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What’s Happening at NJNA 1-30-21


What’s happening is we need to say Welcome to a new member. Melita Glavin, welcome to the party !! Remember – the more the merrier !!!!

So you can get an idea of what our membership is like, just turn to page 39 in the new Jan/Feb issue of Needlepoint Now. The article about Pam’s Parking Lot Pals is us. We weathered the pandemic all summer and fall with more enabling, FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out), ice cream and laughter – the parking lot in front of The Edwardian Needle will never be the same. Thank you Pam for all you did for us during those hot sticky days and cool fall afternoons. Anyone can come join us to stitch or to just chat, all you need to do is bring a chair. Just know that Roy comes with the ice cream truck on Friday’s ! Magnum Bars all around !!

If you need to increase your stash of lumber we have a large array of stretcher bars being sold for the benefit of the chapter. Contact us for a list of what’s left.

Be sure to watch the SOTM progress, so much to take in as there are 3 different pieces being worked on this year.

FYI Anyone that likes Burmilana Wool thread needs to know that The Needle Works in Austin TX has taken it over. They have all 256 colors available. I saw a piece of Bargello done with it and the depth of the colors was just beautiful.

And, a special thank you to Jane of Chilly Hollow fame for including us in her blog !!

Stay warm and keep stitching !

What’s Happening at NJNA


Last night we had a great meeting. The highlight was a talk given by Toni Gerdes. You may know her from her spectacular projects such as Fire & Ice, Autumn 3 Ways, Golden Ginkgo Kimono, Under a Copper Moon, Abyss and so many more.

Her talk was fascinating. She spoke about newer threads detailing the good the bad and they ugly. She had several tips and tricks that you would not have thought to use to make using certain threads more enjoyable to stitch with. Toni uses many items to create her pieces with and spoke about how she did it. I was blown away by the copper pot scrubber ! Thank you to Toni for such a fun evening.

The woman in charge of work shops made sure to ask her if she would be willing to do a work shop with us. Keep watching to see if that can be arranged.

Next month we are lucky enough to meet Ann Strite-Kurz. She has published 6 books and is a master of open patterning. She will be speaking about how her designs evolved and so much more.

Come join the party at NJNA – we have a full program for the year thanks to Cathryn and the work shop group is busy putting together many group projects for our members.