Beautiful stitch projects on tap for Denver needlepointers

The Colorado Columbine Chapter of American Needlepoint Guild has a full calendar of spring needlepoint projects from which to choose. Choose one or choose all!  There are chapter projects and pilot classes (where teachers try out new designs on volunteer stitchers) and even a party on tap!

Marcia G. with a Terry Dryden piece.

Marcia G. with a Terry Dryden piece.

Our very special member of long standing, Marcia G., has a birthday coming up and we would like to celebrate it with her.  Our February meeting, on TUESDAY, the 16th (a change from our usual day of the week) will be a party in her honor. Marcia is an extraordinary stitcher, prolific, schooled and talented and we are going to be treated to an exhibit of her most fun projects.  What an honor to have such a busy stitcher with us!

Here, she shows a finished Terry Dryden piece, ‘Mediterranean Squares,’ at the last meeting, which Marcia  says she enjoyed stitching.

Also coming up in February, the nominating committee will present a slate of potential officers and take further nominations from the floor to fill jobs coming open in the spring: President, 1st Vice President (Programs) and Secretary.  Volunteers are always welcome and indeed, absolutely necessary to the functioning of the chapter, so hands up if you can assist!

Sign ups began in January for the Crazy Quilt Egg design by Rainbow Gallery.  The last chance to get in on this is the February 16 meeting, so sign up by then for this class project which will be taught in Fellowship Hall at Bethany Lutheran on March 21.

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.

In February, we meet on TUESDAY, the 16th!!!!!!!!!!!
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

 

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.

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

 

 

 

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.

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

 

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

GloriaMeeting

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?

IMG_0578

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.

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

 

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.

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

 

 

A wintry needlepoint ‘Snow Crystal Tree’ sparkles in September’s Colorado Columbine ANG class

August 22, 2015  |  Announcements, Program Information  |  Comments Off on A wintry needlepoint ‘Snow Crystal Tree’ sparkles in September’s Colorado Columbine ANG class

Snow Crystal Tree

Denver’s fastest growing chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild swings back into action after a sweet summer of stitching at home. The Colorado Columbine Chapter, based in Denver, has a whole new slate of programs getting underway.

SEPTEMBER 21: A delightful design, all sparkly and wintery, is planned for CCC-ANG. See the piece, above, called ‘Snow Crystal Tree’ by Nancy’s Needle, which will be taught by Barb G.  

Cost is only $15 for directions and beads (!) and signups are closed, so the early birds are the lucky ones this time.

Design size is 8.3″ x 8.3″ on a 14″x14″ canvas. It will be a fast stitch. The design shines as a winter piece, not necessarily holiday themed.

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.

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

 

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.

IMG_1849-2

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.

IMG_1854-2

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

IMG_1852-2

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

IMG_1851-2
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.

IMG_1850-2

 IMG_1853-1

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.

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

 

Needlepoint stitching continues on Mile-High Santa in July

June 29, 2015  |  Announcements  |  Comments Off on Needlepoint stitching continues on Mile-High Santa in July

VQNC1y2bcmbYZi-fW7GAFf_HeH3z9pWrIVjB59Ovj8Q

The Colorado Columbine Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild continues its class on stitching Libby Sturdy’s Mile High Santa. We received line-drawn canvases in June, started Santa’s face and are figuring out how to make the design individual. See another Libby Sturdy Santa (above) with a wonderful background depicting windy skies! Karen R. shows her finished ‘Wyoming Santa’ by Libby. Just another idea for some fun stitching on Santa. Here’s a closeup:

IMG_0501

  • Between our June meeting and July meeting you can get the rest of your threads.
  • Also, we will go thru the list of threads, and I will tell you “you need a yard of this for that area”.  We will also talk about thread options for various areas, depending on what you like to stitch with, or what you may have in your stash.
Mile High Santa by Libby Sturdy

Mile High Santa by Libby Sturdy

Ready? Doors open at 6:30 and the class is full, so come on time to get a good seat.

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

 

June needlepoint stitching project is a Mile High favorite

June 7, 2015  |  Announcements, Program Information  |  Comments Off on June needlepoint stitching project is a Mile High favorite
Mile High Santa by Libby Sturdy

Mile High Santa by Libby Sturdy

Our June project for Denver needlepoint stitchers is the Mile High Santa designed by Libby Sturdy! He is ready for individual interpretation, as the stitch guide provided can be tweaked by changing out threads or making Santa into a Colorado hiker or skier.

Our own Gloria M. is at the head of the classroom this month offering some fresh ideas to make this class a hit with students.

All students have received a line drawing of the Santa. Here are some instructions from teacher Gloria:

  • Your class assignment is to print off the line drawing, and color him in.  Live it up, do several, making changes as you like.  This will give you a great deal of familiarity with the piece before we start stitching. 
  • Also note, the little Christmas tree on the left side is not on the line drawing.  It is  stitched in on top of the background, slightly behind Santa.  I added some beads to my tree, if I were doing this today, I would add a lot more glitz, and jazz it up more.
  • Canvas is 10″x14″, so bring same size stretcher bars (preassembled please), and your tacks to class.
  • You need your other stitching tools for our June meeting.
  • You don’t need to go shopping for threads for the 1st night.
  • I will furnish threads for the 1st night-
  • Between our June meeting and July meeting,  after you have your canvas, you can get the rest of your threads. 
  • Also, we will go thru the list of threads, and I will tell you “you need a yard of this for that area”.  We will also talk about thread options for various areas, depending on what you like to stitch with, or what you may have in your stash.

Ready? Doors open at 6:30 and the class is full, so come on time to get a good seat.

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 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.

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

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!