Since we are still following our state's request to not gather in a crowd over 10, our June stitch-in has been canceled.
Our next regular meeting is still scheduled for Thursday, September 17 at the Ladue Chapel. We are waiting to hear about how to gather. As we get closer to that date, we will follow any additional plans that are provided to us.
For now, we currently have canceled all summer stitch-ins.
HOWEVER, there is good news!! ZOOM gatherings are scheduled for the first and third Thursdays of each summer month. Contact the Membership Chairman if you would like to attend these casual stitch-in gatherings. Please send your questions or RSVP for Zoom to Membership@gatewayang.org.
Name That "FLASHBACK Program"!!
To make the days go by faster while we are remaining at home, why not have a "Flashback" of our Chapter's previous stitching programs. While we reminisce about each of these past projects, let's also make it a game and win a prize!!
Every month through the remainder of this year, we will display a canvas or two from a previous chapter program. See the canvases above for this first flashback game. These four canvases were a part of a bigger project.
The first to identify the name of the project and the year it was presented, will receive a prize. If the winner also identifies the Program Chairman for that flashback program, they will receive a second prize to share with anyone of their choice. Everyone can participate in this "Flashback Program"game. You do not have to be a current member. Send your answers to email@example.com.
Join in on the fun!!
Hint: Our Needlenotes newsletters contain a lot of good information about our flashback activities!
July/August Needlenotes Newsletter
Click here to read the Needlenotes for current member and chapter activities. Please take a moment to read the newsletter and the meeting notes and catch up with our current events; UFO's, "Hearts for Hospice" and "Hydrangea Window Garden."
We have a lot of fun planned for the year! Our local shops also have advertised in this newsletter and are sharing new needlepoint projects, canvases, and accessories and are still open and working curbside during our "Stay Safe" new lifestyle.
Stay in touch with us as we still have a lot of fun planned for the year. Check out this edition of the newsletter for our Zoom schedule. This is a great way to visit and stitch and still see each other!
New Chapter Fact Sheet
Pick one up at your favorite needlepoint shop!
In November, we distributed our new fact sheet. It includes information about our chapter -- who we are, who is ANG, where we meet and who to contact if interested in joining. Our fact sheet is available to the public. Pick one up and give it to your friends.
Hydrangea Window Garden
Member Project by Terry Dryden
Hydrangea Window Garden is a project from the designer/teacher Terry Dryden. Many of us may remember the class Harlequin Hearts that Terry taught in St. Louis several years ago. Terry is a talented teacher who spotlights variegated threads and illustrates how to use the color changes to enhance shading. This is a fun piece that combines some new elements.
This project is our year-long member project. We are working through the stitch guide and thread kit created by Terry Dryden. Each month we will be working on a specific section and will receive incentives at each point of completion. Check with the Programs Chairman if you want to join this activity.
Join Our Chapter
If you have thought about joining in our fun chapter, please come to a meeting. You can attend two meetings as a guest, and join when you are ready. There are two steps:
1. Click www.needlepoint.org for American Needlepoint Guild (ANG) and sign-up. One year's membership is $45.00. You will receive the Needle Pointers magazine and a lot of access to online projects and seminars held during each calendar year.
2. Contact our local Membership Chairman, Janice Marsh, for local sign-up. One year's membership is $22.00. Your registration includes eight member meetings and multiple opportunities to join other local and out-of-town stitch-ins, teacher workshops, and needlepoint projects organized by the Program chairman and committee.
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