The following is a partial schedule of the year’s needlepoint programs:
Summer Program 2020
August Zoom Chapter Meeting 8/16/2020 at 2 pm
Valerie B. McAleenan will present a lecture on appraising needlework on Sunday, August 16 at 2 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. Valerie is a member of the National Association of Appraisers (MNAA), Senior level Appraiser for NeedleArts Appraisal Program of the American Needlepoint Guild (NAP/ANG) and a member of the Association of Online Appraisers (AOA). She is the Chair for the Personal Property Group of the National Association of Appraisers and continues to act in the capacity of an advisor to the NAP/ANG program. In 2006, after successfully completing the NeedleArts Appraisal Program (NAP), she formed Timeless NeedleArts Appraisals LLC. Mrs. McAleenan is a national needlework teacher and offers appraisal workshops at the local and national level and co-owned Peacock Alley Needlepoint from 1999-2009. She has six children, eight grandchildren and one very large Irish Wolfhound.
Chapter Project Book Challenge
Thirty-three years ago, the American Needlepoint Guild released its first Chapter Project Book. For our summer program, we will be taking inspiration from the design, colors and techniques of 1987 to create your spin on the Pineapple Trio designed by Elizabeth Napier. It was originally designed for 14 count with Persian wool, floss and Perle Cotton on mono canvas. The background is a darning pattern and the stitching level is beginning/intermediate. We encourage you to use your stash and other techniques. Perhaps one could add beading?
If you signed up by June 30 by emailing Programs@sdang.org, you are eligible to receive a lovely gift from the chapter by sending us a photo to Programs@sdang.org of your completed project by September 1.
Open Stitching Time on Zoom
There will be four hour zoom periods where you can drop in to stitch. Join us when you can to stitch a bit and chat. You can leave and come back when you want. We want to experiment with different times/days and would appreciate any feedback. The zoom links will be sent to all members in a separate email.
Socials will be on the second and fourth Sundays of each month from 12-4 pm PST.
Tips for Meeting Attendees: Mute your microphone
To help keep background noise to a minimum, make sure you mute your microphone when you are not speaking
Be mindful of background noise
When your microphone is not muted, avoid activities that could create additional noise, such as shuffling papers or family members using the bathroom (it has happened!)
Position your camera properly
If you choose to use a web camera, be sure it is in a stable position and focused at eye level, if possible. Doing so helps create a more direct sense of engagement with other participants.
July and August Zoom Program
Shirley Chin, VP-Programs, is inviting all our members to share/demonstrate a needlepoint related topic. As many of you are dual members, it would be great to see what your chapter has done in the past. Email Shirley at email@example.com or call her at 619-922-6414 to be scheduled.
September Zoom Chapter Meeting September 12, 2020. 1 p.m. Ort Box Finishing
Sandy Higgins will demonstrate the ort box finishing on zoom. For those who didn’t get the first Chapter Project Ort box instructions by Marilyn Owen, email Programs@sdang.org to get a copy. Saturday. The zoom link will be sent to all members a few days before the meeting.