Happy July needlepointing planned for Denver chapter

July 1, 2017  |  Program Information, Projects  |  Comments Off on Happy July needlepointing planned for Denver chapter

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July brings our celebrated holiday of freedom and independence!  Happy Fourth of July to Denver’s stitchers of needlepoint from the Colorado Columbine Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild.

This month, with our Kirk & Bradley Floral Heart Flags underway, we will convene on July 17 (downstairs this time) to meet with the year’s instructors of each needlepoint class.  Any questions, problem stitching areas, finer points needing to be discussed will have expert attention all evening.  Let’s get those projects off to the finishers!

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. 
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January brings new needlepoint projects for Denver stitchers

January 11, 2016  |  Announcements, Projects  |  Comments Off on January brings new needlepoint projects for Denver stitchers

Denver stitchers welcome the new year with finished projects to show and anticipation of new needlepoint projects to begin!  There is a Denver Needlework Consortium workshop on tap that everyone is talking about.  It is Diane Hermann’s seaside spectacular, ‘Walking the Water’s Edge,’ all foaming seas and sand.  Oh, and a glorious touch to surprise and grab the eye:

Diane Herrmann's Walking the Water's Edge design.

Diane Herrmann’s Walking the Water’s Edge design.

Registration begins January 19 for Colorado Columbine Chapter members, who are the sponsors, and the other groups have a chance to confirm their class space starting February 17.  Registration closes on March 21.

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 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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March needlepoint action at Colorado Columbine ANG in Denver

March 4, 2015  |  Program Information, Projects  |  Comments Off on March needlepoint action at Colorado Columbine ANG in Denver
Variations Sampler!

Variations Sampler!

In addition to resuming work on the beautiful Variations Sampler above, our needlepoint project for March is a cuff bracelet designed by Orna Willis, called ‘Carolina’.  We all know what that means: color, color, COLOR! And beads, beads, beads!

Here are the specs:

The deadline for members to sign-up is past, but if you are still interested, call or e-mail Barb G. by Monday, March 9 to be added to the list.

Cost is $15.00 for the stitch guide. The list of materials needed was given at the February meeting. Cost of materials varies as stash threads are certainly usable!

The size of the cuff is approximately 3 1/2″ by 6 1/2″ finished on 18 count canvas.  You will need a piece of canvas  10″x8″.  If your wrist measurement is more than 6 1/2″ allow for another inch or two of  canvas.

The sewn beaded embellishments that are added after the stitching is complete. You do not have to be a beading expert to do this!

So join us on March 16! (This date has been corrected since original posting)

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

NEXT ON TAP is Libby Sturdy’s Mile High Santa, which starts in June:

Mile High Santa!

Mile High Santa!

Cost is $50 for the line-drawn canvas and stitch guide. Sign up by the April meeting to ensure a place in Gloria’s class! Use threads from your stash if you wish.

 

A sampler and a Santa are new needlepoint projects in 2015

February 3, 2015  |  Program Information, Projects  |  Comments Off on A sampler and a Santa are new needlepoint projects in 2015

 

Mile High Santa!

Mile High Santa!

Can you believe we will be offering this adorable D-E-N-V-E-R Santa Claus as a class in June?  The Mile High Santa  is designed by Libby Sturdy and comes with a stitch guide!  It’s not too late to sign up — be at the February meeting on Tuesday, the 17th to get your name on the list.  Barb will tell you how much he costs.  As always, it is possible to use threads you already own to complete this design.  Which, by the waaayyy, is waaaayyy more beautiful than any photo can show.

This month’s class is the start of the year-long project, Variations Sampler by Custom House Needle Arts.  The correct stitch books will be available at the meeting.  The Gumnut threads that are used in the original sampler are available through Christine Hause of The Stitching Shop.  You can download the picture of the sampler, thread list, schematic of the blocks HERE.  Or, just enjoy the luscious colors you can be using by viewing the sampler here:

Variations Sampler!

Variations Sampler!

REMEMBER!! We meet TUESDAY, FEB 17 because the church is closed on Monday for Presidents’ Day!!

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.

New to needlepoint? View our gallery of past stitching events

June 20, 2014  |  Chapter Information, Projects, Show N Tell  |  Comments Off on New to needlepoint? View our gallery of past stitching events

If you are new to needlepoint… not quite sure what it’s about… just view our gallery of photos to see what enjoyment the stitching of needlepoint projects can bring. The Colorado Columbine Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild holds monthly meetings in Denver that are open to all interested stitchers.

CLICK HERE TO SEE PAST COLORADO COLUMBINE ANG EVENTS!

Barb G's beautiful piece for a granddaughter.

Barb G’s beautiful piece for a granddaughter.

Join us any time to see what the fun is all about!

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

Needlepoint fireworks design tapped for summer stitching

Independence Day canvas

Needlepoint fireworks design tapped for summer stitching

June 15, 2014  |  Program Information, Projects  |  Comments Off on Needlepoint fireworks design tapped for summer stitching

Our June and July needlepoint stitching project is fireworks, of course! Barb G. is conducting a session on stitching a Laura J. Perin design on beautiful Prussian blue canvas. The sparkly threads are laid in burst patterns on top and convey a gorgeous July 4th sky. If you have signed up, you now have a thread list and instructions. Just add stretcher boards, threads, a bling-y little magnet and you’re set to sail!

So join us Monday, June 16 at 6:50 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church at Hampden & Dahlia in the Great Hall.
We always have refreshments and a terrific Show & Tell table with fab finished needlepoint projects!

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Needlepoint Garage Sale is our May attraction!

May 3, 2014  |  Announcements, Program Information, Projects  |  Comments Off on Needlepoint Garage Sale is our May attraction!

The G-A-R-A-G-E  S-A-L-E is upon us, needlepointers! Clear out the old to make way for the new!  Think about that new painted canvas you’ve spied recently and think how free you will feel to stitch it — once your stash has been cleared up a bit… Ahem!

So mark the calendar for Monday, May 19, 6:50 p.m. in the Great Hall of Bethany Lutheran Church, Hampden & Dahlia Streets. And remember, the Great Hall can sometimes be divided into three rooms, so seek us out in one of the adjacent spaces if you don’t spot the group in the first room.

Bring your sale items marked with prices if possible — $5, $10, $100 or whatever.  Just 20 percent will be cut out for the chapter, unless you generously earmark ALL PROCEEDS to CCC-ANG — a wonderful gesture for your favorite needlepoint group!

Also on tap will be Janet Gebow, teaching Part 2 of ‘Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Needlepoint, but were afraid to ask!’  In just 20 minutes, Jan will show stitchers needlepoint tricks and techniques never dreamed of… we’ve got the canvas, just bring some threads and a needle and learn new goodies for your stitching repertoire!

Independence Day canvas

Independence Day canvas

It will also be THE VERY LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP FOR ‘Independence Day,’ a beautiful firework-y design by Laura J. Perin on a gorgeous Delft-blue canvas.  Cost is only $13, so jump in while the jumpin’s good!

See you all on Monday, May 19, 2014!

And a very happy Mother’s Day to all of you who are blessed with that privilege.

 

 

Needlepoint programs schedule for Colorado Columbine Chapter, 2014-15

March 22, 2014  |  Announcements, Program Information, Projects, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Needlepoint programs schedule for Colorado Columbine Chapter, 2014-15
CCC-ANG stitchers at work.

CCC-ANG stitchers at work.

Colorado Columbine Chapter of American Needlepoint Guild presents its 2014 schedule of upcoming programs for its regular monthly meetings. Also election results for 2014-15 board positions announced below:

March –Sharon G’s Pink Hydrangeas class begins—
             Needlepoint tips about Very Basic Stitches & beginning and ending threads
              Sign-Ups begins for Independence Day ($13)– a charted design
April — Annual Dinner & Installation of Officers
            Needlepoint Tips with Janet Gebow
            Sign-ups continue for ‘Independence Day’ ($13)
May G-A-R-A-G-E   S-A-L-E!! Clear out your stash and make room for your new acquisitions! Price your items and donate just 20 percent to Colorado Columbine Chapter!
           Final chance to sign up for Laura Perin’s design, ‘Independence Day.’
            Needlepoint Tips with Janet Gebow
June — ‘Independence Day’ project starts with stitching at regular meeting
                Sign-Ups begin for ‘Tiny Friendship Gift Boxes’
July –Continue working on Independence Day
         Last chance to sign up for ‘Tiny Friendship Gift Boxes’
August –Vacation — there is no meeting this month
September –Tiny Friendship Gift Boxes project begins
                          Needlepoint Tips Resumes with Janet Gebow
October –How to put together Tiny Friendship Gift Boxes
                    Needlepoint Tips with Janet Gebow
November –Holiday Party
December –NO Meeting–Happy Holidays and Joyeux Stitching!
January, 2015 –Janet Gebow Bargello Design, especially designed for our group!
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ELECTION RESULTS for 2014-15 board positions:
President – Lea K.
1st VP, Programs – Barb G.
Secretary – Karen B.

Finishing needlepoint is the goal, and here are beautiful results our members showed in January

January 25, 2014  |  Projects, Show N Tell  |  Comments Off on Finishing needlepoint is the goal, and here are beautiful results our members showed in January
Marcia G finished 'Galaxy' long before the year was up.

Marcia G finished ‘Galaxy’ long before the year was up.

‘Galaxy’ was a year-long project with a designated area to finish each month. Some stitchers, however, are so skilled and goal-oriented they were able to cross the finish line early. Marcia G. and Barb C. were two such speedy stitchers.

Barb C. shows a finished Galaxy!

Barb C. shows a finished Galaxy!

Finishing needlepoint pieces into framed, filled, stuffed or edged accessories is always considered an accomplishment. Members much appreciate the stitching and sewing that creates an enjoyable addition to the house.

Stitchers Marcia G. and Barb C. used different thread colorways, as can be seen in these pictures. Their choices give completely differing looks to the same design. It is part of needlepoint pleasure to experiment with colors and their relationships to each other.

One secret learned by needlepointers everywhere is that there is a certain color that can bring a piece of needlepoint to life. It is called the ‘poison’ color, no matter which color it actually is, because of its surprising effect on all the other colors. It jolts and startles the eye, but, like a black lampshade in a beautifully decorated room, prevents an overall feeling of too much sweetness. So go ahead, throw an acid green onto those pinks and cranberry colors and see what happens!

Gloria showed lovely Southwest-themed ornaments she'd stitched.Gloria showed lovely Southwest-themed ornaments she'd stitched.

Gloria showed lovely Southwest-themed ornaments she’d stitched.

Members have been busy stitching and finishing, and it’s always fun to see the new results.

Here, Cynthia shows what can be done by slightly altering a design. ‘Honey I Shrunk the Heart,’ our current project, is shown here stitched not as a heart, but as a square, and finished in a frame. Cynthia chose delightful colors, and gave a tip about selecting threads for this project. Choose the variegated thread first, then add the other colors that fit or match it well. This project will continue into February (when the meeting is on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18 DUE TO THE PRESIDENTS’ DAY HOLIDAY when the church is closed that Monday).

Cynthia showed 'Honey I Shrunk the Heart' stitched as a square.

Cynthia showed ‘Honey I Shrunk the Heart’ stitched as a square.

Jennifer R. has created another beautiful original design to be presented to ANG as a class, called ‘Radishes,’ a companion to her earlier design, ‘Carrots.’

Jennifer R. shows 'Radishes.'

Jennifer R. shows ‘Radishes.’

And below, Jennifer shared her creation which is double-sided, people! She has stitched it to show either front or back. Both are beautiful! She said this is an idea she’s been wanting to experiment with for a long time.

Jennifer R. shows 'Radishes.'

Jennifer R. shows ‘Dragonfly.’

There will be more Show & Tell stars in February. Remember the change in meeting night:

TUESDAY
FEBRUARY 18, 2014
BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH
GREAT HALL AT 6:50 pm