Stitchin' Stuff
 
By Joan Thomasson
Creative Needlepoint and Fiber Design
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Joan Thomasson
18541 Verona Lago Drive, Miromar Lakes, FL 33913
239 - 433 - 3264
Joan@JoanThomasson.com

Embroidery Education: 
Self taught Needlepoint Designer 1972 - 2009. 
Owner/President of Stitchin’ Stuff, Inc., wholesale and retail needlepoint designs. 
ANG Master Teacher 

National Academy of Needle Arts Honors Graduate 2009 

General Education:
Duke University 1961 - 63, B.A. University of Arizona 1965, M.A. in History in 1966 
Teaching Experience:

ANG National Seminars:Anaheim 2013,Philadelphia 2012,Columbus 2010, Milwaukee 2009, Indian Wells 2008, 2007 Baltimore Faculty, 2006 Tucson Faculty, 2005 Nashville Faculty, 2004 Reno Faculty, 2003 Lexington Faculty, 2002 Albuquerque, 2001 Washington D.C., 2000  Kansas City, 1999 Atlanta, 1998 San Diego, 1997 Detroit, 1996 Memphis, 1995 Seattle,

 

Callaway Gardens School of Needlepoint:2012, 2010, 2009 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005,  2004, 2003, 2001, 2000,  1998

 

EGA National Seminars: Louisville 2013,Santa Fe 2012,Naples, Fl 2011,San Francisco 2010, Pittsburgh 2009, Louisville 2008, 2007 Chicago Faculty, 2006 Richmond Faculty, 2005 Atlanta Faculty, 2004 Minneapolis, 2002 Hilton Head, S.C., 2001 Newport Beach, 2000 Orlando, 1999 Danvers, 1998 Louisville, 1997 New Orleans, 1995 Denver

 

National Assembly of Needlearts  2007, 2004,  2003,  2001, and  2000

 

Great Lakes EGA Touring Teacher 1998 and 1997

 

Sun Region (Florida) EGA Touring Teacher 1995

 

Extensive classes for ANG and EGA guilds from Boston to Anchorage, AK and shops

 

Director, SHAPE Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers, Europe) Arts and Crafts Center,Belgium 1981 - 1984.

Publications:/b>&  

Better Homes and Gardens: November 1987, September 1984, December 1979

Needlepoint News: X: December 1988 (cover), Jan 88, Sept 87

Needlepoint Plus: December 1993 (cover), September 1993, December 1992 (cover), December 1991 (cover), February 1991, December 1990 (back cover), December 1989 (cover)

McCall’s Needlework & Crafts: December 1982

Needle Pointers: September 1997 (cover),  January 1997

Needle Arts: June 1998, “Designers Across America”

Needlepoint  Now: 2008 Front Covers of each Nov-Dec Issues November 2000 through 2008 ,March 2000 (front cover),  December 1999 (back cover), 

 .          Their Faith Shall be Known by the Work of Their  Hands, Self published    

Service:/b>

2011 Education Exhibit, National EGA Seminar, Naples, FL

Chairman, Exhibit 2010,2008, 2006, Neapolitan Chapter EGA Chairman/p>

Chairman, Exhibition: - 2000 Rocky Mountain Region Seminar

Chairman, Exhibition - 1995 EGA National Seminar

Chairman, Exhibition - 1991 ANG Colorado Exhibit

Chairman, Exhibition- 1987 EGA Rocky Mountain Region, 2000 Rocky Mountain Region

President, NETA (National Embroidery Teachers  Association), 2003-04.

Chairman, ICNA (International Council of Needlework Associations) 2003.

Member, ANG and EGA, 1986 - present

     
Other:/b>
Designer, Stitcher of Angel Tree for Ronald McDonald House, Denver 2004.
Designer, Stitcher of White House ornament representing Kreinik Mfg., 1997
Designer, Christmas ornament for the White House 1997, representing EGA
Designer, Christmas Tree, Minneapolis Museum of Art, 1997
Designer, stitcher for governor’s mansion Christmas ornaments Colorado 1996
Designer, stitcher of ANG White House Christmas stocking ornaments 1995
Created 105 ornaments for the State of Connecticut to decorate Governor’s Mansion tree 1994
Directed exhibits of art, needlework and photography for NATO forces and Belgian Bureau of Tourism 1981 - 84
Hosted the 1984 World Wide Photography contest for U.S. Military personnel.