New details on upcoming needlepoint projects in Denver!

October 8, 2016  |  Announcements, Classes, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on New details on upcoming needlepoint projects in Denver!

Signups end in November for Colorado Columbine Chapter’s February 21st class on Creating Your Own Pendant!

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Title: Create Your Own Pendant

Date: February 21, 2017

Leader: Madonna                     Materials Fee: $20                     Level: NA

Sign-ups Close: November 2016

Description: You are challenged to design your own jewelry pendant. Your threads, your design – your creation! Each silver-overlay pendant is created by hand in Mexico. Your choice of round or rectangle. Materials include pendant, cord with clasp, canvas and graph paper to chart your design. Use your own ideas or adapt an existing pattern. Examples shown are an embellished initial and an adaptation of a Native American design. Later we can display our creations and have fun choosing the group’s favorite!

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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 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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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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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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Happy needlepoint holidays to Denver-area stitchers

November 25, 2015  |  Show N Tell, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Happy needlepoint holidays to Denver-area stitchers

The Colorado Columbine Chapter of American Needlepoint Guild met in Denver recently for its annual holiday supper.  A snowy night did not keep needlepointers at home!

We had a great time and enjoyed some holiday cheer and talked about all the needlepoint projects and activities awaiting in the new year.

October’s meeting was a busy affair and offered many lovely finished items for Show & Tell:

Julie’s amazing grapes canvas was on show, featuring her expert beading and stitch choices. See if these close-ups tell the story:

Beading galore and a breathtaking finish.

 

More finished needlepoint on this page in future…

DECEMBER: No meeting, but there may be a field trip or two in the works. Watch this space!

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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Wintry ‘Snow Crystal Tree’ class continues in October for Denver’s fast-growing needlepoint group

October 18, 2015  |  Announcements, Program Information, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Wintry ‘Snow Crystal Tree’ class continues in October for Denver’s fast-growing needlepoint group

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Metro Denver’s fastest-growing needlepoint group, the Colorado Columbine Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild, meets again on October 19 to resume stitching on ‘Snow Crystal Tree,’ a beautiful wintry design from Nancy’s Needle.  In the photo above, President Gloria M. leads a brief business meeting before the start of class in September.

Stitchers, how far have you progressed on this beautiful project?

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It is a counted-thread design with several sparkly and metallic threads used.

Snow Crystal Tree

When finished, it makes a snowy winter scene which can be enjoyed all season, no matter the holiday.

Snow Crystal Tree

Here is our upcoming schedule:

OCTOBER 19: Last touches of ‘Snow Crystal Tree’ will be added — think beads and sparkles! This piece is a wonderful winter design, so it can be enjoyed all season.

NOVEMBER 16: It’s our tradition to enjoy a holiday gathering, so expect an enjoyable social event with your stitching friends, old and new!

DECEMBER: No meetings, but there may be a field trip or two in the works. Watch this space!

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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Finished needlepoint is icing on the cake for Denver’s busy ANG stitching group

September 25, 2015  |  Announcements, Show N Tell, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Finished needlepoint is icing on the cake for Denver’s busy ANG stitching group

Denver’s fastest-growing needlepoint group, the Colorado Columbine Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild, has members who stitch devotedly AND shape their projects into finished items.  Whether a finished piece is framed, puffed into a pillow or structured to stand up for display, needlepoint is meant to be seen and enjoyed.  Here are some of the goodies shown at our September meeting!

Julie's spooktacular firescreen!

Julie’s spooktacular firescreen!

Julie finished this long-term project, which her sister started, and sought a different way to finish it. She located an old firescreen for sale online and spruced up the wood. Her extraordinary Halloween needlepoint piece (beads! tricky stitches! variegated threads!) is on permanent display in it. Can we all agree it is a most effectual way to show a large work? Si! Here is a closer view, which, of course, all want want to see:

Spectacular detail on this spooktacular needlepoint firescreen.

Spectacular detail on this spooktacular needlepoint firescreen.

 

And, many in the group have been diligently working on their Libby Sturdy-designed Santas.  Well, SOME of us have finished him… and here is Mary M’s adorable guy, close up and shown proudly by his stitcher.

Mary M's Mile High Santa, finished!

Mary M’s Mile High Santa, finished!

Too wonderful, yes?

Well, we had more to ogle, when Carolyn showed off her adorable Witches’ Hats piece designed by Caela Tyler. She had great fun stitching it!

Carolyn's Halloween piece, designed by Caela Tyler.

Carolyn’s Halloween piece, designed by Caela Tyler.

 

Here is our upcoming schedule:

OCTOBER 19: Last touches of ‘Snow Crystal Tree’ will be added — think beads and sparkles! This piece is a wonderful winter design, so it can be enjoyed all season.

NOVEMBER 16: It’s our tradition to enjoy a holiday gathering, so expect an enjoyable social event with your stitching friends, old and new!

DECEMBER: No meetings, but there may be a field trip or two in the works. Watch this space!

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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New members of Denver needlepoint group offered name tags to stitch

May 24, 2015  |  Announcements, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on New members of Denver needlepoint group offered name tags to stitch

Denver’s Colorado Columbine Chapter of The American Needlepoint Guild just hosted an evening meeting with a class on stitching a name tag.  The design is available on our website, but membership chair Karen B. has name tag canvases available for new members or those who were unable to attend the meeting.

Contact Karen if you’d like a ready-to-go canvas on which to add your special touches!

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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Whassup for June 15? Why, so glad you asked! It’s a Libby Sturdy design for a Mile High Santa!

Many stitchers have signed up for this wonderful Denver-themed canvas and our own Gloria M. will be teaching and has some surprises for us.  Even if you are not taking the Santa class, come by for some free stitching and chat.

Best of all, we always have beautiful finished needlepoint on display!

 

Denver needlepoint group has projects tee’d up for 2015

May 2, 2015  |  Chapter Information, Projects, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Denver needlepoint group has projects tee’d up for 2015

The calendar of Denver’s oldest needlepoint group is filling up rapidly! Here’s what’s heading your way for the rest of 2015 from Colorado Columbine Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild:

MAY 18:  Expect some help getting your Colorado Columbine Chapter name tag finished as we tackle this easy design by one of our own designer-members, Jennifer Riefenberg. Here is the link to instructions & threads.  Our president and programs chairs, Gloria & Barb, are preparing the canvas needed to work this project.  Check the thread list, bring 8″ x 8″ bars, pull some goodies from the ol’ stash, and come with needle loaded for some fun stitching! It’s a lovely columbine design that can certainly be varied by each stitcher.

Fancy a new magnet? Get a glittery, S-T-I-T-C-H magnet from ANG. See Julie S. at the MAY meeting to put in your order. Cost is just $20, checks made out to CCC-ANG, and the chapter will pick up postage.

JUNE 15:  You’ve seen him, fallen in love with him, signed up for him and now will create him:  Libby Sturdy’s ‘Mile High Santa,’ a charming, Colorado-themed design that will be taught by our president, Gloria. Here is her finished standup, is  below. Stitchers taking the class will be provided with an 18-count canvas that has a design already drawn. Stitch guide is included. There will be some surprises offered, so sayeth the grapevine, so be on time for this anticipated class!

Mile High Santa by Libby Sturdy

Mile High Santa by Libby Sturdy

JULY 20: Put the final flourishes onto your delightful ‘Mile High Santa’ and plan his display as… what, a standup? A framed piece for the mantel? The center of a holiday pillow? The choices are many, and yours.

AUGUST: Take a break from meetings, but never from stitching, right? No formal gathering, but plenty of lazy days for tackling that stash of WIPs! Make us proud!

SEPTEMBER 21: A delightful design, all sparkly and wintery, is planned for the fall months at CCC-ANG. See the piece, below, called ‘Snow Crystal Tree’ by Nancy’s Needle, which will be taught by Barb G.  Cost is $15 for directions and beads (!) and signups will be taken at meetings May-July. Design size is 8.3″ x 8.3″ on a 12″x12″ canvas.

Snow Crystal Tree

OCTOBER 19: Last touches of ‘Snow Crystal Tree’ will be added — think beads and sparkles! This piece is a wonderful winter design, not necessarily holiday oriented, so it can be enjoyed all season.

NOVEMBER 16: It’s our tradition to enjoy a holiday gathering, so expect an enjoyable social event with your stitching friends, old and new!

DECEMBER: No meetings, but there may be a field trip or two in the works. Watch this space!

 

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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Colorado Columbine celebrates 40 years of needlepoint stitching

April 25, 2015  |  Chapter Information, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Colorado Columbine celebrates 40 years of needlepoint stitching

Six past presidents graced the annual dinner and kickoff to the 40th anniversary celebration for Colorado Columbine Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild!  Wearing ruby red, the color symbolizing a 40th anniversary, the past presidents were called to the podium one by one to accept beautiful long-stemmed red roses from the president-elect, Gloria M., at far right in the photo above. The past presidents are, from left to right, Caela T., 1981-82; Barbara C., 1990; Maxine F., 1984-86 and 2001-03; Cynthia L., 2003-04; Vicki M., 2010-12; Lea K., 2013-15.

Stitchers past and present from all over the Denver metro area attended the annual dinner and installation of new officers. It was fun to see members from past years and do a bit of catching up. A sea of red color greeted all who arrived for the celebration. New members were added and visitors were warmly welcomed.

A cake graced the banquet table arranged by Janet C. and Barb G.:

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Up next? The May meeting is the 18th, and we’ll be stitching columbine-themed nametags! Mark your calendars and we’ll see you at 6:30 p.m. CLICK HERE FOR STITCH INSTRUCTION FOR THE NAMETAG.

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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