Barbara Adams: Marilynn’s Sewing Cupboard

Barbara constructed this NAME Day 2017 Armoire Project for the NAME Day workday in Morgan Hill, CA. The event was hosted by MiniCals and Through the Looking Glass clubs on Sept. 30, 2017.

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Barbara’s 1:12 scale armoire is full of sewing notions.


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Deadline For MiniCals NAME Day Sign Ups

This is the last week to sign up for MiniCals and Through the Looking Glass’s NAME Day.  Kit orders must be turned in on September 1, 2018. Smaller scale kits are available if you would like to join MiniCals and work on a 1/4 or 1/2 scale kit. Please contact Ruth before Saturday, Sept. 1.

Don’t forget any special fabric you may want to work with for the desk kit makeover. Wallpaper can be made from your fabric. MiniCals has lots of papers, trims and wood for your special desk.

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Sample of a finished desk and chair.

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Chair option

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2018 N2 Region NAME Day Events

This year’s NAME Day event is “BEDROOM – PART III: Desk and Chair.” Plans for the armoire are provided in various scales in the July/August 2018 issue of the NAME Gazette. Kits in various scales will be available. The desk and chair have been designed to coordinate with the bedroom furniture from previous NAME Days. This is the final piece for the bedroom.

Please see below for various event dates.

To participate in NAME Day, contact one of the N2 region members who are hosting an event (below). If you are unable to attend a local event, you may purchase a kit from Barbara Thornton-Hill (deadline: 9/15/18) or other cutters.

Online events are also happening (see below).

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Events in the N2 Region

Morgan Hill, CA
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10 am
MiniCals & Through the Looking Glass will host a one inch scale event at M & L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill. Lots of trims, papers and accessories for our “Make it your Own” desk. You can also make it to accompany the armoire and bunks.   You may request a 1/4 inch kit and use trims etc., but desk accessories are one inch scale only. Breakfast and lunch, snacks and beverage. Silent auction, shoebox sales and exhibits. Bring a tool kit and jig. Cost $45. Contact Ruth Heisch

Fresno, CA
Thursday, October 4, 2018, 9 am
Participants may choose from 1″, 1/2″, or 1/4″ scales. Kits will be ordered ahead of time so anyone can contact Barbara about the scale they desire. Meeting at HobbyTown (Blackstone and Barstow). Lunch will be at a nearby restaurant. Then back to work until a dessert break in the middle of the afternoon. New registrants should contact Barbara by July 1, 2018. Contact Barbara Fairbanks

Sacramento, CA
Saturday, October 6, 2018
By Small Design will host an all scales event. Potluck, gifts and raffle. Bring a dish to serve 5 people. Meeting at Sierra Arden Church of Christ, 890 Morse Ave., Sacramento (2 min. from the Elegant Dollhouse Store). $20.00 plus the cost of the kit. 1″ kits are $21.00; 1/2″ kits are $14.00; 1/4 ” kits are $10.00; and 1/144 ” kits are $8.00. Contact Pattie Hong

Hawaii
Saturday, October 6, 2018, 9 am – 5 pm
Naomi Losch is hosting a NAME Day at her home for everyone located around the islands. She is located in Kailua, Oahu. Naomi will order kits in each person’s choice of scale. Brown bag lunch, snacks and door prizes. The money collected for the door prizes will be donated to NAME. Contact Naomi Losch

Benicia, CA
Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10 am – 3 pm

Attendees will have their choice of scale: 1/4 inch, 1/2 inch and/or 1 inch. The choice of scale is due upon signup. Lunch, light refreshments, and drinks are included. Other kits will be available for sale also. Contact Karen Tomajan

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Online Events

MiniCyberClub.com
September 29-30, 2018
Live workshop instructions for NAME Members Only. Register online.

Quarter Connection
October 20-21, 2018. Registration has closed. Wait list. Payment is due July 15. 
Quarter inch scale. Auctions, swaps, and more. All proceeds from the NAME Day weekend will go to NAME. More info


More information about the NAME Day project is available on the NAME website.


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Make Your Plans for NAME Day 2018

The purpose of NAME Day is to unite and involve all NAME members by doing the same project on the same day at different locations throughout the U.S. and internationally. Participation in an event may occur in clubs, locally, statewide, regionally, or online.

NAME Day will take place on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Expanded events (or areas with conflicting dates) should occur as close to this date as is reasonably possible.

Project: All events will center on the same project – “BEDROOM – PART 3: Desk and Chair” to go with the armoire and bunk bed from the previous NAME Day events. The armoire and bunk bed kits will also be available this year. Plans for the desk and chair will be provided in 1”, 1⁄2” and 1⁄4” scale as soon as they are available. Some cutters will produce kits for 1/144” scale.

More info is available on the NAME website.

Deadlines

April 1, 2018 – List Event
Are you organizing an event for NAME Day? Let Luci Hanson know the details so that your event can be listed in the Gazette, on the NAME website, and on the N2 Region’s website. Email Luci.

August 15, 2018 – Order Kits
Official deadline for ordering from the cutters. However cutters may opt to accept orders later. Watch the listings in the Gazette for individual deadlines.

August 31, 2018 – Cutters Ship Kits
Date when the cutters can ship the kits. International shipping dates may be earlier.

October 6, 2018 – NAME Day
Some groups may set a later date to accommodate other considerations.

More information about NAME Day in the N2 Region will be posted as it becomes available.


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NAME’s Online Mini Club

There are many NAME members who do not have access to a club nearby or cannot travel to share their love of miniatures. For that reason, the Mini Cyber Club was created. It’s an online club with is own website and a chatroom. A full team of organizers laid out a plan to include lots of activities like any other club.

The club’s digital doors are open to NAME members and guests. The guests have a 90-day grace period to join NAME and participate in the NAME sponsored activities like NAME Day, houseparties, conventions, Hallmark contests, etc.

Free seminars and workshops are planned for the club (like any other club) and quarterly live meetings will help the members get to know each other. The team that manages the club is made up of seasoned veterans of NAME. For a list of the team members, visit the club website.

You may join the website and Yahoo group here. Fill in the form and submit it. In a day or so, you will be invited to join the group and be given a link. Be sure to use that link right away so the the invitation does not expire.

So far, the club has had an auction, two free seminars (one on making mods and one on using the molds to make the parts) with more to come. See the current activities.

Some of the activities planned for Fall and Early Winter 2017:

  • Sept. 1-24, 2017 Fall theme free project
  • Oct. 21, 2017 NAME Day on the web, including a live demo on how to assemble the NAME Day kit
  • Oct. 28, 2017 Seminar on working with clay (optional project to follow)
  • Nov. 1-10, 2017 1/4″ workshop, “A room for the holidays”
  • Nov. 18, 2017 Meet the pros in the chat room for Q and A
  • Dec. 9-10, 2017 Holiday party with optional gift exchange

Visit as a guest or become a member of the online club.


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Darwin Spring: A Display that Illustrates Miniature “Scales”

Darwin created this project to illustrate the various scales to non-miniaturists. The display uses the 2011 NAME Day project (the work center) in 1″, 1/2″ 1/4″ and 1/144 scales. Darwin exhibited the display at the NAME Sacramento Houseparty.

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Darwin Spring illustrated “scale” using the work center project.

Linda Vertrees: NAME Day projects

Linda exhibited these 1″ scale scenes at the Sacramento Houseparty. The bunk beds are from the 2016 NAME Day. The alcove is from the 2012 NAME Day. Congratulations to Linda for completing her NAME Day projects!

Linda Vertrees is from Sacramento, CA, and is a member of the Itty Bitty Club.

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Linda created this scene using the 2016 NAME Day bunk beds.

 

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Linda Verhees created this quilt shop using the 2012 NAME Day alcove.

Make Your Plans for NAME Day 2017

The purpose of NAME Day is to unite and involve all NAME members by doing the same project on the same day at different locations throughout the US and internationally. Participation in an event may occur in clubs, locally, statewide, regionally, or online.

NAME Day will take place on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Expanded events (or areas with conflicting dates) should occur as close to this date as is reasonably possible.

Project: All events will center on the same project – “BEDROOM – PART II: The Armoire”. Plans for the armoire will be provided in 1”, 1⁄2” and 1⁄4” scale as soon as they are available. Some cutters will produce kits for 1/144” scale. This armoire has been designed to coordinate with the bunk beds from 2016. The bunk bed kits will also be available this year. In 2018, the final piece for this room will be available.

More info is available on the NAME website.

Deadlines

April 1, 2017 – List Event
Are you organizing an event for NAME Day? Let Ruth Heisch know the details so that your event can be listed in the Gazette, on the NAME website, and on the N2 Region’s website. Email Ruth.

August 15, 2017 – Order Kits
Official deadline for ordering from the cutters. However cutters may opt to accept orders later. Watch the listings in the Gazette for individual deadlines.

August 31, 2017 – Cutters Ship Kits
Date when the cutters can ship the kits. International shipping dates may be earlier.

October 7, 2017 – NAME Day
Some groups may set a later date to accommodate other considerations.

 

More information about NAME Day in the N2 Region will be posted as it becomes available.

MiniCals 2016 NAME Day

On October 1, 2016, The MiniCals and Through the Looking Glass hosted a “Backwoods Bunks” NAME Day. The event was held in Morgan Hill, CA. A light breakfast, lunch, gifts galore, shoebox sales, project exhibits, silent auction and lots of FUN was enjoyed by all. Thank you to Rhona Lee for the photos.

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Judy Pick’s version looks great!

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Questions anyone?

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Some of the MiniCal members at NAME Day 2016.

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Lisa Panken is smiling….she’s got it!

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This is Beth Newick’s layout. By golly, she’s got it, too!

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1/4″ Scale Christmas Box


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2016 NAME Day Events

NAME Day 2016 Project

NAME Day is BACK!

Put October 1, 2016 on your calendar! This year’s event is “Going Bunkers” and features a bunk bed in several scales. Here are several different examples, created by JP Sligh:

To participate in NAME Day, contact one of the N2 region members who are hosting an event (below). If you are unable to attend a local event, kits are available to order (click on “NAME Day Cutters List”).

Quarter Connection is also hosting an online event for quarter scale miniaturists (see below).

Events in the N2 Region

Benicia, CA
October 1, 2016

A variety of scales will be offered.
Contact Suzanne Harrington-Cole for more info.

Fresno, CA
October 1, 2016, 9 am – 3 or 4 pm

Participants will meet at HobbyTown (Blackstone and Barstow) at 9 am. Kits will be ordered ahead of time so anyone can contact Barbara about the scale they desire. Sweet rolls for breakfast, make the kit, break for lunch, back to work, then an afternoon treat.
Contact Barbara for more info.

Morgan Hill, CA
October 1, 2016

The MiniCals and Through the Looking Glass will be hosting a “Backwoods Bunks” NAME day event. We are also offering an optional twin bed kit if that is preferred. Please join us for light breakfast, lunch, gifts galore, shoebox sales, project exhibits, silent auction and lots of FUN! Email Ruth Heisch or call 408-386-4515.

Sacramento, CA
October 29, 2016, 9:30 am – 4 pm

Potluck lunch (bring enough to serve 10 people), drawing for prizes, gifts given throughout the day, NAME grab bags and lots of fun. Cost: $15.00 plus the cost of the kit; 1″ is $15.00, 1/2 ” is  $10.00, 1/4 ” is $8.00 and 1/144 th is $6.00. Arden-Demick Library,  891 Watt Ave., Sacramento. Email Pattie Hong or call 530-432-3271.

Hawaii
October 8, 9 am – 5 pm
Naomi Losch is hosting a NAME Day at her home for everyone located around the islands. Kailua, Oahu. Email Naomi or call (808) 261-9038.

Online Event

Quarter Connection
October 15th and 16th. Registration opens June 15th.
Cost will be $15 plus $5 shipping (anywhere in the world). All proceeds from the NAME Day weekend will go to NAME. More info


General information about the NAME Day project is available on the NAME website.


This information is offered as a service to the community of miniature enthusiasts. If you know of a miniature related event or have information/photos to share, please contact the N.A.M.E. N2 Region Webmaster.