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.