Coming up: A Tony Minieri needlepoint design, then we start the new year with Paris at Tiffany’s…

September 7, 2016  |  Announcements, Classes  |  Comments Off on Coming up: A Tony Minieri needlepoint design, then we start the new year with Paris at Tiffany’s…

It’s a little jewel of a needlepoint piece, a design called ‘Excalibur,’ by renowned artist and needlepoint designer Tony Minieri, to be presented as the October class for Colorado Columbine Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild.  See it at the regular meeting on September 19.

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Title:  Excalibur by Anthony Minieri Designs
Date: October 2016
Leader: Julie       Materials Fee: $10     Level:   Intermediate
Sign-ups Closed:   July 2016

Description:  We will be stitching a counted canvas piece designed in 1991
by Tony Minieri.  The class fee includes the pattern, provided by the
Edwardian Needle, and an additional custom guide with helpful hints for
stitching.    Each color way is individual, so you can design this piece to
match any décor!  Although this canvas is small, the completed piece
measures 5×5 inches, there are some complicated stitches.   If you enjoy the
challenge of counting and stitching over/under threads, this piece is for
you.  Sign-ups closed in July; however, see Julie for additional information
if you’d still like to have the pattern for this piece.

 

The following programs are scheduled for fall and spring:

September – Ribbon Embroidery Instructional Class. Instructor:  Madonna.  Signups:  Closed

October – Tony Minieri’s Excalibur Counted Canvas. Instructor:  Julie.   Signups:  Closed

January – Tiffany Canvas by Needlepoint For Fun. Instructor:  Julie.  Signups:  Closing In October (Going Soon!)

20160904_133057Title: Breakfast at Tiffany’s Needlepoint Painted Canvas

Date: January 16, 2017

Leader: Julie       Materials Fee: $35      Level: Beginner to Intermediate      Sign-ups Close:  October 2016

Description:  We will be stitching a screen printed canvas from Needlepoint for Fun.  The kit provides the canvas, most threads (threads for lettering not included) and stitch guide.   This canvas can be printed simplistically as a coaster (beginner level) or as the canvas shown in the photo (intermediate level).     The lettering was added to the screen printed canvas for added appeal, since in the words of Katherine Hepburn, “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun”!    Sign-ups are in progress and close in October 2016.

February – Custom Pendant Class. Instructor:  Madonna.

Signups:  Available Starting in September, Closing in November

March – Spring Garden Floss Tag Class. Instructor:  Madonna.

Signups:  Available Starting in September, Closing in January

May – “Al E. Gator” Frame Weight on Line-Drawn Canvas. Instructor:  Gretchen W.

Signups:  Available Starting in September , Closing in March

June – Kirk & Bradley Floral Heart Flag Painted Canvas. Instructor:  Vickie.

Signups:  Available Starting in September , Closing in January

** Note that payment in full in required upon close of registration, so that the classes supplies can be purchased and kitted in time.

We are presenting the programs well in advance for Spring 2017, to allow everyone adequate time to register.  Thank you!

 

Colorado Columbine Chapter, American Needlepoint Guild
Meets third Monday of each month except Aug & Dec., at 6:30 p.m.
Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E. Hampden Avenue
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Email us at columbineang@gmail.com for more information. 
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Denver needlepointers, get your ribbons on in September!

June 11, 2016  |  Announcements, Chapter Information, Program Information  |  Comments Off on Denver needlepointers, get your ribbons on in September!

Ribbon Fun (2)

 

Title: Silk Ribbon Basics – Tips and Techniques for Getting Started

Date: September 19, 2016

Leader: Madonna         Materials Fee: $10        Level: Beginner

Description:  Learn everything you’ll need to know to begin embellishing your canvas with silk ribbon.  Covering the basics for getting started, this “silk ribbon 101” program will include how to thread up, start and end a stitch, learn basic stitches and many good-to-know hints along the way. Participants will receive instructions and materials, see basic stitches demonstrated and have an opportunity to practice on their own. Sign up for this program at the June and July chapter meetings.

 

Colorado Columbine Chapter, American Needlepoint Guild
Meets third Monday of each month except Aug & Dec., at 6:30 p.m.
Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E. Hampden Avenue
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Email us at columbineang@gmail.com for more information. 
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Needlepoint class will create a ‘strawberry’ scissors fob

May 22, 2016  |  Announcements, Program Information  |  Comments Off on Needlepoint class will create a ‘strawberry’ scissors fob

Denver’s fastest growing needlepoint group, the Colorado Columbine Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild, will hold its June meeting on the 20th.

A class on how to stitch a strawberry scissors fob is planned.  The design uses beautiful threads in hot pink and bright green: Kreinik Silk Mori and Silk Serica.

Our July, 2016 meeting will be open stitching and finishing a Kurdy Biggs piece many members began in our recent workshop.

Join us for monthly meetings and lots of needlepoint chat and stitching!

Colorado Columbine Chapter, American Needlepoint Guild

Meets Third Monday of each month except Aug & Dec., at 6:30 p.m.
Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E. Hampden Avenue
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Email us at columbineang@gmail.com for more information.

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Denver needlepoint group hosts spring workshop with national designer Diane Herrmann

May 15, 2016  |  Announcements, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Denver needlepoint group hosts spring workshop with national designer Diane Herrmann

Designer Diane Herrmann was a special guest of the Colorado Columbine Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild in May as she taught her class on ‘Walking the Water’s Edge.’

Designer Diane Herrmann

Designer Diane Herrmann

Diane’s beautiful design class drew many chapter members and stitchers from other area groups via the Denver Needlework Consortium.

The design is a bargello-based work, with beautiful threads and unusual details:

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Beads and needlepoint go hand in hand

Beads and needlepoint go hand in hand

April 13, 2016  |  Announcements  |  Comments Off on Beads and needlepoint go hand in hand

B-E-A-D-S!!!!!!!!!

Our ANG chapter will be participating in the Rocky Mountain Bead Society’s Bead Bazaar on April 29-30, 2016. Our members have had a great time at events such as this in the past, and I’m really looking forward to our involvement this year. Save the date on your calendars and look for a sign-up email from me in the next couple of weeks.

For more details, see the RMBS website here.

See you there!

— Jane M.

 

Colorado Columbine Chapter, American Needlepoint Guild

Meets Third Monday of each month except Aug & Dec., at 6:30 p.m.
Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E. Hampden Avenue
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Email us at columbineang@gmail.com for more information.

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Denver needlework chapters come together in first ever Guild Day to celebrate stitching

April 4, 2016  |  Announcements, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Denver needlework chapters come together in first ever Guild Day to celebrate stitching

It’s a first for needlework groups in the Denver Metro area:  A one-day event for all four stitching guilds (two chapters of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America and two chapters of the American Needlepoint Guild)  to celebrate what they have in common:  a love of stitching in all its forms.  The Colorado Chapter of EGA is hosting.  All interested members will be stitching a needlepoint interpretation by Caela Tyler, adapted from a cross-stitch design by Amy Bruecken Designs called, ‘Witchy-Poo.’

CLICK here to read more about this exclusive Halloween design: Witchy-Poo-Mile-High.pdf

Members of all the guilds knew the very talented designer and needlepointer, Caela Tyler, who died March 24.  She loved all the needle arts, and she loved teaching.  Her generosity was unmatched.  Caela will be terribly missed by her students, friends and fellow-stitchers.

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Also, at the end of April,

B-E-A-D-S!!!!!!!!!

Our ANG chapter will be participating in the Rocky Mountain Bead Society’s Bead Bazaar on April 29-30, 2016. Our members have had a great time at events such as this in the past, and I’m really looking forward to our involvement this year. Save the date on your calendars and look for a sign-up email from me in the next couple of weeks.

For more details, see the RMBS website here.

See you there!

— Jane M.

 

Colorado Columbine Chapter, American Needlepoint Guild

Meets Third Monday of each month except Aug & Dec., at 6:30 p.m.
Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E. Hampden Avenue
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Email us at columbineang@gmail.com for more information.

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In loving memory of a friend and needlepointer

March 25, 2016  |  Announcements  |  Comments Off on In loving memory of a friend and needlepointer

 

 

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Needlepoint group greets spring with newly elected officers

March 24, 2016  |  Announcements  |  Comments Off on Needlepoint group greets spring with newly elected officers

Members of Colorado Columbine Chapter of ANG elected new officers at their annual meeting in March.

A class explored the start of a beautiful needlepoint project presented by instructor Karen R., below. Stitchers gathered to begin ‘Crazy Quilt Egg’ by Rainbow Gallery.

Karen R. with her finished 'Crazy Quilt Egg.'

Karen R. with her finished ‘Crazy Quilt Egg.’

Newly elected officers took the helm at the end of the meeting: President, Gloria M.; Vice-presidents for Programs: Madonna O. and Julie S.; Secretary, Amy W.

 

B-E-A-D-S!!!!!!!!!

Our ANG chapter will be participating in the Rocky Mountain Bead Society’s Bead Bazaar on April 29-30, 2016. Our members have had a great time at events such as this in the past, and I’m really looking forward to our involvement this year. Save the date on your calendars and look for a sign-up email from me in the next couple of weeks.

For more details, see the RMBS website here.

See you there! — Jane M.

 

Colorado Columbine Chapter, American Needlepoint Guild

Meets Third Monday of each month except Aug & Dec., at 6:30 p.m.
Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E. Hampden Avenue
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Email us at columbineang@gmail.com for more information.

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Spring needlepoint stitching is always a colorful event for Colorado stitchers in Denver

March 10, 2016  |  Announcements, Program Information  |  Comments Off on Spring needlepoint stitching is always a colorful event for Colorado stitchers in Denver
Crazy Quilt Egg

Crazy Quilt Egg

The March meeting of Denver’s busiest needlepoint group, the Colorado Columbine Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild meets on the 21st to stitch the wonderful ‘Crazy Quilt Egg’ pattern from Rainbow Gallery for spring!

It is on 18-count canvas in purple, white or blue colorways.

Bring some 7×8 stretcher bars if you wish! Enjoy!

 

ALSO, a message from Jane M.:

B-E-A-D-S!!!!!!!!!

Our ANG chapter will be participating in the Rocky Mountain Bead Society’s Bead Bazaar on April 29-30, 2016. Our members have had a great time at events such as this in the past, and I’m really looking forward to our involvement this year. Save the date on your calendars and look for a sign-up email from me in the next couple of weeks.

For more details, see the RMBS website here.

See you there! — Jane M.

 

Colorado Columbine Chapter, American Needlepoint Guild

WE ARE MEETING IN FELLOWSHIP HALL FOR THE MARCH 21 MEETING!!

Meets Third Monday of each month except Aug & Dec., at 6:30 p.m.
Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E. Hampden Avenue
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Email us at columbineang@gmail.com for more information.

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Denver needlepoint stitchers help a friend celebrate her milestone birthday and view her spectacular needlework

February 21, 2016  |  Announcements, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Denver needlepoint stitchers help a friend celebrate her milestone birthday and view her spectacular needlework
Gloria and Marcia G.

Gloria and Marcia G.

A long-time member of the American Needlepoint Guild, Marcia G., at right in above photo with our president, Gloria M., just celebrated a big birthday and we were all invited.  The Colorado Columbine Chapter threw a bash to remember and included all of Marcia’s family and friends to join us in celebrating her milestone.

A gallery of her finished needlepoint was on display, to the delight of all. The array represented only a portion of the needlework that Marcia has produced since about 1976 when she first joined ANG.

Stunning stitchwork on display.

Stunning stitchwork on display.

 

This southwest design, stitched in 1984, from the Scottsdale ANG annual seminar, shows a variety of stitches in wool and seems advanced for its era, when most needlepointers used straight tent stitches to carefully cover all canvas intersections.

The desert scene has trapunto, couching, angled stitches, basketweave, beading and more.

Notice the stones near the beaded baskets. The cactus itself is remarkable in its execution.  A true work of art by Marcia.

And this canvas was not alone. Members could browse among a couple dozen projects of all shapes, sizes and colors on the display table.

Shown on the display table is Marcia’s very first piece, a little eyeglasses case, colorful and laden with all kinds of patterns and stitches.  She designed it herself.  It is edged in blue as you can see above. The piece just above it and at left is a bicycle seat!  Once, she says she tossed into the wash and it came out beautifully! Marcia’s delight in lighthouses was also present.  They are a particular interest of hers.

Marcia has enjoyed many athletic activities such as hiking, bicycling, skiing and traveling all over the world.  In fact, she has been to all seven continents on earth.  She was secretary of the national American Needlepoint Guild in 1989-1991. She attended her first national convention in Santa Fe in 1978.

Marcia and Caela catch up.

Marcia and Caela catch up.

Marcia’s friends enjoyed her ‘tour around the table’ as she briefly described each needlepoint piece, its designer and year stitched.  Much enjoyment was had by all, who came to celebrate a great stitcher and great friend. Caela T., Toni G. and Karen R. brought a spectacular cake from specialty bakery, Gateaux, which capped off the evening. Of course, Marcia got a rousing rendition of ‘Happy Birthday!’

 

A spectacular layered cake arrived.

A spectacular layered cake arrived.

 

Our next meeting in March features a class on this lovely spring design:

Crazy Quilt Egg

Crazy Quilt Egg

 

Colorado Columbine Chapter, American Needlepoint Guild

Meets Third Monday of each month except Aug & Dec., at 6:30 p.m.
Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E. Hampden Avenue
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Email us at columbineang@gmail.com for more information.

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