Wednesday, March 4, 2015

" A Quacker of a Race- Adopt a NAME Duck"

Would you like to win a cake like this made by Ruth Stewart? Or maybe this tool bag with the tools shown? Or a free registration and three nights lodging to the NAME Indy 2015 convention or how about to the NAME 2016 Seattle Convention? 
It is going to be a " Quacker of A Race- Adopt a NAME Duck" for the event of the year with 20 unbelievable, great prizes, Every participant will receive an appreciation gift in the scale of their choice. All proceeds to NAME! A click on the flyers shown here, will enlarge them. An Adopt a Duck form will also be available on the NAME web

Friday, February 20, 2015

Indy National Convention News! " What's Cookin'"

Come join us in Indianapolis for the 2015 National Convention! Just imagine receiving a one of a kind souvenir by artisans like Carl Bronsdon, ( photos below) Ruth Stewart, Carolyn McVicker, and Jane Graber.
Registration has opened for the workshops, theme luncheons and the tour to the NAME House. Register and join us for the Gala at the Indiana State Museum. Have a miniature piece you want to get appraised? Show off your food making skills and sign up for the Culinary Wizard contest. You won't want to miss the Mad Hatter Thursday Evening workshop created by the Betterley's. We also have three hotel choices to stay at.
Kat will be hosting youth workshops and the very first supervised youth table. She has lots of surprises in store for each of the youth members. There are rumors that they will receive their own special totebag in addition to the one they receive at registration.
Visit the NAME website at to see more information on the workshops, theme luncheons, and hotels.
If you have any questions email Karen Barone at or Kim Ash at
We hope to see you in Indy!

A NEW NAME Club in Michigan!

Exciting NEWS! NAME has a new club located in the A3 Region- Michigan!
If you are looking for a club to join, here is the contact information!
Region A3
Mini Youpers
Shirley Foisy
222 Brown St
Norway, MI 49870
Where? Community Bible Chapel, US HWY 2, Norway, MI 49870
When? 1:00pm the 1st Saturday of month except July
Open to new members? Yes

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Carmel - Arts District Map link and all that Carmel offers.

For those NAME members coming to INDY in July/Aug. for the 2015 NAME National Convention,
here are links and photographs for you to enjoy.

Here is the URL for you to link to the Arts District map of Carmel , Indiana
where the NAME "House" headquarters is located.

To learn all about the district- click on the link shown below:

You will find NAME listed in the district's directory.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

INDY Registration Opens January 30th

Just a reminder that the 2015 Indianapolis, IN registrations opens 
January 30th!  Send in your registration now and join us to see "What's Cookin'!"

For those attending the convention we hope you will join us on a tour of the NAME House on  Wednesday. July 29th.  9 am - 3 pm . The cost is $25 per person.  Thanks to the generosity of the City of Carmel your tour will include roundtrip transportation, a goodie bag which will include gift certificates to use within the district, a miniature print by one of the artists located in the Carmel Arts & Design District, and free admission to the Museum of Miniature Houses. 

The NAME Museum will be offering one of a kind, limited in number, artisian miniatures in various scales by NAME artisians, to be offered for purchase to those registered for the tour.  Wait until you see what we will have to offer for you in the kitchen-think delicious!  You won’t want to miss the over 170 plus Academy of Honor members displays or the centerpieces and souvenirs from past Conventions and Houseparties. 

The district has delicious places to eat (two which have been featured on the Food Network), one of a kind shops, art galleries, and other interesting places to visit.  Please take a minute to visit their website to see all there is to do here in the Carmel Arts and Design District.

This will be the only opportunity during the convention to visit the NAME House.  Wait until you see how wonderful the upstairs looks after the construction. 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Think Small documentary producer to be at NAME 2015 INDY Gala

HAPPY ANNOUNCEMENT.... our special guest and speaker for the 2015 Indy Gala will be Amanda Speva, the producer of the documentary " Think Small ". 
Think Small is a documentary about miniatures, dollhouses, and the people who love them. Focusing on a woman ( Lindsay) and her father, the building of her dollhouse together. Amanda has created a FACEBOOK page about this documentary- Think Small. 
Here's is a still from the film. Lindsay and her dad have been working on their dollhouse together for over 25 years.
More details yet to be announced ! 
You will not want to miss this Gala! Another night with many "never to be forgotten memories" for those attending.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Seattle 2016 National Convention Fund Raiser

I am posting the photographs of Raffle items #4 and 5 for the Seattle National 2016 Convention and information on how you may participate.
One basket contains the mega round table kits the other roundtable kits from the NAME ONLINE 2014 Houseparty. You are also seeing the samples of those kits. The two raffles are:
One being all the samples.
One being all of the kits.
The NAME 2016 Seattle National Convention committee is doing a fundraiser. They have 5 wonderful items up for raffle. If you are interested in getting raffle tickets, please email Karla Smith ,privately at: Please put Seattle Raffle in the subject line.
You do not need to be present to win when the drawing is held at the Seattle Miniature Show on March 8, 2015.

Madison, Wisconsin Small Scales Houseparty Information

NAME has exploded with 2015 events and activities! If you are not a member of NAME, I encourage you to become a member so you do not miss out on being a participant in so many member opportunities. Simple to do- head over to the NAME website to join NAME!
I am posting photographs of the Madison Small Scales Houseparty Thursday Night Workshop which kicks off the May 1-3 event in Wisconsin . The theme being a "NAME County Fair". REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN! Workshops still have seats to fill, come and enjoy the world of small miniature scales!
By being a part of our NAME FACEBOOK group ,you may or may not be a NAME member- so I want to take a moment and post what a "Houseparty" is as you just might not know.
A Houseparty or Convention is a gathering of like minded miniature enthusiasts who come together to play and learn all about the miniatures world. It is an opportunity to meet others with the same passion; those who want to learn new techniques, view fantastic exhibits, take workshops from world renowned artisans, and exchange ideas about building and collecting miniatures. There are souvenir gifts, wonderful centerpieces, table favors and door prizes.Visit the NAME website to see the list of Houseparties or Conventions to learn when and where these events will be held. Then scroll down further for information. If you have questions, we will be most happy to answer them. You can phone (800) 571-6263 for more information or to join our great organization