Nina Goerres was a long-time member of the San Bernardino Chapter of ANG. There is a ribbon for the Best Christmas Project named for her given at ANG’s Seminar each year.
The chapter is honoring her with a series of designs, with a new one each year. The list of designers contributing projects includes: Sue Reed, Janet Zickler Casey, Carol, Algie Higginbotham, StitchPlay (Carole Lake & Michael Boren), and Amy Wolfson. Many of these teachers knew Nina personally. Through these projects SBCANG continues her legacy of encouraging stitchers and the art of needlepoint.
On the SBCANG site there is a lovely quote by past chapter President Diane Ackley about her friend:
Nina loved holiday stitching, and I remember her agonizing over what stitch and thread to use in each ornament she stitched. She made at least one new ornament each year.
This is what Amy Wolfson says about her:
Nina was my publishing mentor. She was tough, blunt, and to the point. I trusted her to know what I needed to become a success in the needlework world. When I was ready to publish a design, Nina was the best proofreader I had. She couldn’t always stitch for me, but she would correct the text, look at the charts, and ‘shoot from the hip.’ Nina, in a way, was like a mother who tells the whole world how proud she is of her daughter, but the daughter never hears those words. She only finds out later from those who were privileged to have heard them.
Nina did not give compliments often, at least not to me. But one day, a few years ago, she said to me, ‘Well, I guess I have to say, I knew you when.’ Now, there’s a compliment if I ever knew one. God bless you, Nina. I sure miss you, my dear friend.
The price for each design is $20 for delivery by e-mail and $26 for delivery by USPS. You can link to them all from the chapter’s home page.
About Janet M Perry
Janet Perry is the Internet's leading authority on needlepoint. She designs, teaches and writes, getting raves from her fans for her innovative techniques, extensive knowledge and generous teaching style. A leading writer of stitch guides, she blogs here and lives on an island in the northeast corner of the SF Bay with her family
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