Highlights from our meeting of Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Show and Tell

This month's attendance prizes

Just in time for Halloween, Linda Kammerer brought in this impressive piece to share. Created by Leigh Designs, its official title is Fala, although Linda refers to it fondly as "Elvira." Linda used a variety of wonderful techniques, threads, and beads, and she credits four teachers with giving her great tips and support throughout the process: Timmy Schultz, Susan Portra, Laura Taylor, and David McCaskill.

Tonight was our annual presentation of the new Nina Goerres piece for 2019-2020. Designed exclusively for us by Kathy Rees of Needle Delight Originals, it is called Balloons for Nina. Kathy took her inspiration from the colorful balloons that fill the sky in October of each year at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Diane Ackley, chair of the the Nina Goerres fund, was the pilot stitcher, and she gave us some good information and tips as she walked us through the pattern booklet. SBCANG members should now have received a PDF of this pattern, so check your email!

With a design size of 6 inches by 6 inches and a variety of interesting but relatively simple stitches, this was a quick and enjoyable stitching experience for Diane.

Pat Correz brought in this vintage photo to share. It was taken at the ANG "Stitchaway" in Hawaii in the year 2000. Left to right are Liz Lennert, David McCaskill, Judy Souliotis, and Pat.

Denise Moreno stitched Carol Algie Higginbotham's Bargello Sampler in her own colorway rather than the original orange.

This is another of Denise's finishes, Hooray for the Red, White and Blue. Designed by Karen Barras and with a stitch guide by Karen Barras and Debby Powell Franklin, this piece was a fundraiser for the Central Kentucky Chapter of ANG.

The eight-page pattern is clearly charted and well written.

Diane enjoyed working with the overdyes, and she said that not having to strand or lay any of the threads was a bonus!