Stitching a needlepoint Santa design in July? Why not?

July 25, 2015  |  Announcements, Membership Information, Show N Tell  |  Comments Off on Stitching a needlepoint Santa design in July? Why not?

The Colorado Columbine Chapter met in July just before summer break from formal meetings. Needlepoint in progress and in finished form was on the agenda, as always!  There were many new faces in the crowd and several new members were acquired that night.  The chapter continues to grow at a rapid rate.

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Class focus was on Libby Sturdy’s Mile High Santa, which some members had started last month and nearly completed. Caela T. shared a new technique of her own devising: How to make a round, pom-pom-shape mound using turkey work! We learned how to use turkey work, stitched in a circular rotation, to make a domed bobble for Santa’s ski cap.  Karen R. brought materials to use for practice and supervised the group. Gloria M. shared Libby Sturdy’s charted design for the windy skies seen in the model at right, below.

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For Show and Tell, a beautiful array of spectacular finished items was shown to the membership.

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Cynthia’s glorious ‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’ is just breathtaking!  What a fabulous stitched piece and finishing!

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Here, our Marcia G. shows a gorgeous framed needlepoint project which will go on her ‘gallery’ walls at home. Below, she shows a finished Jennifer Riefenberg design called Color Play that was offered as a pilot class in the spring.  A ‘pilot’ class allows students to take a designer’s class and offer feedback on difficulties or thread usage. The class, vetted, then goes on to be offered nationally at other venues.

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Marsha R. had a finished piece with lovely lavender colors in play.


The next meeting is September 21! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. We will be stitching the elegant Snow Crystal winter tree, a delightful design, all sparkly and wintery, by Nancy’s Needle, which will be taught by Barb G.  Design size is 8.3″ x 8.3″ on a 14″x14″ canvas.

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 Anniversary to Colorado Columbine Chapter – needlepointing for 40 years!

March 29, 2015  |  Announcements, Membership Information, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Happy Anniversary to Colorado Columbine Chapter – needlepointing for 40 years!

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It’s our RUBY anniversary, can you believe it?  Forty years of needlepoint stitching as a group in Denver, Colorado. Now that’s something to celebrate!  So, by golly, we are!

On April 20, 2015, CCC-ANG hosts its annual dinner, and this year, with some delightful surprises. So, members past and present, please let us know via our Facebook page  or e-mail us at columbineang@gmail.com if you are interested in connecting with needlepointers of today. This will be a great chance to catch up and view our beautiful scrapbook of events since 1975.

After joining our national group, the American Needlepoint Guild, it’s an easy step to joining the Colorado Columbine Chapter of ANG. Dues are just $26 per year and cover free classes, stitch projects, pointers on any level of stitching, access to insider information about new threads, holiday parties, field trips and off-site retreats that are just plain fun!

Gloria with lovely Southwest-themed ornaments she's stitched.

Gloria with lovely Southwest-themed ornaments she’s stitched.

 

Our new president, Gloria M., at left, will be teaching an upcoming class in June/July, a design by Libby Sturdy called ‘Mile High Santa!’  April is the final chance to sign up for this, at just $50 for canvas, stitch guide and class instruction. So join us in April to get onboard this opportunity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The stitching on Mile High Santa is too fun. Here is a finished example of suggested colors and stitches, but anything goes! Use a stash of threads you already own if that’s your preference:

Mile High Santa by Libby Sturdy

Mile High Santa by Libby Sturdy

Join us April 20 for the kickoff of our 40th ANNIVERSARY year, installation of the new officers and annual dinner!

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.

Follow us and see our finished needlepoint on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/ColoradoColumbineAng

 

Needlepoint update for Colorado Columbine Chapter, American Needlepoint Guild

February 18, 2015  |  Membership Information  |  Comments Off on Needlepoint update for Colorado Columbine Chapter, American Needlepoint Guild

Needlepoint lovers who live in the Denver metro area will want to know all about the Colorado Columbine Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild. Members meet monthly for a social evening of stitching, laughing, planning and enjoying the fabulous displays of finished needlework brought to each meeting.

Feel free to join the Colorado Columbine Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild! Scroll down to see the upcoming projects we are hosting.

Colorado Columbine Chapter, American Needlepoint Guild
Meets Third Monday of each month except Aug & Dec., at 6:50 p.m.
Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E. Hampden Avenue
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Email us at columbineang@gmail.com for more information.

Follow us and see our finished needlepoint on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/ColoradoColumbineAng

 

 

Columbine needlepoint chapter news update

October 26, 2014  |  Announcements, Membership Information, Show N Tell  |  Comments Off on Columbine needlepoint chapter news update

 

Shirley's cute Petei Santas!

Shirley’s cute Petei Santas!

The Colorado Columbine Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild continues its role as a meeting place for enthusiasts of needlepoint stitching on canvas!

The president, Lea K., announced at the latest evening meeting that the board had decided, based on feedback from the membership, to table its discussion of a merger with another local needlepoint chapter, Mile High. The merger had been under consideration since September. The members of Columbine chapter indicated their appreciation of the idea and are grateful to the Mile High chapter for its consideration and discussion on the topic.

Columbine now moves forward with its new nominating committee in place, some new and returning members, fresh volunteers and its full dues collectable. Please pay membership chair Tina H. your $26 annual dues asap! This is what keeps  the group able to plan its year of stitching (and more) activities!

Jennifer R. taught a brief program on how to adapt stitches — to resize and rework known stitches or those found in a favorite stitch reference book. She also discussed how to put some new spark in compound stitches! Jennifer used examples of Alicia’s lace pattern put over a laid filling and showed how changing the value of the thread used could make a stitch appear completely different from the same stitch done before.

Goria's Melchior Santa, finished!

Gloria’s Melchior, finished!

 

Julie's girly girl-on-the-go bag!

Julie’s girly girl-on-the-go bag!

On the Show & Tell table at October’s meeting were Petei Santas stitched by Shirley M. (top photo) which were taught in an advanced class at Diversions; a sassy stitched girl-with-pearls inserted on a bag by Julie S., (above); a Melchior nutcracker ornament designed by Damarj (stitch guide by Amy Bunger) made by Gloria M. (middle photo); a large standup Santa loaded with goodies by Barb C. and a folk-art raven by designer Maggie, stitched by Vickie (See these next month!)

More news! Our Facebook page (see link at upper right) now has more than 100 LIKES!  Woo-hoo — check out our new friends!

Don’t forget the two wonderful Consortium pilot classes being taught at the Inn at Palmer Divide in March, 2015! The registration opens up to other groups on Nov. 1, so get your stitching selves signed up soonest! Scroll down to previous post for details.

November’s meeting is our holiday dinner, so put on a party frock and plan to party like a stitcher! Or just bring a dish to share, come dressed comfortably and have a great time with friends!

Colorado Columbine Chapter, American Needlepoint Guild
Third Monday of each month except Aug & Dec., at 6:50 p.m.
Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E. Hampden Avenue
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Email us at columbineang@gmail.com for more information.

Needlepoint in September with a renewal of membership!

September 2, 2013  |  Announcements, Chapter Information, Membership Information, Program Information, Projects  |  Comments Off on Needlepoint in September with a renewal of membership!
President Lea

President Lea

Our group, the Colorado Columbine Chapter of American Needlepoint Guild is meeting on Monday, September 16, at 6:50 pm at Bethany Lutheran Church in Denver.

Our president, Lea K., leads us each month as we discover new needlepoint techniques, stitches and friends. On the 16th, our program chair, Barb G., will introduce a new project: Cookie-Cutter Contest. Canvas in 14-gauge will be available free, and some 18-count canvas will be available for a small fee. Bring a favorite cookie cutter to trace and finish your entirely personal design by November’s meeting to enter the judging! Get creative and crazy with your own design and threads! Sky’s the limit here!

Also, it is time to renew our annual memberships! Keep needlepoint alive and kicking with a low-cost membership in CCC-ANG ($26). Membership chair Tina H. will be encouraging each of us to pay now and glide into holiday stitching carefree. Let’s make her job easier and pay on time. See Tina on the 16th and renew your annual membership. Or, find her mailing address in the roster and get your $26 check in to her asap! You will NOT want to miss a moment of needlepoint enjoyment.

Membership's Tina H.

Membership’s Tina H.

Also happ’nin September 12-15 is another bead show at the old Denver Merchandise Mart Annex, 451 E. 58th Ave. Admission is free to check out the bead artists, merchants, buttons, jewelry, antiques, books, tools and supplies. For more info, see The Renaissance Bead Show at www.beadshow.com .

And the Colorado Needlepoint Roadshow was a sure hit with members!

Now, THIS is the kind of fun needlepointers can expect when they get together with other stitchers! Colorado Columbine members showed up in good numbers to enjoy the recent Colorado Needlepoint Roadshow in Castle Pines:

Columbine members enjoyed the Needlepoint Roadshow.

Columbine members enjoyed the Needlepoint Roadshow.

June needlepoint meeting – Monday, June 17 at 6:50pm

June 16, 2013  |  Announcements, Chapter Information, Membership Information, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on June needlepoint meeting – Monday, June 17 at 6:50pm

Join us and bring a guest to the JUNE needlepoint meeting of Colorado Columbine ANG.

The gathering starts at 6:50 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church (Our regular meeting day is the third Monday of each month until we take a break in August, then we’ll meet up again in September!).

Last month, we enjoyed a guest speaker who knows the intricate concerns we have about finishing and framing needlepoint.

Don’t forget to bring your Show & Tell items to get the ooo’s and aahh’s going over your beautiful finished needlepoint! It’s a highlight of many of our gatherings and an inspiration every time.

See you Monday!

March Meeting – Monday, March 18th at 7pm

March 13, 2013  |  Chapter Information, Membership Information, Program Information  |  Comments Off on March Meeting – Monday, March 18th at 7pm

We will be having our monthly meeting on Monday, March 18th at 7pm.  Please come join us for a great meeting!

As you know, we will be holding our election of new Officers at our meeting on Monday night.  Paper Ballots for our election will be available before the March 18th meeting for last-minute voting. You should have also received an email with an electronic copy of your ballot. When filling out your ballot, please indicate your choice by marking the box next to the candidate’s name or by writing in a candidate’s name (this can ONLY be done if the candidate has agreed to accept the office). Please sign (all ballots are kept confidential) and date your ballot. You may submit your ballot in any of the following ways:

  • Hand your ballot to Vickie M. or Sandy F. at the March meeting.
  • Send your ballot via email to Sandy F. (email was provided in the email sent out on March 6th to all members)
  • Mail your ballot to: Sandy F. (mailing address was provided in the email sent out on March 6th to all members)

Note that ballots will not be accepted after 7:00 p.m. and will be counted at that time.The new officers will be announced at the conclusion of the business meeting.

Good luck to all of our candidates!

We will also be working on the Galaxy Needlepoint project by Needle Delights Originals! This year long project was started in January and we will be continuing it at our meeting on Monday.

January Meeting – Monday, January 21st at 6:30 pm

January 15, 2013  |  Chapter Information, Membership Information, Program Information  |  Comments Off on January Meeting – Monday, January 21st at 6:30 pm

We will be having our monthly meeting on Monday, January 21st at 6:30 pm.  Please brave the cold and come join us for a great meeting! 

Barb has organized a wonderful program this month – the Galaxy Needlepoint project by Needle Delights Originals!  We will be starting this year long project on Monday night.  Each month, we will work on a specific section of the project together until we finish the entire project.  I can’t wait to see all of the different color ways that people choose!

November Meeting and Annual Potluck – Monday, November 19 at 6:30pm

November 13, 2012  |  Announcements, Chapter Information, Membership Information, Program Information  |  Comments Off on November Meeting and Annual Potluck – Monday, November 19 at 6:30pm

Just a reminder that we are meeting on Monday, November 19th, 2012 at 6:30PM.  We will be celebrating the start of the holiday season with our annual potluck dinner!  Please remember to bring a dish to share with your fellow members.

The Board has a special holiday gift for each of our members who signed up to receive it at our meeting in September or October!  This special gift is a little holiday pen project from Kreinik and can be completed in our meeting – and is complements of our CCC ANG Board to our members who signed up to receive it.

 

Also as part of our holiday celebration, we will be collecting canned and non-perishable food items for donation to a local food bank.  Please bring a few items to donate to our neighbors who are less fortunate!

Finally, please remember that our chapter dues are paid in October.  If you have not paid your annual dues of $26 to Ms. Tina Hubis yet, please get in touch with her or any other board member as soon as possible!  Please consult your member handbook for Tina’s address.  All checks can be made payable to “CCC ANG.”

We look forward to seeing you on Monday, November 19th in the Great Hall at Bethany Lutheran Church!

 

Let’s Help those who are Less Fortunate this Holiday Season – Canned Food Drive

November 8, 2012  |  Announcements, Chapter Information, Membership Information, Program Information, Projects  |  Comments Off on Let’s Help those who are Less Fortunate this Holiday Season – Canned Food Drive

Every November, we celebrate the start of the holiday season with our annual potluck.  Our potluck will be on Monday, November 19th, and you can be sure that we will have lots of goodies for our members!In addition to the normal festivities that go along with our annual potluck, this year we will be collecting canned food to bring to a local food bank.

Please help us help our neighbors who are less fortunate this holiday season – bring something to donate to our next meeting on Monday, November 19th.