Highlights from our meeting of Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Tonight's meeting was really different -- and lots of fun! Due to the generosity of some of our longtime chapter members including Chuck Martin, Nina Goerres, and Judy Burlingame, we were able to present a sale and silent auction with all proceeds benefiting the Artesia High School Needlepoint Club. Members and friends came at 6:30 to start shopping.


Cross stitch

Ready for the sale to begin! Items included many beautiful canvases of all sizes, as well as a wide variety of threads, books, patterns, stitch guides, tools, gadgets, and Sudberry boxes and trays. Themed baskets full of goodies were some of the items available for bid.

After the program, shoppers put in their final auction bids and paid for their purchases. We would like to thank everyone who participated! Because of their generosity in bidding and buying, we will be presenting a nice check to the Artesia High School Needlepoint Club to help club members with their finishing costs.




Jenny Santos Huff, high school math teacher and needlepoint enthusiast

At 7 p.m. we had a short business meeting, followed by a talk and PowerPoint presentation by our special guest, Jenny Huff. Jenny is the teacher who started the club and has kept it going and growing for the past three years. Her story is fascinating and inspirational! If you haven't had the opportunity to hear Jenny in person, you may want to check out this YouTube link to the Fiber Talk episode in which she is interviewed by hosts Gary Parr and Christine Williams.

Special thanks go to Suzanne Jones, who managed the organization and pricing and took care of all the details involved in making this a successful event. (She had also stored all the merchandise in her garage for the past few months!)









































































This slide from Jenny's deck shows just some of the over 90 club members. The needlepoint flag displayed center front is a project that all members will stitch on. It will eventually be donated to the school's trophy case.

Jenny mentioned this special day last April when Janet Z. Casey (standing, at right) visited the Needlepoint Club and led them through one of her original designs. Janet was here in Southern California to present her spring workshops, and she graciously made the time for this special activity.