April Miniature Events

Check out these events happening online this month:

Tuesdays (ongoing); 4pm Pacific
Mini Cyber Club (MCC) Hosts Escape from Quarantine Meeting (Zoom)
Join other miniaturists in conversation while working on minis.
More info

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.
More info

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.
More info

April 17, 2021; 9am Pacific
NAME Workshop: Spring Flower Basket in various scales with Pamela Ridgely
Online via Zoom
Order the workshop kit before April 2, 2021. Sales for this kit close on April 17.
More info

April 18, 2021; 10am Pacific
NAME Workshop: 1″ Spring Is Coming Tea Set with Bethina Murta
Online via Zoom
Sales for this kit close on April 17.
More info

April 24 & 25, 2021; 1pm – 5pm Pacific
NAME Workshop: Make a Witch or a Santa, Sculpting in Quarter Scale with Cat Wingler
Online via Zoom
NOTE: This class is full but is taking names for a waiting list and may be offered more than once.
More info

Find upcoming events on the calendar page of the NAME N2 website and at create.miniatures.org.


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.

March Miniature Events

Check out these events happening online this month:

Tuesdays (ongoing); 4pm Pacific
Mini Cyber Club (MCC) Hosts Escape from Quarantine Meeting (Zoom)
Join other miniaturists in conversation while working on minis.
More info

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.
More info

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.
More info

March 20, 2021
MiniCals Spring Fling Potluck and Flea Market POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
M&L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill, CA
Contact Ruth Heisch, grouchybeartoo@aol.com for more info and to reserve a space.

March 27-28, 2021; 10am Pacific
NAME Workshop: 1″ Scale Captain Jack Book Nook with Bonnie Helterhoff
Online via Zoom
Order the workshop kit before March 12, 2021. Sales for this kit close on April 27.
More info

April 9-11, 2021 POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 6-8, 2022
NAME All-Scales Houseparty in Portland, OR
More info

Find upcoming events on the calendar page of the NAME N2 website and at create.miniatures.org.


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.

Check Out These November Mini Events

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.
More info

October 16-18; November 13-15; December 4-6, 2020
Wine Country Show – Limited Preview
Lodi, CA
Debbie Heard is accepting reservations to attend a monthly “preview show.” Individuals or a very small group of people may contact Debbie to reserve a time.
More info

November 7, 2020; 10am – 1pm Pacific
NAME MaKitz (Zoom session)
Pamela Ridgley of SDK Miniatures will host an informal online session. You may ask advice about the London Flower Cart (MaKitz), or just visit for a bit.
More info

November 8 & December 6, 2020
Trellis with Planter Box (Zoom workshop)
Deb Laue from The Itty Bitties miniature club will provide instruction online for creating a 1:12 (1″ scale) trellis box with a climbing rose. Cost: $65 plus $5 postage. Registration: deb@dragonflyintl.com
More info

November 14, 2020; 9am Pacific
NAME Lunch and Learn (Zoom session)
Amanda Kelly will introduce online viewers to the world of 3D printing.
More info

November 14, 2020; 10am – 1pm Pacific
NAME Lunch and Learn (Zoom session)
Kristie Norman and Cindy McDaniel will host an informal Zoom session. You may ask for advice about your Olde Cottage (MaKitz), furnishings, or just visit for a bit.
More info

November 21 -or- November 28, 2020; 9:30 am Pacific
Gingerbread Kaffeeklatsch and Build Day (Zoom session)
Participants will be working on their choice of a micro or 1:48 gingerbread kit from True2Scale – regardless of when it was purchased. This is a free session hosted by Carol Kubrican (True2Scale). Registrants will choose which date they prefer to participate (first come basis).
More info and registration

November 21, 2020
Christmas Magical Snow Cake (Zoom workshop)
Betinha Murta will be teaching how to work with cold porcelain and make silicone molds to create a 1″ scale cake with a Christmas design. All parts included in the kit. Cost $125.
More info

November 28, 2020
Making 1″ Scale Christmas Cookies from Molds (Zoom workshop)
Ruth Stewart will be teaching how to use molds and decorate Christmas cookies. Participants will receive 6 Christmas molds with the class kit. Cost $145.
More info

Find the latest information about miniature events happening in the NAME N2 Region on the calendar page of the N2 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.

Online Event: Gingerbread Kaffeeklatsch and Build Day

DATE: Saturday, November 21, 2020
LOCATION: online, via Zoom

Participants will be working on their choice of a micro or 1:48 gingerbread kit from True2Scale – regardless of when it was purchased. This is a free event hosted by Carol Kubrican (True2Scale). More info and registration

Photo of event

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Register for a Zoom Workshop: Trellis with Planter Box

DATES: Sunday, Nov. 8 & Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020.
LOCATION: Online via Zoom

photo of planter box with flowers

Deb Laue from The Itty Bitties miniature club will provide instruction online for creating a 1:12 (1″ scale) trellis box with a climbing rose.

This is a 2-session class taking place via Zoom. On Sunday, Nov. 8th, participants will assemble the trellis box and the climbing rose bush. On Dec. 6th, the geraniums and all of the filler flowers will be completed.

All the artwork will be provided with step-by-step instructions on how to make the various flowers.

Cost: $65 plus $5 postage. The class price includes all the supplies needed to make the project, including 5 specialty paper punches and the laser cut planter box. The only tools participants need to supply are scissors, tweezers, and tacky or turbo tacky glue.

If you already have punches that you’d like to use, Deb will adjust the class fee by the cost of any punch you don’t need sent to you. The class uses the following punches: Small – Tri leaf, Hydra cluster and Cedar Sprig; Mini punches – the Daisy and Bell Flower or Cherry Blossom.

To sign up for the online workshop, email deb@dragonflyintl.com

trellis with planter box photo

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.

Join Mini Cyber Club for an Online NAME Day 2020

The 2020 NAME Day project is the sink and cabinet for the craft room.

October 3rd (1″ and 1/2″ scale)
October 24th (1/4″ scale)

With the unfortunate damper on all things in-person these days, NAME Day events are not able to happen in many or most areas. So Mini Cyber Club (an official NAME club) is planning an all-day event on ZOOM so that miniaturists can at least meet face-to-face online; which seems to be the new way of gathering to share the love of all things miniature.

All NAME members are invited to join, whether you are a member of Mini Cyber Club or not. If you register, you will receive the login information and any other information available to registrants. See the schedule below.

There is no cost. There will be tempting food thoughts, as well as recipes and talk, but you are on your own to actually provide those food items that will help you sustain yourself through the day. Chocolate is highly recommended for firm, attention-enhancing, steady hands for all miniature creativity.

On Saturday, October 3rd, Official NAME Day this year, we will start off with a session of: demos, tips and tricks and question answering for the 1:12 and 1:24 (1″& ½”) scale NAME Day project for this year. The instructions and parts for those two scales are more or less the same.
10:00 AM to 12:00 noon (PDT), 1:00 to 3:00 PM (EDT)
12:00 to 3:00 PM (PDT), 3:00 to 5:00 (EDT), reverse painting technique demo to make the top to your counter. Luci will demo how you can light your area.
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT), 5:00 to 7:00 (EDT), will be a time for surprises, prizes, games and chat. After that period, those who choose to continue to work and chat can go until sunrise if needed but will not have instruction after hours. You can help each other however, just like in clubs.

For you Quarter Scalers, instruction and demos will be Saturday, October 24th, 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon (PDT), 1:00 to 3:00 PM (EDT). Many of you Quarter Scalers are participating in the Quarter Connection NAME Day; therefore you may start your kit there, and Mini Cyber Club will be available to help with questions and finishing the week after. Those who will be doing the quarter scale on their own, MCC will be there to help from start to finish if needed, or at least for two hours. Quarter Scalers will want to join us on October 3rd however, for the Reverse Painting Technique, the Lighting and the Games and Chat portions.

Please be sure you have ordered your kits. There are some cutters who can still take orders, so you will have to ask them if they can accommodate you. See the Cutter List on the NAME website and fill out the Registration Form.

Questions? Email Barbara Thornton-Hill

—Barbara Thornton-Hill, bathca@gmail.com


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.

Register Now for an Online NAME Day 2020

The 2020 NAME Day project is the sink and cabinet for the craft room.

Have you ordered your NAME Day kit or are you going to cut your own?  Cutters are listed in the May/June Gazette and on the NAME website (scroll down to the bottom of the page).  Some cutters have Aug 15, 2020 as a cut-off date for orders. IT’S AUGUST!!

If you are going to join the Mini Cyber Day’s event – Oct 24, 2020, email Barbara Thornton-Hill to register.  We will demonstrate all 3 scales, and have some other fun things. More info

—Marcia Hudspeth, Mini Cyber Club Membership


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.

Register Now for the NAME Online Workshops, Theme Luncheons

REGISTER HERE: https://miniatures.org/MiniatureEvent

Several of the pre-convention and registered workshop instructors who were scheduled to teach in Indianapolis will be teaching their workshops online during the week of July 19 (this is the week that would have been the NAME National Convention). There is no event registration fee; just the cost of the workshops.

During the Online Event, Roundtable and Mega Roundtable kits will be available for purchase. More information will be available closer to the July 20th date.

HOW TO REGISTER
Participants must register through the NAME website. THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS OF NAME. The list of available workshops and their times – as well as registration information – is listed on the NAME website, miniatures.org. Sign up early, as there will be a limited number of spaces available.

Find more information on the NAME website.

Updated Registration Info for NAME Online Workshops

The information for the event is still not on the NAME website. Please do not call the NAME Office. It will be announced on all of the groups as soon as it is ready. All registration needs to be done online, so please read the instructions and if you have questions you can contact me. 
Barbara Thornton-Hill
bathca@gmail.com

More information about the Online Event.

Change of Date for Registering for the NAME Online Workshops

CORRECTION: A previous message about the NAME Online Event stated that workshop signups will begin today (Monday, June 5, 2020). This has been changed to TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2020.


HOW TO REGISTER
Participants must register through the NAME website. THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS OF NAME. The list of available workshops and their times – as well as registration information – will be listed on the NAME website, miniatures.org, beginning on Tuesday, June 9th. Sign up early, as there will be a limited number of spaces available.

ABOUT THE ONLINE EVENT
Several of the pre-convention and registered workshop instructors who were scheduled to teach in Indianapolis will be teaching their workshops online during the week of July 19 (this is the week that would have been the NAME National Convention). There is no event registration fee; just the cost of the workshops.

During the Online Event, Roundtable and Mega Roundtable kits will be available for purchase. More information will be available closer to the July 20th date.

Find more information on the NAME website.

Announcing the NAME Online Event, July 20-26, 2020

Several of the pre-convention and registered workshop instructors who were scheduled to teach in Indianapolis will be teaching their workshops online during the week of July 19 (this is the week that would have been the NAME National Convention). There is no event registration fee; just the cost of the workshops.

During the Online Event, Roundtable and Mega Roundtable kits will be available for purchase. More information will be available closer to the July 20th date.

HOW TO REGISTER
Participants must register through the NAME website. THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS OF NAME. The list of available workshops and their times – as well as registration information – will be listed on the NAME website, miniatures.org, beginning on Tuesday, June 9th. Sign up early, as there will be a limited number of spaces available.

Find more information on the NAME website.