Summer needlepointing is underway in Denver

scissorsCaseFebProgram2018Our July class is a charming scissors case stitched on paper! A very antique look for our stitching rooms.

Our June meeting offered a Fourth of July class to stitch a merry dress form in red, white and blue, of course!

We take a break in August, then resume meetings on the third Monday  in September. Join us!

 

 

New board & new needlepoint projects for Denver’s top chapter of American Needlepoint Guild

Denver stitchers will induct new Colorado Columbine Chapter board members on April 16 to kick off a new phase of needlepoint offerings! Members are always treated to a catered dinner as they welcome a new slate of officers.

The May meeting will be a Stash Sale to allow members to part with old favorites and go home with ‘new’ goodies!  Bring nearly new projects, either canvas or threads or both, to allow others to bid on and take home. Voila! Empty shelves for incoming…

In June, we put on our three-cornered hats and begin to stitch up a Painted Pony Patriotic Dress Form to jazz up our Fourth of July displays!  Each stitcher is encouraged to try new threads, stitches and beads to expand stitching horizons:

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In July, we get to jump in to this delightful scissors case, laden with beads and counted stitches!

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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 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ColoradoColumbineAng

 

Needlepoint always means a happy holiday for Denver stitchers

Happy holidays to members of Colorado Columbine Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild!

As we take a break from regular meetings in December to enjoy our families, friends and stitching time at home, we are thankful for all the year’s blessings.  Our members are especially pleased to have such an absorbing, soothing, meditative activity as needlepoint to enjoy.  Come join us in January when meetings resume, and see what we’ve got coming up in 2018:

 

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On January 19, 2018, we will be stitching a Heidi Stanley piece, a monogram which will be individualized with a special plaid chosen by each stitcher.  The class is closed, but it will be fun to see what develops!

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On February 20, a charming paper scissors case will be our focus, all beaded and stitched on perforated paper.  This will make a beautiful piece to display in our stitching rooms!

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In March, a stunning Ruth Schmuff piece called Gilded Pears will be taught by Julie, its rich colors on a dark background that is going to be fun.

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Then in June, just in time for the Fourth of July, we will be stitching a perky Painted Pony Patriotic Dress Form just for fun!  See you there.

 

As always, many thanks to our wonderful team of program directors, Madonna and Julie:

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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

Denver needlepointers get a peek of fall stitching in September

After a quick summer break, the needlepoint stitchers of Colorado Columbine Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild jump back into action with new classes for September. Here’s a peek at upcoming projects:
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Initial with Birthday Plaid Background Door Hanger or Ornament

4” round

Canvas by Heidi Stanley

Canvas & Guide only $20

Signups close in October 16th

Program is on January 19th

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An important note from our Membership Director, Susan:

Hello everyone!

We had such fun at the July meeting with Open Stitch night.  It was awesome to chat and see what everyone is working on!  Nothing short of amazing IMHO!

As we head into fall, I need to start collecting the 2018 membership dues.  I started collecting checks at the July meeting and hope to see all of you in September at the meeting.  Of course if you can’t make it you can always mail our fearless leader/president, Gloria, a check (Please refer to your Members Directory for her address).

Dues haven’t increased this year (again!) and are $26.00.  Please make your check payable to CCC-ANG.

The deadline for collecting dues is the October meeting so don’t delay in sending in your dues.. so you can get back to stitching!  Reminder, you must be up-to-date with your national dues as well.

Thanks in advance for staying on top of your dues and see you all in September!

Susan

 

If you signed up for these September classes, plan to enjoy quickly stitching these holiday beauties, a menorah ornament kit, approximately 4″x5″ and a peace dove ornament kit, which, finished, is about 5″ across:

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Again, many thanks to our wonderful team of program directors, Madonna and Julie:

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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

 

Patriotic needlepoint brings out the sparklers for Denver stitchers this summer

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It’s summer and the Fourth of July on our minds.  There is nothing more fun than stitching an American flag or any patriotic motif in needlepoint!  Denver members of the Colorado Columbine Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild will meet in June to stitch a Kirk & Bradley design, Floral Flag Heart.  It’s all sparkly threads and cute checks.

More classes for upcoming months will be rolled out by our incomparable team of Program Co-Directors, Julie & Madonna:

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Thank you, ladies!!  Our photography is by Karen B.

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

Spring-green needlepoint in Denver is underway!

He’s big, he’s green, but he’s not mean!  Denver needlepointers are about to be delighted by a special guest, Mr. Al E. Gator, who is in the wings with a wonderful guest instructor, Gretchen W.  She will guide the Colorado Columbine Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild through a class of fun stitching on May 15, 2017, to create this charming frame weight.

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All brought to you by our incomparable team of Program Co-Directors, Julie & Madonna:

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Fab photography by our own Karen B.

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 in Denver is off to a rousing New Year start!

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KIRK & BRADLEY 4TH OF JULY FLORAL HEART FLAG,  will be taught by Vickie at the June 19, 2017 meeting! This little jewel has sparkles galore, with a variety of stitches creating the stripes and flowers that practically jump off the blue field.  Cost is $79 if you use your own stash of threads; a bit more if you buy the suggested threads, so put some summer fun on your calendar!

Sign-up for this delightful design’s class is the JANUARY 16 meeting!!

 

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Above, see SPRING GARDEN FLOSS TAG, taught by our very own Madonna on March 20, 2017.  Cost is just $26, but eager stitchers must sign up no later than January’s meeting (the 16th)!

Then, while you’re at it, be sure to put your names down to meet Mr. Al E. Gator, our fabulous guest at the May 15, 2017 meeting.  Only catch is, you will be creating your own ‘Al’ with instruction from wonderful teacher, Gretchen W.  The cost is a modest $48, so take a look at this attractive gentleman and sign up for him at the March 20 meeting at the latest. He will work hard as a frame weight for all your canvas sizes!

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** 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!

All of the above brought to you by our incomparable team of Program Co-Directors, Julie & Madonna:

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All fab photography by our own Karen B.

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

Stitching goodies on tap for Denver needlepointers!

 

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Colorado Columbine needlepoint stitchers, look what’s coming up in the new year!  Sign up THIS MONTH to get in on these wonderful classes!

Above, see SPRING GARDEN FLOSS TAG, taught by our very own Madonna on March 20, 2017.  Cost is just $26, but eager stitchers must sign up no later than January’s meeting (the 16th)!

Then, while you’re at it, be sure to put your names down to meet Mr. Al E. Gator, our fabulous guest at the May 15, 2017 meeting.  Only catch is, you will be creating your own ‘Al’ with instruction from wonderful teacher, Gretchen W.  The cost is a modest $48, so take a look at this attractive gentleman and sign up for him at the March 20 meeting at the latest. He will work hard as a frame weight for all your canvas sizes!

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Aaand, the sign-up deadline for another class is the January 16 meeting, the painted-canvas design by   KIRK & BRADLEY 4TH OF JULY FLORAL HEART FLAG,  to be taught by Vickie at the June 19, 2017 meeting! This little jewel has sparkles galore, with a variety of stitches creating the stripes and flowers that practically jump off the blue field.  Cost is $79 if you use your own stash of threads; a bit more if you buy the suggested threads (list will be available at the November meeting), so put some summer fun on your calendar!

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** 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!

All of the above brought to you by our incomparable team of Program Co-Directors, Julie & Madonna:

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All fab photography by our own Karen B.

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

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

 

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!)


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