The Northern New Jersey Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild
NJ Festival of Trees (2021)
NJNA is participating in the Somerset County Parks Commission’s Festival of Trees at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge for the first time this year. This event is an indoor exhibit of trees decorated by various community organizations as well as individuals. Our tree, entitled Stitching In The Holidays, is decorated with more than 50 needlework ornaments by our Chapter members. Thank you to those members who lent ornaments to the NJNA tree – Sylvia, Ellen, Nancy B, Diane, Sue C, Jacqui, Cathryn, Melita, Linda M, Janet, Linda P, Meredith, and Nancy W.
Nancy B, Cathryn, Janet, and Linda M all had fun decorating the tree!
Get in the holiday spirit and visit the NJ Festival of Trees at the Environmental Education Center starting Friday, December 3, through Wednesday, December 29, 2021!
Hearts for Hospice (2020)
Hearts for Hospice is a wonderful philanthropic project run by the members of the Greater Kansas City Needlepoint Guild. This project was initiated in 2015 to fulfill a need at a local hospice center. When a resident passes away, a heart is placed on the door notifying others to be respectful of those mourning.
In 2020, NJNA members stitched approximately 75 hearts to be sent to the Greater Kansas City Needlepoint Guild for finishing as Hearts for Hospice. Many of these hearts were stitched as “Covid pandemic projects” by our members!
As a thank you to the Bernards Township Library for allowing NJNA to meet each month in its meeting rooms, NJNA members stitched the The Childrens Classics Collection designed by Alice Peterson.
The piece is dedicated in memory of Pam G, one of NJNA’s founding members, who passed away in 2018 at the beginning of this project. Much of her needlework stash was donated to the Chapter and auctioned to the membership; the proceeds were used to help purchase the canvas and threads for the project.
NJNA purchased the canvas (designed by Alice Peterson) and threads from Aristeia Needlepoint in Santa Monica, CA who also provided the stitch guide for the project. Rob Bottege of The Framed Image in Pompton Plains framed the piece.
Stop by the Children’s Room of the Bernards Township Library to see this beautifully done piece.