ANG e-NEWSLETTER
March/April 2017

The ANG E-NEWSLETTER is a bi-monthly publication designed to help keep you informed about ANG's programs and activities.

From the President's Desk,
submitted by Lisa Crespo

WOW! WOW!! WOW!!!

WOW #1
I received my Needle Pointers package. The all-volunteer Needle Pointers Committee did a fantastic job putting the magazine and the Seminar Brochure together! Both were full of images, articles, new contributors, and information. There is still some tweaking to do. The Board and I have the utmost confidence in the committee. I am looking forward to each new issue.

If you or someone you know wants to be part of the committee or has something to contribute, please contact editor@needlepoint.org

WOW #2
Digital versions of both the magazine and the Seminar Brochure are available online. The Seminar Brochure link is available to anyone who goes to the ANG website. We hope this increases member attendance at Seminar and brings in new members who want to take part in events like this. To see the Seminar Brochure, click on the Stitchers Go West Seminar logo under Seminar 2017 on the ANG Website or go to: http://needlepoint.org/Seminar-17/index.php .

Each Needle Pointers issue will be available online to ANG members only. This is a NEW member benefit! Getting to that link is a bit cumbersome, but rather than wait until we had a new website, the Board decided to make this available immediately on our current website as a workaround.

WOW #3
The new ANG Website is coming! We have signed a contract with YourMembership with a target date of Summer 2017. This will be another transition period. Not all the features of the new website will be up and running at the beginning. Please be patient as this is a large undertaking. The all-volunteer Internet Committee is working hard and looking for additional volunteers. If you or someone you know has expertise in this area, please contact internet@needlepoint.org

The Board will soon hold its annual budget meeting. We are looking at the opportunity to make additional improvements, however we need funds and volunteers to accomplish those. One proposed item for the budget is to make all past issues of Needle Pointers available (and searchable) online for members.

ANG is an all-volunteer organization. Without members who are willing to step-up and do their part for the organization it will falter or become stagnant. I encourage you to play an active part on a winning team.

BOARD REPORTS:

From the Treasurer's Desk,
submitted by Julie Donatelli

As you read this, ANG is in the midst of its Annual Election season. While I have agreed to serve one more term as ANG's Treasurer, it's not too early to start to look for my successor in this role.

I was initially asked by a friend (who knew that I have a financial background and who also happens to be ANG's immediate past president) if I would consider serving as ANG's Treasurer. To be honest, I was somewhat surprised to be asked, because I just assumed that there were many people waiting in the wings to take on a national leadership role at ANG. To my surprise, that wasn't the case; in fact, there's a real need for qualified volunteers to step into these positions. I also underestimated the amount of value that I could add to ANG. As a retired CPA, I have made a number of improvements to ANG's accounting and financial reporting systems and, as noted in a previous newsletter, updated ANG's investment policy and restructured its investment portfolio. Although my first term involved a fair amount of work, many of the structures that I've put into place should make my job a little easier in my second term (assuming that a strong write-in candidate doesn't emerge and defeat me!).

As I reflect back on my first term, I must say that it's been a very rewarding experience on a number of levels. First and foremost, I believe that our organization serves a unique and valuable purpose. It's nice to feel like you're helping it to grow and thrive. At the same time, my fellow officers and volunteers are a great group of people, so I have made (and continue to make) many lasting friendships. On a professional level, this is the type of role where an experienced financial manager can make a significant contribution in a very manageable sort of way. Although ANG has a sizable operating budget and a significant amount of assets, an experienced accountant or financial manager, would find its financial operations to be relatively uncomplicated and straightforward. In addition, TRG performs the day-to-day bookkeeping for ANG, so with the right control procedures in place, the Treasurer is able to function like the Controller or the CFO of a small business.

The ideal candidate would have an accounting degree (or equivalent financial management experience), and a CPA or retired CPA would be a real plus. Because ANG's Board of Directors would like to have our financial statements audited one day, familiarity with both generally accepted accounting principles and the preparation of financial statements are also important. Are you interested and do you think you might be qualified? If so, I (or anyone on the Nominating Committee) would be happy to speak with you about the job. It's been my experience that "numbers people" like to needlepoint, so I know that you're out there and I hope to hear from you!

From the Vice President of Membership's Desk,
submitted by Pat Dugan

ANG gets stronger with each new member. I would like to challenge each one of you to reach out to someone you know who loves needlework and invite them to a Chapter meeting or to join you as an at-large member of this inspiring organization. You are the best person to explain the benefits of membership in ANG as you know directly what benefits you most enjoy. Help us make ANG better, invite a friend to join!

Seminar Committee Chair,
submitted by Barbara Richardson

Wow, 2017 already - so now is the time to begin thinking about Stitchers Go West ANG 45th Anniversary Seminar in Anaheim. Here are the bags that ANG will be selling. Please note that all orders need to be in by June 15, 2017 and that the combo prices are ONLY available on pre-orders. These bags are great for your class projects and make great gifts.


ANG - large tote $25 and kit keeper $20. combo $35


2017 large tote $25


2017 kit keeper $20


2017 craft case $30

For the Stitchers Go West - Combo of large tote + kit keeper is $35 and combo of all three - $60

Look for the order blank in the 2017 Brochure.

Looking forward to seeing all in Anaheim.

Correction to Seminar Merchandise Logo,
submitted by Sharon Meng

This is the new and improved logo for the seminar merchandise for the 2017 Stitchers Go West Seminar in Anaheim, California. Merchandise is pictured in the Seminar brochure and can also be ordered on the Merchandise page on the San Diego ANG chapter website http://sdang.org/pages/SeminarMerchandise.html.


Anaheim 2017,
submitted by Jan Herod VP Operation

By now you have your Brochure and you have come to the only hard part of Seminar, picking out which classes to take. Just think: a whole week of nothing but fun. You don't have to figure out what to cook, no cleaning, making your bed, you just relax. To see the Seminar Brochure, click on the Stitchers Go West Seminar Logo under Seminar 2017 on the ANG Website or go to: http://needlepoint.org/Seminar-17/index.php.

Spend a week with great friends, talking about your passion, laughing till your sides ache, letting someone else feed you, and clean up. It's the best week of the year. So pick your classes, mark your calendar, and daydream about the fun this summer. See you soon!

Exhibit,
submitted by Sharon Meng

If the opportunity to take classes from some of the nation's top needlepoint instructors is not enough to tempt you to come to beautiful Anaheim, California, for Seminar, then the chance to see the Exhibit of exquisite needlepoint should cinch it for you. Last year was my first Seminar and I was absolutely astounded by the quality of the work that was displayed and the great variety and creativity that the exhibiting stitchers used in their work. Every possible application of needlepoint that you could imagine was there. Pieces were submitted by professionals and nonprofessionals. There was a landscape drawn and stitched from a travel snapshot; there was a stitched portrait. Needlepoint was applied to ornaments, to boxes, to items of apparel. There was realistic work, counted designs, and beautiful abstractions, and each one was so lovely that I did not at all envy the judges the job of choosing the best in each category. Fortunately, there are several categories for the judging so that all possible combinations of expertise are recognized. In addition to the dazzling display of needlepoint in the Exhibit, the Exhibit Hall also includes a sneak preview of the classes for Seminar 2018 in Washington, D.C., so that you can begin your long-term planning!

I encourage everyone to come to the Exhibit. It is one of the highlights of Seminar. But even more importantly, I urge everyone to exhibit! We all stitch for the love of thread, for the love of plying needle to fabric, and for the sheer joy of creating a beautiful heirloom with our hands. We all have treasured pieces in our homes. Please share them with your fellow stitchers. It is a thrill to see your work displayed in such elegant company! And in case you have concerns about the safety of your pieces during Seminar, please be assured that all pieces in the Exhibit are handled with white gloves and carefully monitored throughout the Seminar.

The Seminar Exhibit Entry Form can be printed from: http://www.brightcopy.net/allen/aseb/17-1/index.php#/40. I can be reached at exhibit@needlepoint.org if you have further questions about the Exhibit. I look forward to seeing many of you there.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Golden Needle Society,
submitted by Nancy Holub

As spring approaches, we are reminded of renewal and new opportunities The Golden Needle Society wants to acknowledge the continued support from ANG members, chapters, and friends. Your donations to the ANG Endowment Fund ensure that our beloved organization will continue to grow and foster new stitching opportunities. We are stitched together as we are -

Encore!,
submitted by Cathe McEnerney

Yes, that's right we are offering another opportunity this year for you to join us in a smaller more intimate class setting with fabulous teachers and encore classes - this time for three days!

Join us October 27, 28, and 29, 2017 at the famed Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA and experience the fun and fellowship of an Encore! ANG event. Rooms are priced at a special rate of $199/night plus applicable taxes and fees. Lunch is included in your Registration and Participation fee of $450 for the three days of class. Kit fees will be invoiced separately. There are three wonderful classes to choose from and class size is limited to 18 participants. Classes will be assigned on a first come - first served basis so make your plans and save the dates.

For the Love of Chocolate by Nancy Cucci

Created on a white Congress cloth ground that has been marked for you, For the Love of Chocolate is your opportunity to stitch many of your favorite killer chocolate "delicacies" all in one project. The colors are fun, and a wide variety of decorative needlepoint stitches are used to create your chocolate masterpiece. The format leaves plenty of room for personalization so you can make this your very own piece of chocolate heaven in stitches. The kit cost is $94 includes the marked 14" x 12" white Congress cloth, instructions, color photo, all silk and metallic braids, cotton and satin flosses, overdyed silk, #15 seed and Delica beads, and needles

Candy Cane Express by Janet Zickler Casey

Candy Cane Express is a delightful Christmas train stitched on #18 white canvas. The train is comprised of engine, a candy-cane log car, a boxcar that is actually a pile of Christmas packages, and finally a caboose. Each car is stitched separately, and the completed stand-ups are attached to one another, creating a whimsical holiday decoration for you and your family to treasure. The kit cost is $250 includes 4 pieces of #18 mono canvas, all threads, attachments, photo, and complete instructions.

Fire and Ice by Toni Gerdes

This dramatic depiction of Fire & Ice flames the imagination with an inferno of hot combustion and icy crystals. You will explore many different shades and textures of red threads as you create the towering red polygons that burst into flames. These include Gloriana, Planet Earth, and Empress Silks, overdyed pearl cotton, Rainbow Gallery Treasure Braid, and Petite Silk Lamé Braid. On the beautiful smoke gray Congress cloth, the ice crystals form above the flames in vertical parallelogram shapes using purple, green, and metallic white. The kit cost of $135 includes gray Congress cloth, all threads, needles, and instructions

Registration for this special weekend is currently open to our major Golden Needle Society donors. Beginning in mid March, Life Patrons, the Elected Officers, and Executive Council members of ANG will be invited to register for this fun-filled weekend. In the beginning of April Registration will open to all Golden Needle Society members and at the end of April Registration will open for our entire ANG membership.

Make your plans now and watch for future emails, the special events planned and your invitation to this fun-filled weekend.


Nominating

The Nominating Committee is looking for candidates listed below for this year. If you are interested in any of the following positions or something else, please contact the Nominating Committee at nominating@needlepoint.org. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and tell you about the jobs. If you are interested in a particular committee contact the committee chair.

Vice President for Membership
Vice President for Operations
Secretary
Eastern Area Representative
Western Representative

Introducing Two Correspondence Courses,
submitted by Brenda Côté, Chair

This month we are highlighting two Correspondence Courses that will come to an end on October 31, 2017. If you've been considering signing up for one or both of these classes, please do so soon before they are no longer available.

Blackwork Circles

Carol Algie Higginbotham has you work a framework design of 19 canvas stitches in four values of a color in Blackwork Circles. The framed areas are filled with 13 blackwork patterns of heavy, medium, or light density categories worked with floss in the darkest values of the color. This piece challenges the Advanced Intermediate student to combine the technique of blackwork with canvas stitches, and the curving lines will enhance our expertise in compensation. Close-up pictures of the stitched areas accompany each of the diagrams. The 10" circular design finishes 12" x 12" and is worked on #18 white canvas.


Rose Swirls

Our canvas swirls, highlighted with ribbon roses, floating on a background of pulled thread in Rose Swirls by Carol Algie Higginbotham. The Advanced Intermediate student will work 20 canvas stitches, eight pulled-thread stitches, ribbon roses, and ribbon buds. Close-up pictures of the stitched areas accompany each of the diagrams. There are also two pages with close-up color pictures of each area. The piece is worked in four values of floss, white pearl cotton #12, and a silk ribbon variegated flower color. The 9½" circle design finishes 12" x 12" and is worked on white Congress cloth.


Ongoing Favorites:


Apricot Delight by Marnie Ritter


Florentine Fleur de Lys by Michele Roberts


I Can Do It by Patricia Mazu



Gated Secrets by Sandra Arthur


Softly Feathered by Carol Algie Higginbotham


Waterlilies by Jennifer Riefenberg


And our newest courses for this year:


Geometric Square: A Counted Canvas Design by Patricia Mazu


Golfing at St. Andrews by Michele Roberts


Zapotec Rug by Toni Gerdes


All courses are under the new payment structure.

  • The teaching fee is $30 for the course, whether registering as an individual or with a group.
  • The registration fee is $30 for an individual or $90 for a group.
  • There is no charge for the instructions (PDF) if you download and print them yourself.
  • There is a charge for a full-color printout of the instructions mailed, plus a shipping charge.
  • Check the website for availability and prices of kits.
  • There is a shipping charge for kits (with or without printed instructions) for an individual order. And, shipping charges for a group will be determined based on the number in the group.
  • International shipping rates have not changed.
  • There is an optional $25 course evaluation fee payable to the teacher (plus postage for mailing the piece to and from the teacher) at the time of the requested evaluation.

For further information about how to register for all Correspondence Courses, go to ANG's Home Page, click on Educational Opportunities, and then Correspondence Courses or click on http://needlepoint.org/corr_reg.php.

I would like to congratulate Melita Glavin for completing the Correspondence Course I Can Do It: A Simple Approach to Design Theory and Creativity, and receiving her certificate.

CyberWorkshop: Essamplaire II by Michelle Roberts
submitted by Barbara Evans, Chair

The first online ANG online correspondence course in 1996 was Essamplaire I, a band sampler which introduced 24 unique stitches. Now Michelle Roberts has designed the companion piece for that first sampler, Essamplaire II! For those who love unique stitches and wish to tailor the size, images, languages, colors, and threads on a sampler to their own taste, it is time for a sampler which has peace as its theme. An ancient icon, the claddagh (hands holding a heart) surmounts the design. Each corner bears clasped hands. Olive branches grow out of the hands. Butterflies flit from one olive branch to another. The word "Peace" is spelled out and charted in 21 languages. Students choose the languages in order to personalize their samplers. The sampler as shown uses 25 unique stitches and techniques from many nations of the world. Variations on these stitches, plus a few additional stitches for substitutions, are included in the text.

The model was stitched in pearl cotton and floche on Congress cloth and measures 6" x 12". If stitched on #18 canvas, the sampler would measure 8" x 16". Students are urged to support their local needlework shops and investigate new threads and interesting colors!

This beautiful project is suitable for all skill levels. Registration will be from March 1, 2017 and ends April 30, 2017. The workshop begins July 1, 2017 and lasts for 6 months.


Workshop by Mail, First Snow by Carolyn Mitchell
submitted by Kathy Larsen, Chair

Workshop by Mail, if you're not familiar with it, doesn't have any dues dates, schedules, or critiques. It's a design you purchase, and then work on it when you want, at your own pace. Isn't that wonderful!

First Snow by Carolyn Mitchell is the current design with registration February 1, through May 31, 2017. While winter may still be struggling to stay; the timing of this design is appropriate. The explanation for this lovely design is: The first snow falls overnight and in the morning it looks like a gift to us, so pure, white, and sparkling in the sun. The ground cover has been enhanced with delightful stitches such as Star, Flat, Waffles, Eyelets, and Tear drops. Threads needed are: Kreinik 3/8" gold trim, #8 and #12 Braid, and floss in cotton or silk options. The pretty leaf is shown in Stumpwork, however instructions for crewel or basketweave are included. Pure beauty wrapped in a parcel just for the viewer!

You can find the registration for this on the ANG web site at: http://www.needlepoint.org/byMail/FirstSnow/index.php

Carolyn Mitchell was a full time shop owner in Canada for twenty years and has been a designer and teacher of embroidery for over 35 years. She holds a NSCAE Teaching Certificate and was EAC Education Chair (1990-94). She has been an EAC counselor and author since 1987. She is a national and international teacher. Her exploration of fibers, colors, and textures are evident in her designs for Canvaswork, Blackwork, and Hardanger as she blends different forms of stitchery on canvas. She enjoys watching and encouraging her students to cultivate their knowledge and expansion in their embroidery field.

Master Needle Artist (MNA),
submitted by Cindy Durston, Chair

Calling all Advanced Intermediate Stitchers who would like a challenge and a new way of looking at our ART.

The Master Needle Artist Program is approximately 2 years in length with a cost of $250.00. The Program is set up this way: the First Year is devoted to research and thesis writing of your favorite artist, art period, art style, etc. The Thesis should be no shorter than 10 pages or as long as it takes to tell the story of your chosen subject. The Thesis is required to include annotated Bibliography of the sources researched.

Year Two is the creative one where you design an "Original" piece of Needle Art based on your research in Year One. This is the fun part, putting all your good ideas into your "Original Design."

I can tell you from my experience that I loved this process and am now able to stitch in my least favorite color Orange, which I actually used during my whole Master Needle Artist Process. You will grow tremendously in your Needle Art, which helps you appreciate the quality of other works of art.

Once you have accomplished the Master Needle Artist Level there is a newly established Senior Master Needle Artist Level to think about.

Please contact the Chair with any and all questions and to begin this fantastic journey at MasterNeedleArtist@needlepoint.org.

NeedleArts Appraisal Program (NAP),
submitted by Cindy Gershin, Chair

Winter weather is in full swing, including unusually heavy rain and mudslides in some parts of the country. What happens when an embroidery is damaged or destroyed?

Appraisers can do a Retrospective Appraisal, to determine the value of a piece at the time of loss or damage. Recent photographs of the damaged items can help the appraiser confirm and establish the condition it was in. This type of appraisal can also be used for an item damaged or lost in shipping or by theft.

Of course, while we highly recommend you have items appraised before a problem happens and to discuss coverage with your insurance provider, there are ways an appraiser can help when an unexpected problem occurs.

If you are interested in becoming a NeedleArt Appraiser, or if you would like to have an appraisal done of your needlework, contact me at NeedleArtsAppraial@ang.org. I will have one of our ANG appraisers contact you to discuss your needs.

Master Teacher Program (MTP), submitted by Susan Hoekstra

Are you a natural born teacher? Do you like to share your knowledge with your friends? If you answer yes to one of these questions, then, perhaps, the MTP is the place for you!

A Certified Master Teacher enjoys teaching, as well as learning. He/she is able to take an idea and create a design. He/she feels comfortable sharing the love of needlework with others and looks forward to the times available to do so. If this sounds like you, perhaps you would like to further investigate the MTP by partaking in the 2-hour color workshop being offered during the ANG Seminar 2017. This workshop will cover basic color theory, including how the color wheel can help while creating needlework designs, with helpful hints such as how to create a desired effect within a design.

If you are interested in beginning the journey into color theory, while also exploring possibilities within the MTP, please join us for this workshop. It is free of charge to anyone interested in the teaching, or judging, of needlework. Time and date to be determined.

Please email MasterTeacher@needlepoint.org to reserve your spot in this workshop at the ANG Anaheim Seminar.

Judging Certification Program (JCP),
submitted by Joni Stevenson, Chair

Did you know that the Judging Certification Program prepares the candidate for judging ALL types of needlework, not just needlepoint? What does this mean? There are many techniques besides canvaswork that a needlework judge may be called upon to judge. These include, but are not limited to crewel work, blackwork, counted cross stitch, hardanger, pulled thread, stumpwork, appliqué, and whitework. At smaller shows, such as local or regional fairs, needlework judges may be asked to judge quilting, tatting, knitting, and crotchet. Therefore, the needlework judge must be familiar with each of these techniques, or willing to learn the finer details of the craft that is to be judged. The ANG judging program also covers the topics of color, design, and the history of many of the above listed needlework techniques. Working knowledge of color and design as well as multiple techniques is extremely helpful for the candidate to move through the program in a timely manner.

Where do certified needlework judges work? There are many kinds of judged exhibits locally such as 4-H fairs and county or grange fairs, while regionally there are state fairs, or multi-state fairs. Nationally, there are several exhibits that call on certified judges including the ANG National Seminar Exhibit. All of these venues provide valuable experiences and opportunities for certified judges. Learn more about needlework judging and the JCP, it may provide you an interesting way to contribute to the wider world of needlework. If you would like more information, or have any questions, please email.

Master Needlepointer Program (MNP),
submitted by Rozelle Hirschfield, Chair

Would you like to turn compliments on your stitching into a recognized validation of your skill? Gain recognition for your stitching expertise? Affirmation and credentials to present yourself as a Master Needlepointer? Using this certification you can represent yourself as an expert for consultation and commission work. Then the MNP is for you!

MNP is a program where our members can earn and receive recognition for their abilities. And because many have not yet discovered the designer within them, MNP provides a level of achievement that can be reached without requiring original designs. It is our hope that, in developing a two level program, participants who successfully complete the first level, Master Needlepointer, will gain the confidence needed to advance to the Senior Master Needlepointer level where original designs are required. Or, to even enter the Master Needle Artist Program where design creation takes center stage. The program is not a teaching program but a place to demonstrate your skill. It is an individual endeavor that can, however, help you advance your abilities.

The Master Needlepointer level will be awarded after satisfactory evaluation of the first 4 stages. The stages begin with basic techniques and progress to intermediate and advanced stitches, both needlepoint and counted thread, and the use of textural stitches and color to produce depth. The program participant may use supplied designs or create their own for the Master Needlepointer level. Supplied designs for stages 3 and 4 require the addition of design elements to show depth and perspective, which will lead to stages 5 and 6 that require original designs. Senior Master Needlepointer certification is achieved after completion of all 6 stages.

The supplied designs for Stage 1 are geometric with straight lines dividing the areas. The overall size is 180 x 180 threads on the ground fabric of your choice. On #18 mono canvas, that translates to 10" x 10" but the ground fabric is up to you. Technique and stitch basics are demonstrated, including (but not limited to) beginning and ending threads, ground coverage, stitch compensation and knowledge of basic stitches. These criteria follow through all the stages. Stage 2 goes beyond basics, including composite stitches and intermediate techniques. The supplied designs are 'organic' with curved lines defining the areas. Both supplied designs are representations of floral motifs. Stage 3 advances to intermediate techniques where texture and color are used to achieve depth. The use of pulled and drawn thread techniques and edge finishing are included in this stage. In Stage 4, advance-intermediate techniques are used to add dimension including canvas applique. There must be at least one design element appliqued using the traditional applique technique. Other dimensional design elements based on stumpwork techniques (bas relief or stitched separately and then attached) are also required. You may use supplied designs or create your own for any stage in the Master Needlepointer level. The Master Needlepointer level can be accomplished in as little as two years, but you can proceed at your own pace, completing the first 4 stages within 5 years.

The Senior Master Needlepointer pin will be awarded with the completion of 2 additional stages that require the creation of original designs, application of color theory and advanced stitching techniques.

Each stage will be evaluated according to the best practices of needlepoint.

We know we have the best needle workers in ANG. Won't you join those already in the program to let the world know what you can achieve? Visit http://www.needlepoint.org/MNP-program-description.pdf or contact MasterNeedlepointer@needlepoint.org.

The MNP committee is also looking for helpers and a new chair. Interested in ANG committee work to advance your experiences toward achieving a board position? We would welcome your time and talent in this growing program.

Needle Pointers,
submitted by Diane Blinn

First of all, thank you for your patience while waiting for our January issue to be mailed. We are busy working on March's issue and gathering everything together for our May and July issues. Our goal is to have Education Directory information in each issue and that includes both Distance Learning and Certification Programs. Be sure to read about all of the opportunities you have available through ANG. We expanded Trade Secrets and we look forward to seeing what Cynthia Thomas writes about in her new column, Thread Up.

Don't forget, you can now find Needle Pointers online through our website. It is interactive and has links you can click on for further information. The Seminar Brochure is available online for all and the magazine is password protected to allow our members exclusive access. If you haven't checked it out yet, be sure to do so. We are sure you will be pleased with the results.

Internet Committee,
submitted by Linda Rand

As Lisa mentioned, we signed a contract with YourMembership to assist ANG in the development of our new website. They are providing great tools that will allow us to develop and maintain the website with ANG's staff and volunteers which means more timely updates and easier addition of new features. I am pleased to have two new Internet Committee members to assist with this project, and have received inquires from two potential volunteers that I am pursuing. We will eliminate the current workaround that is used to allow members to see the digital magazine _ it will be easily reachable behind a "Members Only" login. I also want to remind our chapters that we are looking for news and photos for the ANG Facebook page. Please send your information to angfacebook@needlepoint.org.

Maker Faire

Welcome to Maker Faire

Maker Faire - The Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth. Maker Faire is part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new! As a celebration of the Make...


What is it? A gathering of people who want to share, learn and create.

Looking for a stitch in public or chapter membership recruitment opportunities? How about just supporting our mission, "educational and cultural development through the participation in and encouragement of interest in the art of needlepoint." Maker Faire's have thousands of attendees who are eager to learn and are craving your knowledge of needlepoint and cross-stitch. They are just waiting for you!

There are Maker Faires across the country. The main ones are in the Bay Area in May and New York in October. However there are many smaller Faires in local communities. Locate your nearest Maker Faire through the Maker Faire website and contact the local organizing committee to see about opportunities to participate. www.Makerfaire.com.

Life Signets ANG Merchandise

Life Signets has been making special ANG merchandise for years. Available are Seminar, Logo, Artist Series charms, and an ANG pen. Check out these links for more information and ordering.

Jewelry Order Form http://www.needlepoint.org/2015-ANG-Jewelry-Order-Form.pdf

Merchandise Form

Merchandise Order Form

Amazon Smile

Are you an Amazon user? If so, consider making your purchases from Amazon Smile benefiting ANG on eligible purchases. http://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7245127

FYI

Please consider including this newsletter's information in your chapter’s newsletter, or printing copies of this newsletter for members that you know who may not have ready access to a computer or who may not be receiving this information.

Has Your Personal Contact Information Changed?
submitted by Marietta Douglas, Editor, e-Newsletter

Please contact us only if you have moved, changed your address, or need to update information in ANG's member database.

This is easy to do on the Web or by email. On the Web, go to this page and fill in the blanks. Then click the "Submit Changes" button.

To update by email, open a new message and enter this email address into the "To" line without the [ ] or spaces: database [@] needlepoint.org.

Then copy and paste the following four lines into the message body, and finish each line with your information:
Your name as it is in our records
Your ANG membership number (if you know it)
Your old email address
Your new email address