Monday, June 25, 2012

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Michigan State Day

Saturday, July 28, 2012

9-3 (Eastern Time)

 Cornwell's Turkeyville U.S.A., located at 18935-151 1/2 Mile Rd., Marshall, MI 49068. 
(Take I-69 to exit 42 and follow the signs.)

Sign Up Deadline:  June 30th

textile exhibit

Edited 6/23/2012:   Per the AIC Member Magazine (Jul/Aug 2012), pg 6

Fabric of a new Nation:  American needlework + Textiles, 1776-1840 reopening after a brief closure.    
July 12 thru Mid-November .... Galleries 57-59   

Features over 45 bedcovers, coverlets, needlework, printed handkerchiefs, + other household textiles.

Several NANI members enjoyed a 
textile exhibit:  Fabric of a New Nation
American Needlework and Textiles.

Photographs from
Fabric of a New Nation
can be seen HERE.

Information on individual textiles in the AIC collection
can be found on the AIC web site under
collections.   (i.e. Standish Pocket)

Friday, June 22, 2012

Wisconsin State Day

Hardanger Class with Donna Olson

Class will cover buttonhole, kloster, box stitch,
cable, kloster variation, eyelets, faggoting,
bar weaving w/Dove's Eye / cross spokes,
parallel bar weaving, and stepped star stitches.

Country Inns and Suites - Milwaukee
1259 So Mooreland Road
Brookfield, WI

August 17-18 (2-day class)

White or Ivory 25-count lugana
for 22" Round or 18x14" Rectangle

Details in the 2012 E-News from EGA
Sign Up Deadline 6/23

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Feeling Creative???

There will be a gathering at
Renee's home on 

June 28th from 6-9pm

This is for NANI members interested in working on projects
for NANI's participation 
in the Quilter's Plus Boutique (November 2012).
Funds earned will be for Chapter Education.

Bring your --  ideas, projects you plan to donate.   Feel free
to sit down and create with what is on hand.   This time is for
working on boutique or outreach projects.

Renee has gathered supplies and has work space ready
with lighting and tables ... ready to use.

There are 8 luggage tags needing 3x2" motifs ....
There are 12 pint size + 12 4-oz size Ball jars needing pincushion tops ....
There are 12 Silicone cupcake holders needing pincushion tops ....
25+ cards w/envelopes to embellish ....
Many prepared needle books to stitch ....

From NANI stash, stored at Renee's home:
There are remnant evenweave pieces,
14-ct and 18-ct aida.   Pincushion charts.
Threads, bead box, glue sticks, scissors, needles.

Suggested boutique items to sell:   Needle books, pincushions - any shape and size (tart cups, ball jars, cupcake baking cups, small cans), stitched cards, embellished stationery, scissors fobs, gift bag, decorated note pads, luggage/bag tags, beaded items.    

Looking for a smaller number of a variety of items.

Gatherings will be held:   July 26th, Aug 23rd, Sept 27

Comments?   Questions?
Please contact Renee

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Women's Work

"The new book to go with the recent exhibitions on Colonial Boston Embroideries is coming out soon!"

by Pam Parmel

should be released at the end of June 2012 ($40.00)

If interested, e-mail Customer Service
at the Museum of Fine Arts.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Summer Stitch-In


Wednesday’s Summer Stitch-In

Every Wednesday through Labor Day
 we will be hosting an informal Stitch-In from 10:00 a.m. to Noon.

Bring whatever you would like to work on, and enjoy the company of others as you stitch!!
Bring a friend if you like and/or meet new friends.  Please call on Tuesday to let us know you are coming so we have enough chairs set up!! Thanks!!

The Country Cupboard
14314 Beacon Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Shipshewana Quilt Festival

June 20-23, 2012

Shipshewana Town Center
760 S Van Buren St.
Shipshewana, IN 46565

This year, they are having a special exhibit of

Over 30 quilts and tops, 1940-1945 Quilts, with photographs, magazine clippings, parachute samples, v mail, ration books, and a newspaper quilting pattern collection.
--- wouldn't it be a terrific exhibit to view?

Details on their

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Midwest Fiber + Folk Art Fair

Web Site:

when:  June 22-24, 2012
where: Lake County Fairgrounds, Grayslake, IL 
           times:  Fri & Sat: 10am-6pm; Sun: 10am-4pm 
admission: $10/day or 3/$25. Kids 10 and under are
                  FREE (watch for coupons)

Saturday, June 2, 2012

IMO, one of the nicest features at the EGA Web Site, is the section with photographs and
information about EGA's permanent collection.      The pictures are small + if you are like me, can click on them and ENLARGE across your computer screen.   

I'm currently attempting the Small Basket Sampler, and finding the on-line photo very helpful!   The pattern is great; however, the photo makes stitching much easier.

If interested, you can follow my progress, or lack of, HERE.

What is your favourite piece in their collection?

yarn bomb .....

Edited 6/2/2012:   The Indiana State Museum has a blog post with photographs ...

May 26 - June 30, 2012

Per the web site:

See how creative knitters and crocheters can get as they yarnbomb iconic museum features. This creative art will “hit” the museum just in time for summer. Hurry, it won’t be around for long so don’t miss a chance to enjoy the museum in a fun and creative way.

Indiana State Museum
650 West Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46204