Chapter Programs

One of our goals as an ANG Chapter is to learn new techniques as well as have fun through projects presented at our chapter meetings.  We also encourage socializing, learning from one another, and sharing completed and in-progress works. You can see our Chapter Meeting summaries here.

Our Program Chair continues to identify wonderful programs especially during the pandemic with continued restrictions on meetings and indoor gatherings.

For 2022, we are focusing on techniques, color, and Bargello!

  • January – Susan Hoekstra will give a 90-minute talk on Color Theory.
  • February
  • March – A presentation on “Ideas for Finishing Needlepoint”
  • April – Part One of a Bargello Project
  • May – Laura Smith will talk on Seven Ways of Color Contrast
  • June – Part Two of a Bargello Project
  • July – Summer Salad Supper, if allowed
  • August – Stitch-in and review of our Woodlawn exhibit items
  • September – Part Three of the Bargello Project
  • October – Tour
  • November – Stitch-in
  • December – Holiday Party and Election of Officers

For 2021, rather than adding to our collection of in-progress projects and due to Covid restrictions, the chapter programs focused on techniques with discussions and presentations led by many of our well-known needlework instructors.

  • January: Additions to Stitching with Toni Gerdes
    • This lecture discusses some of the newer threads along with many types of techniques that can be added to your needlework to enhance the design, including fabric appliqué, needle felting, stumpwork, copper lace, etc.  The lecture is approximately 45 minutes long with time at the end for Q&A.
  • February: Creative Adaptations for Canvas Embroidery with Ann Strite-Kurz
  • March: Stitch-In
  • April: Achieving Perspective in Stitching with Lois Kerschner
  • May: David McCaskill’s Dolphin Topiary – Part I
  • June: David McCaskill’s Dolphin Topiary – Part II
  • July: Needlework Appraisal with Valerie McAleenan
  • August: Family Vintage Needlework
  • September: Why You Need Yellow in Your Life with Jacqui Clarkson
  • October: Working with Felt Markers with Vicki Wittershein
  • November: Stitch-In/Review of Woodlawn Exhibit
  • December: Holiday Party and Election of Officers

Check out our prior yearly program pages to see the myriad of fun projects and techniques:

Since one of NJNA’s missions is to give back to our community, we have done various Community Service Projects over the years.  Our most recent Community Service Projects are Alice Peterson’s Children’s Classic Books canvas, which was presented to the Bernards Township Library for the Children’s Library and Hearts for Hospice.

We have also spent time remembering some of our members who are no longer with us (NJNA Remembers…).

Program Archive