What is Needlepoint? 2005

Each year, ANG needle artists from across the United States and Canada share the best of their talents in the Annual Seminar Exhibit. For one marvelous week, the pieces may be seen by seminar participants and the public.
The exhibit is judged by highly qualified certified judges. Ribbons are awarded for excellence and special awards recognize accomplishments in specific techniques and styles.
It is interesting to view the exhibit, but more valuable to have an opportunity to study the award winning pieces and to learn by looking. When we train our eyes to truly see, we can begin to absorb and understand the process by which the artist produces the masterpiece.

This year we are privileged to listen in on a conversation between Tony Minieri (TM) and Judy Souliotis (JS) as they walk through the Exhibit that was hung in Nashville Tennessee. (ED indicates some editorial comments to clarify items.) Stitchers whose work accompanies this discussion were asked to provide additional information about their work. To read the stitcher's comments and view a larger picture, please click on the name of the piece or on the small photograph.

The pieces are listed with the piece number and description of the category, stitcher name and piece name, any ribbons won, and if applicable, designer and Stitch Guide creator.

To see the full-size image of the piece, click on the image.

To see the artist's statement for each piece, click on the artist's name.

To read the conversation excerpt about a specific piece, click on the piece name.

To see the complete conversation, click here.

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Item

Artist's Name

Piece Name

Ribbons

104NP

Natalie Kleinberg

The Tiny Power of One

Honorable Mention

107NP

Nancy Pardue

Altamont Pass California

Honorable Mention

1003P

Pamela Gardner

Autumn Jewels

Small Masterpiece

1013P

Gay Ann Rogers

The Guardian Angel of Hollyhock House

Sampler, Second Place

1014P

Mary Ellen Searcy

Woman of the Desert Winds

Third Place

1020P

Rosalyn Cherry-Soliel

Reflecting

Honorable Mention

1021P

Rosalyn Cherry-Soliel

Babes in the Woods

Best In Show, Judges Award, First Place

204NP

Joanna Roberts

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Ceiling

Creative Inspiration, Tennessee State Award, First Place

208NP

Faye Robinson

Into the Garden

Second Place

302NP

Ellen Daniels

The Lady and the Castle in an Autumn Landscape

Delegates Choice, First Place
Princess Grace Award

303NP

Sue Goss

Tuscany

Honorable Mention

304NP

Sue Goss

Blue Ribbon Sampler

Second Place

3003P

Debby Powell Franklin

Flavor of the Month – Florentine Flavors

Second Place

3005P

Toni Gerdes

Independence Day

First Place

3007P

Penny M Boswinkle

Imperial Topaz

Third Place

406NP

Mary Carol Kluesner

Rooster

Third Place

411NP

Rena Sukenik

Oriental Cranes Kimono

Judges Choice, Second Place

413NP

Becky L Worsham

Jack Meets Bargello

First Place

4003P

Pamela D Pabst

Natasha

Second Place

4004P

Pamela D Pabst

Indochine

First Place

502NP

Robin King

Insomnia

 

504NP

Cheri White

Whimsical Wizards

First Place

5002P

Katherine Becker

Halloween Village

People’s Choice, First Place

603NP

Dorothy Bull

Stumpwork Iris

Founder’s Award, Third Place

612NP

Kim Guhman

Prelude to Peace

Second Place

621NP

Judy Kotick

Fall Foliage

Honorable Mention

623NP

Susan Marks

Lost River Canyon

First Place

6004P

Cathe B McEnerney

Exploring Goldwork: Out of the Box

First Place

6005P

Victoria Nessel

Very Berry

Second Place