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BIO

Joan Thomasson

Joan Thomasson 

18541 Verona Lago Drive, Miromar Lakes, Fl. 33913.

           239-433-3264

                                                        joan@joanthomasson.com


Embroidery Education:

    Self taught Needlepoint Designer 1987-2019

Owner/President of Stitchin’ Stuff, Inc.,wholesale and retail needlepoint designs.

ANG Master Teacher, Committee for “Master Needlepointer Program”

National Academy of Need-arts Honors Graduate, 2009


General Education:

    Duke University, 1961-63, B.A. University of Arizona 1965, M.A. University of Arizona, 1966


Teaching Experience: 

    National ANG Seminars: Houston, TX. 2019, Washington, D.C. 2018, Anaheim 2017, New Orleans 2016, Myrtle Beach 2015, Chicago 2014, Anaheim 2013, Philadelphia 2012, Columbus 2010,Milwaukee 2009, Indian Wells 2008, Baltimore 2007, Tucson 2006, Nashville 2005, Reno 2004, Lexington 2003, Albuquerque 2002, Washington , D.C. 2001, Kansas City 2000, Atlanta 1999, San Diego 1998, Detroit 1997, Memphis 1996, Seattle 1995

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

    EGA National Seminars: Saint Louis, MO. 2019, Asheville 2017, Phoenix 2014, Louisville2013, Santa Fe 2012, Naples 2011, San Francisco 2010, Pittsburg 2009, Louisville 2008, Chicago 2007, Richmond 2006,Atlanta 2005, Minneapolis 2004, Hilton Head 2002,Newport Beach 2001, Orlando 2000, Danvers 1999, Louisville 1998, New Orleans 1997 and 2016, Denver 1995

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

Great Lakes Touring Teacher: 1998 and 1997 (EGA)

Sun Region (EGA) Florida 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


Publications:

Better Homes and Gardens:Nov.1987, Sept.1984, Dec.1979

Needlepoint news:Dec.1988 (cover), JAN.1988, Sept. 1979

Needlepoint Plus: Dec. 1993 (cover), Sept. 1993, Dec.1992 (cover), Dec.1991 (cover), Feb.             1991, Dec.1990 (back cover) , Dec.1989 (cover)

McCall’s Needlework and Crafts: Dec. 1982

Needle Pointers: Sept. 1997 (cover), Jan. 1998

Needle Arts: “Designers across America” ,June 1998

Needlepoint Now: 2008 (front covers) of each Nov.-Dec. issue November 2000 through 

                    2008, March 2000 (front cover), Dec. 1999 (back cover) 

“Their Faith Shall be Known by the Work of Their Hands”- Ecclesiastical Embroidery- self             published. 


Service (Chairman)

2011 Education Exhibit, National EGA Exhibit, Naples, Florida

Chairman, Exhibit 2010, 2008,2006 Neapolitan Chapter , EGA

Chairman, Exhibition-2000 Rocky Mountain Region Seminar

Chairman, Exhibition -1995 EGA National Seminar

Chairman , Exhibition-1991 ANG Colorado Exhibit

Chairman, EGA Rocky Mountain Region , 2000, 1987

President, NETA ( National Embroidery Teachers Association) 2003,2004

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

Member, ANG and EGA , 1986 to present