Archive for October, 2014

Columbine needlepoint chapter news update


Shirley's cute Petei Santas! Shirley’s cute Petei Santas!

The Colorado Columbine Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild continues its role as a meeting place for enthusiasts of needlepoint stitching on canvas!

The president, Lea K., announced at the latest evening meeting that the board had decided, based on feedback from the membership, to table its discussion of a merger with another local needlepoint chapter, Mile High. The merger had been under consideration since September. The members of Columbine chapter indicated their appreciation of the idea and are grateful to the Mile High chapter for its consideration and discussion on the topic.

Columbine now moves forward with its new nominating committee in place, some new and returning members, fresh volunteers and its full dues collectable. Please pay membership chair Tina H. your $26 annual dues asap! This is what keeps  the group able to plan its year of stitching (and more) activities!

Jennifer R. taught a brief program on how to adapt stitches — to resize and rework known stitches or those found in a favorite stitch reference book. She also discussed how to put some new spark in compound stitches! Jennifer used examples of Alicia’s lace pattern put over a laid filling and showed how changing the value of the thread used could make a stitch appear completely different from the same stitch done before.

Goria's Melchior Santa, finished! Gloria’s Melchior, finished!


Julie's girly girl-on-the-go bag! Julie’s girly girl-on-the-go bag!

On the Show & Tell table at October’s meeting were Petei Santas stitched by Shirley M. (top photo) which were taught in an advanced class at Diversions; a sassy stitched girl-with-pearls inserted on a bag by Julie S., (above); a Melchior nutcracker ornament designed by Damarj (stitch guide by Amy Bunger) made by Gloria M. (middle photo); a large standup Santa loaded with goodies by Barb C. and a folk-art raven by designer Maggie, stitched by Vickie (See these next month!)

More news! Our Facebook page (see link at upper right) now has more than 100 LIKES!  Woo-hoo — check out our new friends!

Don’t forget the two wonderful Consortium pilot classes being taught at the Inn at Palmer Divide in March, 2015! The registration opens up to other groups on Nov. 1, so get your stitching selves signed up soonest! Scroll down to previous post for details.

November’s meeting is our holiday dinner, so put on a party frock and plan to party like a stitcher! Or just bring a dish to share, come dressed comfortably and have a great time with friends!

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 for more information.

Needlepoint pilot classes offered in March, 2015

"Color Play" by Jennifer Riefenberg “Color Play” by Jennifer Riefenberg

Alert! Denver Metro Needlework Consortium members!

Two fabulous local needlepoint teachers, Toni Gerdes and Jennifer Riefenberg, will be teaching tandem pilot classes  “Autumn Three Ways” and ” Color Play”  on March 13-14, 2015 at the Inn at Palmer Divide. Be sure to register for one of the two!  Don’t we all wish we could be in two classes at the same time? Mais oui! you can also obtain the kit alone for the other class if you wish. No need to miss this opportunity for affordable instruction from great national instructors.

All CCC-ANG members have already received this information via email. If you need it, the information and registration form can be found right here on the Colorado Chapter EGA website  .


"Autumn Leaves 3 Ways" by Toni Gerdes “Autumn Three Ways” by Toni Gerdes
Aaand, you can beat the rush! In early November, these classes will be made available to both the EGA and ANG chapters in Colorado Springs. It is anticipated that the classes will be filled by these remaining groups.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE GROUP RATE FOR ROOM RESERVATIONS PERTAINS ONLY TO ROOMS RESERVED BY PHONE. GROUP RATES ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO RESERVATIONS MADE ONLINE. So CALL the Inn to reserve your accomodations.  This is a beautiful venue with a gorgeous restaurant and wonderful food. – 443 S. Highway 105, Palmer Lake, Colorado, 80133 ~ Phone: 719-481-1800

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