ANG e-NEWSLETTER
May/June 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,
Lisa Crespo

Happy Birthday! May 1st kicked off our new fiscal year, and we are celebrating 45 years of ANG. How exciting! Progress is slow but changes for the betterment of the organization are happening with improvements and expansion in Needle Pointers, new website construction, and with the organization as a whole. It is too soon for final financials but some expenses were reduced and some income areas increased. Annual reports will be published in Needle Pointers. Sadly, general membership continues to go down, albeit slightly. However, membership commitment continues to be strong with 11 new Life Patrons. This is more new members in the last year than the total over a few recent years. Golden Needles Society membership has grown, and current members have donated more to ANG. Thank you for your generosity, support, and commitment to ANG.

As we celebrate ANG's 45th anniversary: what is your favorite ANG story or project? Share your experiences on ANGfacebook@needlepoint.org and/or ang_list@yahoogroups.com. Tell others just how fabulous it can be to needlepoint! Share our mission to educate, promote, and preserve the art of needlepoint by stitching in public (airplanes, doctor offices, coffee shops, sporting events). Post a picture of your project on social media, (tag, like, share, friend, forward). Introduce others to the art by bringing them to a chapter meeting, class, workshop, exhibit, or a local needleart shop (LNS). Raise your needle and thread, be stitched in, toast, and celebrate 45 years of ANG!

Marketing ANG - Promoting the Art of Needlepoint

Here are some things we are doing to promote needlepoint:

  • There is a 30 second clip on FlossTube (Noteworthy Needle - Nashville Market part 3). FlossTube is YouTube's exclusive channel for stitching. At 29:28 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7y-MMBG-KQ
  • ANG has officially proclaimed "September is National Needlepoint Month" to be used for promotional and marketing purposes in local and national markets.
  • ANG has requested a stitching Google Doodle on or around September 7th, the day ANG was incorporated in 1972.
  • ANG has sent a second request to POTUS for a Presidential Proclamation of September as National Needlepoint Month and September 7th as National Needlepoint Day.

BOARD REPORTS:

From the Treasurer’s Desk,
 submitted by Julie Donatelli

ANG’s most recent fiscal year end came to a close on April 30, 2017. Although it’s still too early to report on ANG’s financial position and results of operations for the fiscal year just ended, I can say that ANG’s investment portfolio performed well in the past fiscal year. As you may recall, it’s been just over a year since ANG transferred its investment portfolio to Fidelity Investments. Since that time, we have been investing our portfolio in a highly diversified group of low-cost index funds. Our overall investment strategy is moderately conservative, and our aggregate portfolio includes cash, bonds, US stocks, International stock, and a small amount of assets tied to real estate.

For the year ended April 30, 2017, ANG’s earnings based on this investment strategy include $18.3 thousand of interest and dividends, $2.3 thousand of net realized gains on sales of securities, and $27 thousand of net unrealized gains on invested securities. This amounts to total net investment income of $47.6 thousand for the year, which represents a return of 5.28% on ANG’s average invested funds.

While this is great news and provides evidence that the ANG Board is investing the organization’s funds prudently and appropriately, I would be much more pleased to report an increase in membership for the year. Sadly, however, that is not the case. Although investing ANG’s funds is the Board’s responsibility, helping ensure that our organization continues to thrive, and prosper is everyone’s responsibility. Please do whatever you can to let your stitching friends know about the benefits of joining ANG. If each member were to bring in one new member - the size of our group would double! Wouldn’t that be something to get excited about?

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

Electronic Voting Results

Thank you to all who voted in this recent election; your participation in this process makes ANG a stronger organization! We are excited to see the results of the electronic voting process as more than twice as many members participated in this year’s election, our first electronic voting, as voted in either of the previous two years. As ANG moves forward in the electronic world, it’s good to see that the membership is moving along with us!

Membership Gifting Opportunity

Every year my family asks what I want for my special days, Birthday, Christmas, and Mothers Day. They want to recognize them with a special gift. I cannot tell you how many chickens I’ve received over the years, but adding to my collection seems to be what they think they should be doing, something special for my special day!

This year I’m going to tell them I would like my ANG dues paid and I’m going to tell them about our new program where they can choose to pay one year, two years, five years, or ten. I’m also going to tell them about the Golden Needle Society and how much it would mean to me, and to ANG, if they made me a member. I’ll direct them to Rob in the office 608-443-2476, ext. 131 or membership@needlepoint.orgto make this all happen. And, I’ll be really, really grateful for three fewer chickens to dust - but I won’t tell them that...

Hope you join me!

Seminar Committee Chair,
submitted by Barbara Richardson

It’s hard to believe it is already June. I have been telling you all about the classes/teachers for 2017 on the ANG-list and keeping you updated with deadlines. But it never hurts to mention these again...

June 15th is an important deadline for both the Exhibit and ANG tote bag sales.

I’m looking forward to seeing all the wonderful needlepoint on display in the exhibit. Entry forms need to be sent by this date; please consider entering one of your projects for all to see, it’s always a great way to inspire others. Please note the entry does not have to be sent in until July 31 to August 18.

Tote bag sales for the ANG and Stitches Go West are coming to an end on this date also. Reminder that combos on the bags are available on pre-orders only and are only available this year. There will be a few bags/kit keepers/craft cases on site for first come, first served basis. So don’t be left out, these are great bags for all your projects. Thank you in advance for your support of ANG through your purchases.

Class selections/registration need to be in by June 30th. There are still lots of classes to choose from our very talented teachers. Seminars offer many levels and techniques for all; so don’t miss the opportunity to take a class or project.

The San Diego Chapter also has merchandise they are selling - seminar logo aprons, shirts, and nametags along with wine themed cosmetic bags\frame weights; the deadline for these orders is July 15th.

Life Patrons, have you signed up for the LP Luncheon on Thursday August 31st? Come and join us; our speaker is Daniel Ravan, CEO of Rainbow Gallery. Daniel was involved at Fleur de Paris (his father’s family business) and after a few years of getting to know the needlepoint industry he took advantage of an opportunity to acquire Rainbow Gallery.

If you have already sent in your registration, but did not add the luncheon - it’s not too late to; just contact the registrar at mjohns@reesgroupinc.com.

All forms for registration, Exhibit, and bag sales are available online and in your seminar brochure.

Looking forward to seeing all in Anaheim

Summer Fun in Los Angeles: Anaheim 2017,
submitted by Jan Herod VP Operation

Is your partner making you feel guilty about coming to Seminar? Invite them along for their own summer fun. Los Angeles has a lot of activities during the same time as Seminar. The Los Angeles Angels have home games August 21 - August 30. The Dodgers have home games August 25 - August 27. Does your partner want to dance the night away? The Summer Salsa Series is going on or maybe your partner wants to see the Hamilton Touring Company. Are they into Women’s basketball? See the WNBA LA Sparks vs. Minnesota Lynx. Or maybe soccer is what they enjoy; catch the La Galaxy vs. the San Jose Earthquakes. What a great vacation plan where you both get to enjoy your passions. So don’t wait any longer. Send in your registration and plan a week of fun for all.

Exhibit,
submitted by Sharon Meng

Hurry, hurry! Don't let the opportunity to exhibit your beautiful needlepoint pass you by!  The June 15th deadline for entering the Seminar Exhibit is fast approaching. Be sure to mail your entry forms in the next two weeks. Exhibiting the results of your hours of painstaking stitchery is one of the great joys of needlepoint and there are many wonderful awards to compete for. Not to mention the fact that Seminar attendees strolling the aisles of the Exhibit find incredible inspiration for further stitching.

The entry form is in the Seminar booklet. Be sure to fill it out legibly and completely. If you are submitting original work, don’t forget to include an artist statement describing your inspiration and artistic process. All submissions also need a photo release. This can be found on the ANG website: http://www.needlepoint.org/forms/angphotorelease.pdf

Want to improve your stitching skills? Ask our talented expert judges for a critique. Remember that shipped pieces should be packed carefully but Styrofoam peanuts are not permitted as a packing material. If you have questions about your entries, please email me at Exhibit@needlepoint.org.

The Exhibit this year will be in a sunny, bright room that is perfect for viewing needlework. We are all looking forward to seeing many beautiful pieces.

The Seminar Exhibit Entry Form can be printed from: http://www.brightcopy.net/allen/aseb/17-1/index.php#/40. I can be reached atexhibit@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 Diane E. Trobaugh

Who would believe the generosity of the Golden Needle Society members? As of April 30, 2017, we have received donations and pledges totaling $387,617.95 or 77.52% of the $500,000 capital campaign goal. And this feat has been accomplished just as we reach the halfway point in our campaign’s timeline! We look forward to reaching and exceeding our target by the time of our 50th Anniversary thanks to the generosity of our members. To thank the current members of the Golden Needle Society and to encourage more of you to join this wonderful group, the Development Committee is working on a couple of surprises that we will announce in the coming months. Be sure to watch ANG communications so you don’t miss these exciting opportunities.

As we stitch ourselves together and to ANG we are -

Encore!
submitted by Cathe McEnerney

Give yourself a very special Halloween treat! Join us October 27, 28, and 29 at the famed Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA and experience the fun and fellowship of an Encore! ANG event.

That’s right we are offering a three day Encore! ANG event this fall just in time for Halloween. Experience the treat of a smaller more intimate class setting with fabulous teachers: For the Love of Chocolate by Nancy Cucci, Candy Cane Express by Janet Zickler Casey, and Fire and Ice by Toni Gerdes

Rooms are priced at a special rate of $199/night plus applicable taxes and fees. Lunch is included in your registration fee of $450 for the three days of class. Classes will be assigned on a first come - first served basis so make your choice quickly and contact membership@needlepoint.org or call the Membership Office at 608-443-2476 to register.

It’s a spook-tacular event!!

For the Love of Chocolate by Nancy Cucci

Candy Cane Express by Janet Zickler Casey

Fire and Ice by Toni Gerdes

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

Chapter Project Book 2017,
submitted by Sue Edquist, Chairman

The projects for the 2017 Chapter Project Book (CPB) are in the final stages of piloting and the CPB is scheduled to be sent to the President of each chapter in August or September. This year’s CPB has 12 wonderful designs to choose from and is free to chapters that have a current Chapter Annual Report (CAR) on file with ANG.

The CAR can be submitted online or mailed to ANG. To submit online, go to the ANG website:
http://www.needlepoint.org/forms/car.php

If mailing the report, send it to:

ANG Membership Office
2424 American Lane
Madison, WI 53704-3102

Please contact your Area Representative if you need help or more information on filling out the CAR.

Correspondence Courses,
submitted by Brenda Côté, Chair

Ongoing Favorites:

This month we are highlighting two of the ongoing Correspondence Course favorites: Apricot Delight and Florentine Fleur de Lys.

Apricot Delight by Marnie Ritter

Color --- color -- color!! If you see peach, apricot, pink, burgundy, or lavender -- the effect of what happens to color on this beautiful apricot canvas is fascinating. With Apricot Delight, you discover that many colors within a family along with the “poison” color concept that Marnie Ritter has been teaching for years give you confidence to try other color ideas. Everyone can’t wait to move from one pattern to the next as his or her confidence grows. Sixteen patterns are stitched with many colors of silk, overdyes, ribbon, metallics, beads, and the elegance of a lace addition with a touch of embroidery.

Florentine Fleur de Lys by Michele Roberts

The official symbol of the city of Florence, Italy, as well as the Medici family is a very fancy fleur de lys. The course, Florentine Fleur de Lys by Michele Roberts, explores this complex and delicate Renaissance Italian design with traditional raised English goldwork, beading, and needlepoint worked on white Congress cloth. Types of gold used are pearl purl, bright check purl, wire check purl, check thread, Japan gold, and whipped plate. Techniques include padding, various methods of invisible couching, parallel laying, twisting, and chipping. Two very different lattices of pearls and gold are used for the background and the elaborate border.

Continuing Favorites:

I Can Do It by Patricia Mazu

Gated Secrets by Sandra Arthur

Softly Feathered by Carol Algie Higginbotham

Waterlilies by Jennifer Riefenberg

Newest Correspondence Courses:

Geometric Square: A Counted Canvas Design by Patricia Mazu

Golfing at St. Andrews by Michele Roberts

Zapotec Rug by Toni Gerdes

Retiring Courses:

Please note there are 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 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 your 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 mono 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, 8 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 of 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.

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. 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 CCs, go to http://needlepoint.org/corr_reg.php.

I would like to congratulate the following students for receiving a Correspondence Course Certificate upon the completion of their courses:

Spirit of Jean

Barb Levy, Sandra K. Pells, Sue Rous, Pat Warren

Geometric Square

Eloise Watts

CyberWorkshop: On the Edge by Carolyn Mitchell,
submitted by Barbara Evans, Chair

Registration Period: May 1-June 30, 2017

CyberWorkshop Begins September 1, 2017

Proficiency Level: Advanced Intermediate

This stunning design depicts how man is encroaching on nature. The designer draws on the artistic talents of Lawren Harris and Frank Lloyd Wright to express this concept. The design is stitched on French Blue #18 mono canvas. Pearl cotton and floss, the basics of our embroidery stitches and supplies, are used for the barren landscape that represents the everyday natural life. The starkness of the landscape is achieved through the use of basic stitches including crisscross Hungarian, chain stitch, and Van Dyke. In depicting the human appetite for man-made beauty, a wide variety of silk, cotton, and metallic threads across a large color range are utilized. A wide variety of stitches such as Chilly Hollow, layered waffle, sprat's head, walneto, oblong cross, and rice stitches are employed to offset the starkness of the barren landscape.

The border design is simple, like the rugged landscape of our countries; but rich like the splendid buildings found in our cities. Very Velvet Petite offers both effects; deep, dark, and rich! The beauty of simple eyelets stitched randomly in the border keeps the colors traveling from dark to light around the edge of the design without distracting from the inner message.

The finished design is 8" x 9.25" and is stitched on #18 mono canvas. This is a 5-month workshop. Please look here for more information: http://needlepoint.org/CyberWorkshop/OnTheEdge/ontheedge.php

Workshop by Mail, Serengeti by Pamela Harding
submitted by Kathy Larsen, Chair

 

Serengeti by Pamela Harding.

The registration for this course is June 1 through September 30, 2017.

Invoking the colors of Africa, Serengeti is a study in adjusting stitch elements to fit an area, rather than just compensating. Forty-five blocks of various sizes provide interest and diversity with multiple stitch variations. Threads used to create Serengeti are derived from an overdyed Waterlilies using a variety of silk (Florimell, Belle Soie, Silk Bella, Splendor), bamboo, and metallic threads. Come join us on the journey!

Proficiency Level: Advanced Intermediate

Design Size: 9” x 9” on 13” x 13” Congress Cloth (or 13” x 15” if lacing canvas to stretcher bars)

Kits are available from Ms. Harding through December 31, 2017. The $120 kit includes fabric, all threads, and two 8” x10” photos. Contact information is in the instructions.

After June 1st, you can find the registration for this on the ANG web site at

http://www.needlepoint.org/byMail/Serengeti/index.php

Pamela Harding was a self-taught embroiderer in multiple techniques until she took her first needlepoint class in 1995. The rest, they say, is history! She likes all types of needlepoint and explores bringing different techniques to her canvas work based on her extensive training with national teachers and her expertise with other embroidery techniques. She is currently studying to become certified in Japanese Embroidery.

Pamela’s desire to learn as much as she could about needlepoint resulted in numerous awards in exhibits, including the Tish Holland Award for canvas embellishment at the National Seminar. She has taught at the national, regional and local levels, and her students appreciate her teaching style.

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

We are heading into the summer months... do you need a new project, open to all Advanced Intermediate stitchers who want a challenge?

Why not apply to the Master Needle Artist Certificate Program. For more information please contact Cindy Durston, Chair of the MNA Program at micindyd@comcast.net.

For those of you who already have your MNA or a Certificate from another Certificate Program, the Senior MNA Program will soon be available. It is being piloted now; stay tuned for details.

I would like to welcome Sarah Campbell, soon to be a MNA to the Co-Chair Position of the Master Needle Artist Program. Her term will begin September 1st, 2017 after Seminar where she will receive her MNA. Welcome Sarah!

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

How do I figure out the value of my needlework? Is it simply materials and time? Can’t I just calculate this myself? These are common questions. While calculating materials and time provides you with a general idea of your personal cost, it is not always the actual value of your piece. And it’s likely not the value of your work if you wish to sell it. Additional factors needleart appraisers take into account include what is the purpose of the value? Insurance values and sales values can be very different from one another. What condition is the piece in? Is it an original work? Sometimes research into the value of similar pieces is required, among other things. For insurance, we recommend you contact your insurance agent to find out what your policy covers and requires. Many times, the replacement value of your piece is well above the amount they will cover on a regular policy. A written appraisal may be required for the insurance agency to have on hand with a policy rider. And the sales value of a piece may be well below what it cost you to make it. Please contact me for more information about appraisals, or to inquire about becoming an ANG NeedleArts Appraiser.NeedleartsAppraisal@needlepoint.org

Master Teacher Program (MTP),
submitted by Susan Hoekstra, Chair

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.

The ANG offers a great certification program in the form of the MTP. After filling out the short application form, you will be on your way to learning about design and color theory, as well as what makes a good teaching composition. A proctor is available to assist you along the way, so you are never alone!

If you are interested in joining the MTP, please feel free to contact the Chair and request more information. She is there to help!

Please email MasterTeacher@needlepoint.org

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

Celebrating, Encouraging, Teaching - are these the words you think of when you consider what a needlework judge does?

The most rewarding part of judging needlework comes when you see a really fantastic piece and you rejoice in the quality of the needlework along with the stitcher - celebrating. Needlework judges raise stitchers to new levels of work, suggesting new ways to think, and to stitch - encouraging. Whether at the local county fair, a regional needlework exhibit or a national level seminar, a needlework judge explains to the stitcher how to improve their work - teaching.

Learn more about needlework judging and the Judging Certification Program; it may not be at all what you thought it was. It really is about celebrating, encouraging, and teaching.

If you would like more information, or have any questions, please email JudgingCertification@needlepoint.org

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? Provide 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 appliqué. There must be at least one design element appliquéd using the traditional appliqué 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.pdfor 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.

Internet Committee,
submitted by Linda Rand

We have begun the implementation phase of our website project with the development of the back end member database that will be used with it. We are also going through training on the software that we are using - it has a lot of great capabilities that we will gradually introduce to our members! I am looking for a volunteer to manage the ANG Yahoo group. If you are willing to help, please contact me at internet@needlepoint.org. As always, we are looking for photos of chapter activities for our Facebook page.

Needle Pointers,
submitted by Cindy Powell, Internet Team

The Needle Pointers team is working overtime to get the magazine back to our timelier schedule. We are unhappy with the print quality of some of the diagrams and images in the March issue on the Bracelet and Pink and Purple Fish articles, and hope to remedy the situation in the May issue. Speaking of the May issue, it will have the next installment of MetalForms for those of you stitching along with us and another ‘catch’ for those who love to fish. Since ANG is observing our 45th Anniversary, we also have some stories about some of the women who helped create the legacy we are celebrating. Don’t forget you can also look at the digital version of the magazine on your computer or tablet now, too.

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? It is 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

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:
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