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

August 22, 2015  |  Announcements, Program Information  |  No Comments

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.

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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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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

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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:

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  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

 

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.

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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

April 25, 2015  |  Chapter Information, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on 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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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.

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Denver needlepoint group elects new officers for 2015-16

March 19, 2015  |  Announcements  |  Comments Off on Denver needlepoint group elects new officers for 2015-16

 

New president Gloria M., center, with treasurer Terri D., left, and Madonna O.

New president Gloria M., center, with treasurer Terri D., left, and Madonna O.

Denver needlepointers of the Colorado Columbine Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild welcomed their new officers at the March meeting.  Election results were announced and those taking office immediately are:

President, Gloria M.

Vice president/Membership, Karen B.

Treasurer, Terri D.

The remainder of the board, who are in place and whose positions are elected in alternate years are: Vice president/programs, Barb G.; secretary, to be appointed.  Much applause was rendered for outgoing officers Lea K., president, and Tina H., membership.

In the photo above, Gloria is holding an almost-finished canvas designed by Jennifer Riefenberg, called “Color Play,” which was a recent pilot class offered to stitchers from all over Colorado.

Join us in April 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 6:50 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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DID YOU KNOW?  It is also time to get your ballots in for the American Needlepoint Guild election. See your copy of Needlepointers magazine for ballot and directions. Follow the directions carefully to be sure your votes is counted!

 

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.

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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.