Vintage needlepoint, vintage prices in Denver on September 16…

OOOOhh, la-la! A large estate sale of needlepoint goodies is heading to Colorado Columbine’s fall kickoff meeting on September 16, 2019!

All stitchers of needlepoint or embroidery in the metro area are invited to spend the evening shopping.  Canvases are untouched or are UFOs, some kitted with all threads.  Best of all are the B-A-R-G-A-I-N  P-R-I-C-E-S!!!!!!!!!  Canvases start at $3 and rarely exceed $10!!!!!!!!

These are twin estate sales from avid needlepointers. Beautiful vintage and modern pieces available.  Threads and trims galore. Free tools, stitch guides and patterns.

Did we mention B-A-R-G-A-I-N  P-R-I-C-E-S????? 

Stay tuned to this space, where more tempting designs will appear.  Drop in on Monday, September 16!

 

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 catch up in JULY

Summer stitching isn’t always about flags, although they are great fun.  Colorado Columbine Chapter needlepoint stitchers like to catch up at the regular July meeting (JULY 15, 2019) and work on the projects from the past year.  The instructors are on hand to answer questions and kick away the roadblocks to finishing.  Take advantage of this wonderful evening of casual fun and stitch time!

THEN!!!!!!!!!!!

Put this date on your calendars, stitchers:  E-N-O-R-M-O-U-S  S-A-L-E  on September 16, 2019

Hundreds of stash items, canvases, threads, kits, designer guides & accessories will be on sale at our fall meeting on Monday, Sept. 16.  Stay tuned to this space and be alert to emails from our president.  We want all members to attend and support the dispersal of beautiful items to good homes.  Think of it as needlepoint rescue!  Who doesn’t love a good needlepoint project???

Join us!

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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Honey, it’s time for spring needlepoint!

 

Members of Colorado Columbine Chapter, ANG, will meet in March, 2019, to begin a class based on a popular ANG stitch guide called, ‘Honey I Shrunk the Heart!’   Sue E. has adapted the heart to a strawberry shape, and loaded the beautiful design yummy colors and beads.  It is one of the classes offered by the group that encourages use of threads already owned, and patterns offered by the American Needlepoint Guild.

Upcoming months will have an annual dinner and installation of new officers; a very popular class on How to Tackle a Painted Canvas; and a back-by-popular demand session on how to use ribbons on needlepoint canvas!

Join us!

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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Annual dues could be free for Colorado Columbine Chapter needlepoint guild members!


Hello members of the Colorado Columbine Chapter!

October is our membership renewal month.. and we have exciting news!

Need a reason to join?

* Our chapter offers a wonderful selection of various programs each month.

* We belong to the Colorado Consortium and have the opportunity to take classes taught by national instructors in a small classroom environment.

* We also offer members the chance to participate in the Cheyenne Mountain Stitch Retreat, with classes taught by national instructors.

* Because we are lucky enough to live in a state where several national instructors live, we encourage members to take ‘pilot’ classes when they are offered by instructors looking for feedback on a piece before teaching it at seminar.  It is a great way to take a class for a reduced price before its taught nationally!

Now for the exciting news…

You have a chance to receive a year’s membership dues for FREE if you bring a new member who signs up and pays their dues.

Please make check payable to “CCC ANG” — $26 due in October.

Mail to:  Susan Yablans, Membership Chair, Colorado Columbine Chapter

(See your chapter handbook for address or email:  suyatraveler@yahoo.com

Planet Earth threads Planet Earth threads!

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 stitchers are off to ‘visit’ Vietnam in October!

Members of Colorado Columbine Chapter are in for a treat —  two world travelers will share delightful stories and photos of their time in Vietnam!  At our October 15 meeting, Cynthia L. and Pat D. will bring artifacts, stitched examples of local handiwork and a slide show of this rich culture.  The presentation will start promptly after the brief business meeting, so please be on time!  Doors open at 6:30 and meeting is at 7 p.m.  Don’t miss this dynamic duo!

We are all about stitching and needlepoint and know these are treasured activities around the world.  Be sure to join us for this special evening!

Cynthia takes a daring pose on a local while touring Vietnam.

 

These ladies are well-traveled and well-spoken, with many fun anecdotes and experiences to share, as you can see.

A visit to Vietnam!!

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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September special — show your favorite needlepoint!

Spectacular detail on this spooktacular needlepoint firescreen.

The Colorado Columbine Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild will next meet on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church.  After a lovely summer break, members will reconvene to see a preview of the 2018-2019  classes & projects.

A special Show & Tell:  Bring a very favorite piece of needlepoint to show and share!  We want to hear why it speaks to the heart, no matter whether you stitched it or grandma did.  We all love, love, love needlepoint, so there will never be a more appreciative audience for your efforts!  The spectacular Halloween fire screen above, stitched by a member, was a showstopper!  Will it make the cut as the stitcher’s favorite?  Can’t wait to see!

 

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-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. 
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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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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

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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