general meeting
Cost:  $4.00

Sunday, May 13, 2012

GLR Seminar - 2013

Hoopin' it up in the Circle City
being held in Indianapolis, Indiana 
April 28 - May 2, 2013. 

Includes :
Deanna Powell, Beading - double peyote + other techniques (not glue)
Deanna Powell, Beading, 22" spiral necklace
Diane Clements, Reticello on 32 ct linen
Diane Clements, Box + Accessories, multiple stitches 32ct linen
Michelle Roberts, canvas - goldwork + beading, needlepoint
Marsha Pompay Gomola, Stumpwork - sewing accessories 34 ct linen
Marsha Pompay Gomola, raised embroidery
Dorothy Lesher on Congress Cloth, silk threads
Lynn Payette on Congress Cloth, Mult techniques, layering + painting
Toni Gerdes on Congress Cloth - blackwork
Toni Gerdes on Congress Cloth - silk + gold
Michele Roberts, Goldwork on silk ground
Marnie Rittner - Silk/Metal threads on Silk Moire
Catherine Jordan - Victorian Journal, Multiple stitches + fabric painting
Catherine Jordan - Miniature scene for necklace, variety of techniques
Gail Carolyn Sirna - Nine Techniques, various grounds

Pre-registration deadline:  May 25, 2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Needlework Event

July 27—29

Presented by
Lori Markovic

Registration Form

pdf file

Space is limited
Deadline for Sign-up:  June 15th

For details, contact:
Barb Dvorak

14314 Beacon Avenue 

Orland Park, IL 60462

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Thx for sharing ....

Chris R shares her Blackbird Designs
Spring Fling
finish .... she said she would
have ironed it had she known I was going to 
snap a picture!!!!

What a beautiful sampler - Job well done.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mark your Calendars ....

1700 Lincolnway Pl #4
LaPorte, IN 46350

announcing the date of 

their annual

August 18, 2012

Set up 9:00 a.m.


Booth Rental $25.00 

As in previous years,
the booth rental will go to the
Riley Children's Hospital Foundation

In addition to the Riley Children's Hospital Foundation event,
House of Stitches is also hosting a two-day workshop
 October 6-7, 2012
at the LaPorte Holiday Inn Express


instructed by

Ellen Chester

Class size is limited.

Please contact House of Stitches for additional details.


Friday, May 4, 2012

On Line Premium Booklet

Were you considering an entry
into the Lake County Fair?

Here is a pdf link to the

According to the booklet:

     Entries close on July 13, 2012.  Both copies of your entry form and $12.00 exhibitor's ticket must be at the Secretary's office by 4pm.

     Exhibitor's tags will be available for pick up July 20th, 9-4.   
      Exhibit check in:   Saturday, July 23, 8am - 7pm

     Open House Thursday, August 2nd from 7-9pm

The Lake County Fair is August 3-12, 2012
889 So Court Street, Crown Point, Indiana.

     Exhibit Check out:   Tuesday, Aug 14th 9am - 6pm

For additional details, please review the Premium Booklet (pdf file)

Premium list for all other departments
are available from the Secretary’s Office,
Fine Arts Building, on Lake County Fairgrounds
Contact  Secretary’s Office
P.O. Box 327, Crown Point, Indiana 46308
Phone: 219-663-3617


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Indiana State Day

Indiana State Day will be held on Saturday October 6 at Fort Wayne, Indiana. This is the project that will be taught. The flier, that can be found by scrolling down the Fort Wayne chapter's calendar here, has more information and a registration form.