Retreat 2017

Retreat 2017, August 9-13, 2017

(with early arrival beginning August 7)

Mark your calendar and then read further about the exciting teachers and projects for Retreat 2017.

The theme is “Follow the Sun,” with sunflowers as the icons.  Watch this space for sunflower patterns and images as plans unfold.  Check back here to get registration materials, which will come out in February or March.

Mid-winter update

Written in January–below zero temps – only seven months until Retreat 2017:

What happens behind the scenes:
Jan and Gloria -starting to work on the invitation: Thinking it is time to panic – no wait, get excited!
Evening and Daytime Needlepointers will be working on Orna Willis’s Sunflower.
Evening Needlepointers is re-visiting Nancy Cucci’s banners.
Daytime Stitch-In is looking into a wool applique sunflower project.
Goodie bag items are being made.
Door prizes are starting to drift in.
NGM Annual meeting in on April 1, 2017 – Gail Sirna will talk about Sunflowers in Art.
Programs – March 31, April 2, 2017 – Gail Sirna teaching Tribute to Vincent – (sunflowers)
Teachers are ordering supplies for kits.

Teachers, classes, and projects

Nancy Cucci – Needlepoint and Canvas
Nancy Cucci

Nancy Cucci

Please see the following page, HERE, for Nancy Cucci’s biography, detailed course descriptions, and larger pictures.

My Vintage Heart - used by permission

My Vintage Heart – used by permission

For the Love of Chocolate - used by permission

For the Love of Chocolate – used by permission

Silver and Crystal Adventure - used by permission

Silver and Crystal Adventure – used by permission

 

 

 

 

 

 

Projects – My Vintage Heart (Wednesday), needlepoint with metallics, cotton and findings on soft canvas; Silver & Crystal Adventure (Thursday), metallics and beads on canvas; For the Love of Chocolate (Friday-Saturday), needlepoint on Congress cloth,.

Thea Dueck – Samplers and Counted Thread
Thea Dueck

Thea Dueck

Please see the following page, HERE, for Thea Dueck’s biography, detailed course descriptions, and larger pictures.

Gingerbread Flower Shop - front - used by permission

Gingerbread Flower Shop – front – used by permission

Sunflower Pillow - used by permission

Sunflower Pillow – used by permission

 

 

 

 

 

 

Projects: Gingerbread Flower Shop (Wednesday-Thursday), counted thread on linen; Sunflower Cottage Pillow (Friday-Saturday), pulled & drawn thread, hardanger, ribbon embroidery on linen.

Ruthmarie Hofmann – Bead Embroidery, bead work

Ruthmarie Hofmann - photo courtesy of Cheryl Christian

Ruthmarie Hofmann – photo courtesy of Cheryl Christian

Please see the following page, HERE, for Ruthmarie Hofmann’s biography, detailed course descriptions, and larger pictures.

Well of Wishes - bead embroidery on linen - used by permission

Well of Wishes II – used by permission

Bead Me Square - bead work on canvas - used by permission

Bead Me Square  – used by permission

Projects: Well of Wishes II (Wednesday-Thursday), bead embroidery on linen, and Bead Me Square (Friday-Saturday), bead embroidery on canvas.