Class Description

Class Information - SAT 1 - R4 - How to Host National Teachers

How to Host National Teachers

Resource Class Number: SAT 1 - R4

Sherry Bray
Tony Minieri
Julia Snyder

Class Time & Date: 9:00 - 10:30 AM, Saturday

Limit: Open Seating


Ever wanted to host a National Teacher but did not know how it all worked? If so, this is the class for you. We have 3 national teachers who will let you in on the ‘in’s and out’s’ of hosting a national teacher. You will find out how these 3 teachers charge per day, what expenses are paid by the shop, accommodations, and transportation. We feel that we have chosen 3 great teachers of all skill levels. Please feel free to ask any and all questions you might have.

Teacher Biography

At age 17 Sherry Bray was in Broadway where a lady was demonstrating needlepoint. It intrigued her. She needlepointed for several years, and then went on to explore cross stitching, quilting, appliqué and silk ribbons. By the time she wandered back into a LNS, she was amazed at how the craft had changed. Oh my goodness, the freedom! The threads! The "can I?" No rules (okay some rules, but not many). Everything that she had been working on could now be applied to her canvas. She's been hooked ever since.

Sherry figures that her job as a teacher is to push her clients out of the nest so that they can design their own canvases. That forces her to continue to evolve her own style of needlepoint. It’s a win-win!

Tony Minieri is an internationally-known needlepoint teacher with Level I Certification from The National Academy of NeedleArts, Tony instructs for the American Needlepoint Guild, Inc., The Embroiders' Guild of America, The National NeedleArts Association, needlepoint shops, guilds, and private groups. His body of work encompasses teaching and designing, and he is in much demand for creating stitch and thread guides and for teaching his project classes.

You'll often hear Tony singing in his rich baritone voice. If you are lucky, you'll be treated to one of his many stories that are accompanied by his equally rich laughter that fills the room. It's a treat to learn from Tony Minieri as he shares, entertains, teaches, and supports your efforts to be a better stitcher.

Julia Snyder grew up in her local needlepoint store where her mother, Patsye Hardin, worked. She
started stitching at the age of 4 and has not stopped since. Julia has won awards in the State Fair of
Texas as well as ANG. She has also designed and taught classes for ANG, EGA, Needlepointers,
Destination Dallas Market, and TNNA Market. Julia has also been involved in judging at the State
Fair of Texas for several years and been a part of the Beaux-Arts Auction at the Dallas Museum of
Art. She has been teaching since she and her mother opened Key Stitches, which
closed in 2009.

Along with stitching and teaching, Julia stays busy writing stitch guides for designers
and clients. Her books have been a huge success as well as her traveling and teaching all over the
USA. Her books include the following: 176 Amazing Stitches, Backgrounds and Such, Categories for
Needlepoint, Darn Fillings, Everything Blackwork is New Again, First Stitch First, Great Layers,
Have Stitch Will Travel, iBargello, Just Stitches I Use, Keys to Canvas Embellishment, Love It or Rip
It, & Master List. Along with writing her books, Julia and her husband, Mickey Snyder, own ...& more,
a wholesale needlepoint company where she designs and paints canvases. Along with the canvases
they carry 8 lines of threads, 7 types of beads, and beading thread that comes in 36 colors.

After closing Key Stitches, Julia has taught nationwide. For the past 7 years Julia has
helped Leigh from The Needle Bug in Montgomery run The Bug Boutique in Callaway School Needle
Arts, and the past 4 years has taught her 4-day embellishment class at Callaway Garden School of
Needle Arts. As of present Julia is the Assistant Director of CANVAS, a needlepoint adventure which
began January 2018, teaching all over the USA, and helping her husband Mickey with the ...& more