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September/October 2017 Newsletter

The electronic version of the newsletter was sent out on August 21. The printed version will be available for pick-up at the evening meeting on August 21, or mailed out shortly thereafter.

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2016 State Fair Recap

Congratulations to all our members who won ribbons at the 2016 State Fair!

Each year St. Paul Needleworkers sponsors three special awards that go to the Sweepstakes winners for Counted Cross Stitch, Embroidery and Crewel, and Hardanger. The award includes a one-year membership in SPN. This year congratulations go to:

Tally B., who won the Sweepstakes for Counted Cross Stitch with her entry in Class 199, Counted Cross Stitch, Original Design.


Sweepstakes for Counted Cross Stitch

Sue F., who won the Sweepstakes for Embroidery and Crewel with her entry in Class 173, Embroidery & Crewel, Embroidered item other than listed above.

Sweepstakes for Embroidery & Crewel

Jackie G., who won the Sweepstakes for Hardanger with her entry in Class 119, Haraner, piece over 30 but under 72 in..

Sweepstakes for Hardanger

Here is the list of SPN members who won ribbons in the embroidery categories this year. If we missed anyone, our apologies - please let us know.

    Denise B.
  • Class 142, Canvas work, Picture, framed, 50-120 sq. in., 1st place. This piece also won an award from 3 Kittens Needle Arts.

    Carol B.

  • Class 194, Counted Cross Stitch, Wall hanging, not framed, 3rd place

  • Class 110, Honey & Bee Culture, Creative Bee Artwork, Counted Cross Stitch, 4th place

    Mary C.

  • Class 138, Canvas Work, Bargello, 2nd place

  • Class 167, Embroidery & Crewel, Drawn/Pulled Threadwork, 1st place. This piece also won an award from the Needlework Guild of Minnesota.

  • Class 175, Embroidery & Crewel, Counted thread technique other than cross stitch or Hardanger, 1st place. This piece also won an award from the Needlework Guild of Minnesota as the runner-up to the Sweepstakes for Embroidery & Crewel.

    Elaine F.

  • Class 678, Decorative Crafts, Needlewoven Beadwork, 3-D object, 1st place. This piece also won an award from the Upper Midwest Bead Society.

    Nancy F.

  • Class 148, Canvas Work, Counted specialty stitches, smaller than 80 sq. in., 3rd place

  • Class 266, Rugs, Woven, 2nd place.

    Lynne M.

  • Class 118, Hardanger, Piece 30 in. and under, not framed

    Sandra R.

  • Class 149, Canvas Work, Counted specialty stitches, 80 sq. in. and larger, 3rd place.

  • Class 173, Embroidery & Crewel, Embroidered item other than listed above, 3rd place.


    Sandra R.

  • Counted specialty stitches, canvas or congress cloth, Canvas work, needlepoint, smaller than 80 sq. in, Lot 148, 1st place

    Needlework Guild of Minnesota award winner for lots 148-149 combined
  • Counted specialty stitches, canvas or congress cloth, Canvas work, needlepoint, 80 sq. in. and larger, Lot 149, 1st place

    American Needlework Guild annual membership winner for lots 148-149 combined
  • Canvas work, needlepoint, Lot 150, 4th place

    Jane T.

  • Class 143, Canvas Work, Picture, Framed, 120-250 sq. in., 1st place.

  • Class 150, Canvas Work, item other than listed above, 1st place. This piece also won an award from the Needlework Guild of Minnesota.

  • Class 153, Canvas Work, Religious Article, 1st place. This entry also won the Sweepstakes for Canvas and an award from Needlework Unlimited.

    Thanks to Volunteers!

    A big thank you to everyone who demonstrated at the 2016 Minnesota State Fair.  I hope you had lots of fun.  Thanks for demonstrating and talking and encouraging interested people to sign up.  

    Thanks to Roxanne N., Marilee S., Becky L., Alice L., Pat P., Ashly S., Jan K., Dee S., and Carol B. for giving their time and promoting St. Paul Needleworkers.  Special thanks to Laura E., Cathy E. Kim H., and Lynne M. for taking 2 shifts and spending 6 hours demonstrating.  Also, thanks to Becky L. who set up and took down our display.

    I am very grateful to everyone for a successful State Fair. See you next year!

    Susan R.
    State Fair Coordinator


 
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