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.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Note from HQ

New Website Announcement
EGA Members,

Over the weekend we upgraded our website to allow for more functionality and benefits for our members!  We hope you enjoy the new look, feel and features on our site! 

The biggest change will be the member log-in area.  Each member now has a unique USER ID and password.  This will allow EGA to offer online classes and other member specific content.  To login:

User ID is your membership ID # 
Temporary password is WEareEGA (case sensitive)
We are still testing all of the features of the new site so additional features will come on line over the next few weeks. Thank you for your patience as we continue to upgrade your online experience.