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Tuesdays (ongoing); 4pm Pacific
Mini Cyber Club (MCC) Hosts Escape from Quarantine Meeting (Zoom)
Join other miniaturists in conversation while working on minis.
Wednesdays (ongoing); 4pm Pacific
Round TUIT Roundtable Work Sessions (Zoom)
Debbie Young hosts a weekly online meeting on Wednesdays to work on Roundtables – not just hers, but any and all Roundtables you have acquired over the years. Share the Roundtables you have recently completed, pick up assembly tips and visit while you work.
Fridays – every other (ongoing); 10am – 1pm Pacific
NAME UFOers Meeting (Zoom)
Join Debbie Colombo as she hosts a bi-weekly meeting to work on UFO’s. If you don’t have any to work on don’t worry…you can work on any project you would like to…or join us just to chat. This is just a few hours to visit with others while working on miniatures.
July 19 -24, 2021
NAME Online Auction
July 24 – 31, 2021
NAME’s Camp Makamini
A special, week-long NAME Camp Makamini event on create.miniatures.org. Participants will receive a daily camp newsletter; join in on free activities and a scavenger hunt; and receive prizes for wearing their Camp Makamini t-shirts while attending live Create sessions (see the sessions on the Create Calendar). Camp will finish with a Zoom Campfire Event on July 31st. Camp Makamini is free; t-shirts and workshops are optional.
July 24, 2021; 10 am – 6 pm Pacific
Camp Makamini 1/4″ Scale Cabin Workshop
Online via Zoom
Join Debbie Young in creating a 1/4″ scale cabin (the 1/2″ scale session will be held July 25). Sales for this kit close on July 24. Orders placed between July 10 and July 24 may not arrive in time for the Zoom session.
July 25, 2021; 10 am – 6 pm Pacific
Camp Makamini 1/2″ Scale Cabin Workshop
Online via Zoom
Join Debbie Young in creating a 1/2″ scale cabin (the 1/4″ scale session will be held July 24). Sales for this kit close on July 25. Orders placed between July 10 and July 25 may not arrive in time for the Zoom session.
July 26 – Aug. 1, 2021
NAME Quick Minis
Quick Minis are small kits that cost up to $15. They usually take up to a couple hours to complete.
July 31, 2021; 10 am Pacific
NAME Lunch & Learn with Michelle Miller–Landscaping your Makamini Cabin
Online via Zoom
Michelle will be demonstrating landscaping techniques with the Makamini Cabin in mind. Work along with Michelle during the Lunch and Learn or just come and listen. This session will be recorded and available to review and refer to as you work on your landscaping.
August 14, 2021
9th Annual Miniatures in the Wine Country Show
Two shows about 1 mile apart. 50+ tables of miniatures plus dollhouse and room boxes. $5 admission gets you into both shows.
1st Show: Eagles Hall, 217 E. Lockeford Street Lodi, CA 95240; 10:00am-4:00pm
2nd Show: Deb’s Showroom, 1024 Industrial Way Suite A Lodi, CA 95240; 9:00am-5:00pm
August 14, 2021; 10 am – 2 pm Pacific
NAME Workshop: Summer Garden in a Barrel Workshop
Online via Zoom
Join Pamela Ridgley in creating a 1″, 1/2″, or 1/4″ scale arrangement of a tomato plant with tomatoes and buds, mint and parsley in a barrel.
August 22, 2021; 10 am – 2 pm Pacific
NAME Workshop: 1:!2 Basket of Breads with Carolyn McVicker
Online via Zoom
Students will make various types of breads from baguettes, Italian breads, mountain breads, muffins, parker rolls, knot rolls, roman-wheel bread, croissants and a few others. To receive your kit in time for the class, you must order before August 8, 2021.
August 29, 2021; 9 am – 5pm Pacific
NAME Workshop: 1:12 Pastry Delights with Carl Bronsdon
In this online class, students will learn how to use polymer clay to create a variety of fancy pastries and a strawberry topped cake on a cake stand. This workshop is sold out. Wait list available.
September 18, 2021; 9 am – 2 pm Pacific
NAME Workshop: Red Hat Tea Party in various scales with Ginger Landon-Siegel
Build and paint a lavender stipple painted hutch, drape a table with red hat themed fabric and decorate the 3 hats inside the hutch. Create the dimensional teapots and plates to fill the hutch. Sales for this kit close on September 4, 2021.
September 25, 2021; 10am
MiniCals & Through the Looking Glass host NAME Day
M&L Precision, 18665 Madrone Pkwy., Morgan Hill, CA
MiniCals and Through the Looking Glass are inviting area NAME members to take part in the 2021 NAME Day project, “Tiki Time.” There will be door prizes, a silent auction, shoebox sales, exhibits, gifts, breakfast and lunch. Cost $45. For more info, contact Ruth Heisch.
October 2, 2021
Theme: Tiki Bar. NAME Day unites and involves NAME members by doing the same project throughout the US and internationally. Participation in an event may occur in clubs, locally, statewide, regionally, or online. More info
October 9-10, 2021; Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm
Good Sam Showcase of Miniatures
Doubletree Hotel, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA
The largest miniature show west of the Mississippi. Showroom, workshops, children’s workshops, exhibits, door prizes, and more. Benefiting Plane Tree Health Library. More info
January 29, 2022
Annual Miniature Fantasy Show and Sale
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, 6333 Bristol Pkwy, Culver City, CA
The show has an exhibit room for viewing and a sale room for purchasing. Artists working in miniature come from around the country to display and sell their work. Classes on Sunday, Jan. 30. Organized by the Miniatures West Club.
February 17-20, 2022
NAME Online Houseparty
The theme is “Splintered Fairy Tales”
May 6-8, 2022
NAME All-Scales Houseparty in Portland, OR
The theme is “Come Fly with Me”
A regional houseparty which officially begins on Friday and ends on Sunday. Other activities start up early, generally on Thursday. More info
September 1-4, 2022
NAME National in Indianapolis, IN
The theme is “Winter Wonderland”
Every Summer, NAME holds a national convention. The official start of the convention is on Thursday, and ends on Sunday, but other activities begin on Monday. Registration opens Feb. 25, 2022. More info
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