Seminar Events and Venues Open to the Public
Although you must be registered for Seminar to attend the many classes that are offered, there are many events and venues that are opened to all ANG members and the general public.
The Seminar Exhibit is a collection of some of ANG’s most amazing stitched pieces. ANG Certified Judges will award the many “place” ribbons and the coveted Special Ribbons to the “best of the best”. You will also see on display the 2013 Seminar class pieces and the various classes offered through the Distance Learning Programs. Since ANG is celebrating its 40th Anniversary, you will see some of ANG’s history as told through past Seminar logos and other memorabilia.
The ANG Bookstore once again has Ruth Kern Books as the vendor. Find some of the most popular stitch books by some of the best teachers in the needlework industry. Shop for some of the “old” books no longer available or some of the newest stitch-related novels!
The ANG Shop welcomes Rittenhouse Needlepoint, of Philadelphia, as our 2012 shop vendor. Russell Palmer, Rittenhouse co-owner, promises to have a large variety of threads, canvases, and charted needlework on hand, including 5 trunk shows. You will also get to meet their in-house painter, finisher, and framer. Russell promises to make this a huge celebration in honor of ANG’s anniversary!
The Opportunity Baskets will have a large number of baskets filled with wonderful stitching merchandise donated by generous vendors and ANG members and chapters. You can purchase raffle tickets for $1 each and place the ticket in your favorite “wish I had that” basket. The winning tickets will be pulled at the Closing Banquet, but you do not have to be present to win! The tickets will be available for purchase throughout Seminar week.
If you are a chapter officer or member, you may want to attend the Chapter Presidents’ & Officers’ Meeting on Monday, August 27th at 4:45pm, or the Membership Forum on Tuesday, August 28th at 11:45. These meetings will offer insight into chapter concerns and ANG concerns. You will get to ask questions and offer ideas. You can find more information in the brochure under Special Events or on the website.
Do you belong to CyberPointers or would you like to find out more?If so, you will want to attend the CyberPointers Connection on Monday, August 27th at 7:00pm, where you can meet fellow chapter members and connect faces to names. If you would like to attend, please contact CyberPointers to let them know.
Tuesday, Auction 28th, is Auction Day. The Silent Auction is open for viewing and bidding from 7:30am - 5:30pm. At the close of the Silent Auction, you can begin viewing the Live Auction items. The Live Auction begins at 7:00pm, with ANG’s favorite auctioneer, Randy Holford. This is always an exciting evening of bidding! Please remember you can only bid if you have a bidder number. Those will be available Monday evening, August 27 from 6:00-8:00pm and all day on Tuesday.
Teachers’ Showcase is Wednesday, August 29, from 7:00-8:00pm. Visit with many of ANG’s best teachers and get information about their teaching schedules and the many classes they have to offer to your chapters.
A needleworkers’ dreams comes true on Thursday, August 30th, from 7:00-9:00pm, at the Expo! Needlework vendors, teachers, and designers will be here to entice you with their many wonderful wares. You will also be able to find the most coveted Seminar frameweights and other Seminar merchandise. This is a must see and participate event where you can indeed “shop till you drop”!
Hospitality Desk, Opportunity Baskets, Bookstore and ANG Shop:
Friday, August 24 12:00noon - 6:00 PM
Saturday, August 25 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Sunday, August 26 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Monday, August 27 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday, August 28 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday, August 29 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday, August 30 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday, August 31 8:00AM - 1:00PM
Friday, August 24 Closed for Judging
Saturday, August 25 Closed for Judging
Sunday, August 26 12:00noon - 5:00PM
Monday, August 27 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday, August28 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday, August 29 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday, August 30 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday, August 31 9:00AM - 12:00noon
I hope you find an event or two that you would like to attend! If you have any questions about the events or venues mentioned, please contact Karen Barras, Seminar Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org . I look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia as we celebrate ANG’s 40th Anniversary!