Archive for September, 2016

Coming up: A Tony Minieri needlepoint design, then we start the new year with Paris at Tiffany’s…

It’s a little jewel of a needlepoint piece, a design called ‘Excalibur,’ by renowned artist and needlepoint designer Tony Minieri, to be presented as the October class for Colorado Columbine Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild.  See it at the regular meeting on September 19.


Title:  Excalibur by Anthony Minieri Designs
Date: October 2016
Leader: Julie       Materials Fee: $10     Level:   Intermediate
Sign-ups Closed:   July 2016

Description:  We will be stitching a counted canvas piece designed in 1991
by Tony Minieri.  The class fee includes the pattern, provided by the
Edwardian Needle, and an additional custom guide with helpful hints for
stitching.    Each color way is individual, so you can design this piece to
match any décor!  Although this canvas is small, the completed piece
measures 5×5 inches, there are some complicated stitches.   If you enjoy the
challenge of counting and stitching over/under threads, this piece is for
you.  Sign-ups closed in July; however, see Julie for additional information
if you’d still like to have the pattern for this piece.


The following programs are scheduled for fall and spring:

September – Ribbon Embroidery Instructional Class. Instructor:  Madonna.  Signups:  Closed

October – Tony Minieri’s Excalibur Counted Canvas. Instructor:  Julie.   Signups:  Closed

January – Tiffany Canvas by Needlepoint For Fun. Instructor:  Julie.  Signups:  Closing In October (Going Soon!)

Title: Breakfast at Tiffany’s Needlepoint Painted Canvas

Date: January 16, 2017

Leader: Julie       Materials Fee: $35      Level: Beginner to Intermediate      Sign-ups Close:  October 2016

Description:  We will be stitching a screen printed canvas from Needlepoint for Fun.  The kit provides the canvas, most threads (threads for lettering not included) and stitch guide.   This canvas can be printed simplistically as a coaster (beginner level) or as the canvas shown in the photo (intermediate level).     The lettering was added to the screen printed canvas for added appeal, since in the words of Katherine Hepburn, “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun”!    Sign-ups are in progress and close in October 2016.

February – Custom Pendant Class. Instructor:  Madonna.

Signups:  Available Starting in September, Closing in November

March – Spring Garden Floss Tag Class. Instructor:  Madonna.

Signups:  Available Starting in September, Closing in January

May – “Al E. Gator” Frame Weight on Line-Drawn Canvas. Instructor:  Gretchen W.

Signups:  Available Starting in September , Closing in March

June – Kirk & Bradley Floral Heart Flag Painted Canvas. Instructor:  Vickie.

Signups:  Available Starting in September , Closing in January

** Note that payment in full in required upon close of registration, so that the classes supplies can be purchased and kitted in time.

We are presenting the programs well in advance for Spring 2017, to allow everyone adequate time to register.  Thank you!


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
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