NSNG History

 

Our guild was started in March 1968 with a group of fifteen women, the North Suburban Embroiders' Guild, a chapter of Embroiderers' Guild, Craftsman Branch Inc. (which was a chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild, London). As membership increased we affiliated with National Standards Council of American Embroiderers. We had a jury committee to accept members. This has evolved over the years to accept anyone interested in furthering the art of fiber related work with a threaded needle. Original needlework has always been encouraged.

Our guild has been composed of equally talented stitchers who have commissioned works, written books on needlework, taught all over the world and enjoyed the art of needlework to the fullest. We span the gamut from contemporary to traditional fiberwork - something for everyone.

Our membership has fluctuated but always stayed over 100 members. over the years we have had b-annual shows and currently an annual show to let the community know that neeedlework has been lifted out of the realm of "handiwork" into the realm of art.

In April of 2017 our name was changed to the North Suburban NeedleArts Guild, Ltd. to better describe our commitment to all forms of needlework.

Past Presidents have been:

1968 Peggy Love   1998 - 2000 Jan Kent
1969 Frannie Knight   2000 - 2002 Kandy Schneider
1970 - 1972

Kitt Heidel

  2002 - 2004 Ann Poe
1974 - 1976 Dot Woodsome   2004 - 2006 Jan Kent
1976 - 1978 Jeannine Bowen   2006 - 2008 Susan Fraerman
1978 - 1980 Jan Bente   2008 - 2010 Mary Jo Eckhart
1980 - 1982 Rosemary Joseph   2010 - 2012 Alice Jenks
1982 - 1984 Barbara Hill   2012 - 2014 Beth Polonsky
1984 - 1986 Dorothy Turner   2014 - 2016 Valerie Rodelli
1986 - 1988 Betty Wyld   2016 - Beth Polonsky
1988 - 1990 Bernice Wineberg      
1990 - 1992 Jane Lorenza      
1992 - 1994 Rita Clarke      
1994 - 1996 Rita Clarke      
1996 - 1998 Karen Rockenbach      

 

 

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Last Updated June 1, 2017