NAME Day 2019

Download the 2019 NAME Day Event Application Here 

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NAME Day Events

(open to all NAME members)
Please contact the person listed for details and registration information about these events

Region A-1
Contact: Alician Pearce
Contact info:
City, State Madison, WI
Event date: Oct 5

Contact: Evelyn Currie
Contact info:
City, State: Chicago, IL 60649
Event date: Oct 5

Region A-2
Contact: Sheila Froendt
Contact info:
City, State Ralston, NE
Event date: Oct 5

Region A-3
Contact: Gail Alexander
City, State: Cincinnati, OH
Event date: Oct 5

Contact: Nancy Claypool
Contact info:
City, State: Louisville, KY
Event date: Oct 5

Region E-1
Contact: Laurie Sisson
Contact info:
City, State: Alexandria, VA
Event date: Oct 19

Region E-3
Contact: Libby Agee
Contact info:
City, State: Memphis, TN
Event Date: Oct 1

Region E-3
Contact: Lynn M Frank
Contact info:
City, State: Spencer, NC
Event date: Oct 12

Region N-1
Contact: Helen Sparks
Contact info:
City, State… Glendale, AZ
Event date: Oct 5

Contact: Susan Sheridan
Contact info:
City, State Albuquerque, NM
Event date: Oct 19

Contact: Terezinha Jusino
Contact info:
City, State: La Mesa, CA
Event date: Oct 5

Contact: Pat Hausman
Contact info:
City, State: Fullerton, CA
Date: Oct. 4

Region N-2
Contact: Pattie Hong
City, State: Sacramento, CA
Event date: TBA

Region M-1
Contact: Sue Ostheimer
Contact info:
City, State: Stamford, CT
Event date: Oct 5

Region M-2
Contact: Marilyn Ferkinhoff
Contact info:
City, State: Middletown, RI
Event Date: Oct 5

Contact: Luba Barnes
Contact info:
City, State: Spruce Grove, AB
Event Date: Oct. 5


Need a kit?  Contact cutters listed in this Gazette or in the next issue, dimensions, plans and instructions for 3 scales will be published so you can cut your own kit(s).  Be sure to ask your Cutter of choice for a picture or description of what they are providing in the kit.  Each Cutter packages his/her kits slightly differently, so you will want to know what is included.  Some of this info will be listed on the website on the Cutters List. 

Cutter Chair:  Barbara Thornton-Hill,




Tom Walden,  Tom Walden’s Furniture

1361 Altamont Ave NE   Palm Bay, FL  32907

321-728-9321 (EST) or 321-412-4231 (c)  (EST)


Cherry, mahogany, maple, walnut 1” & ½”

$12/kit;  $15/ stained kit;  + S&H

Check preferred or Paypal, CC accepted

Contact cutter for alternatives, accessories


Barbara Thornton-Hill

13703 N. Bloomfield Rd, Nevada City, CA  95959    

530-265-5704 or 650-380-2028 (cell)  (PST)


Basswood:  1”- $12, ½”- $8 ,  ¼”- $5

Deadline: 9/15/19

Checks preferred or PayPal accepted

Contact cutter for alternatives, accessories



Luci Hanson,  Cascade Miniatures

5531 Riverbanks Road    Grants Pass OR 97527

(541) 479-2354 (PST)


1”, ½”, ¼”

Deadline: 8/15/18

Paypal preferred, check or credit card accepted.

Contact cutter for prices, woods, alternatives, accessories


Stephanie Engeseth,  S & S Furniture Co

PO Box 130366    Carlsbad, CA 92013

760-603-9495 (PST)


Basswood:  1” & ½”

Cherry: ½” & ¼”

Deadline: 8/30/19

Check preferred or Paypal, CC accepted.

Contact cutter for prices, alternatives, accessories



Connie Reagan,  Grandgirl Miniatures

24 Sawyer Street   Portland, ME 04103

207-650-8008 (EST)


Basswood:  1”, ½”, ¼”          

Deadline: 8/15/19

Paypal preferred, check or credit card accepted.

Contact cutter for prices, alternatives, accessories


Susan Karatjas,    sdk miniatures LLC

810 Balmoral Court    Moon Township, PA 15108

724-388-2901 (EST)


½”, ¼”, 1/144th

Deadline: 8/15/19

Paypal, credit cards, US checks/money orders accepted

Contact cutter for prices, alternatives, accessories



Liz West,   Taffy and Me Creations

6366 County Rd 50, RR#4

Campbellford, Ontario CANADA

705-632-0704  (EST)


1” basswood;  ¼” bass & birch plywood

Deadline: 9/1/19

Paypal preferred, check or money orders accepted.

Contact cutter for prices, alternatives, accessories



Heather Gillbanks,  MIY Copperfield

7510-B Cherry Park Dr.   Houston, TX 77095

 281-856-0998 (CST)


MDF/Baltic Birch Ply/ Basswood:  1”, ½”, ¼”          

Deadline: 8/15/19

Paypal preferred or credit card accepted.

Contact cutter for prices, alternatives, accessories



Jenny Yates

13642 North St Rd NE   Utica, Ohio 43080

    614-260-5896 (EST)


Basswood or Cherry    1”, ½”, ¼”

Deadline: 8/3019

Checks preferred or Paypal accepted.

Contact cutter for prices, woods, alternatives, accessories



Alician Pearce

605 Wexford Road   Janesville, WI  53546



Deadline: 8/15/19

Contact cutter for items available, prices and alternatives,






The purpose of NAME Day is to unite and involve all NAME members by doing the same project on the same day at different locations throughout the US and internationally. Participation in an event may occur in clubs, locally, statewide, regionally, or online. Information will be in the NAME Miniature Gazette to encourage all NAME members’ participation.   


Dates:  As a way to kick off International Dollhouse and Miniatures Month, NAME Day will always be on the first Saturday of October each year.  This year it will be on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Expanded events (or areas with conflicting dates) should occur as close to this date as is reasonably possible.  


Project:  All events will center a new project this year which is ”The Dream Craft Room”, atarting with the “Crafting Table”.   Plans for the Craft Table will be provided in 1”, ½” and ¼” scale as soon as they are available.  Some cutters will produce kits for 1/144” scale.  Cutters are encouraged to develop accessories to go on or in the storage areas of the Crafting Table.  This will be a two year project, with a storage unite including a sink to be the second part of the series in 2020.  


1. This event is for NAME members and NAME clubs only. Non-NAME members should be encouraged and invited to join NAME so they can participate in this event. All efforts should be made to include ALL NAME members in an area. Events could be held locally, statewide, regionally, or online. Clubs might get together with other clubs; smaller groups of individuals in remote areas could meet in someone’s home. Whatever the size of the event, the goal should be to welcome and invite all members. Event sponsors are encouraged to work with their State Representatives and Regional Coordinators to connect with members in their area and for support/assistance in planning their event. 


2. Local event committees will determine their theme, accessories, length of the event (one day, mini weekend, etc.), and costs.  


3. Insurance is available through the NAME office for events sponsored by a NAME Club and held in public locations in both the US and Canada. The form is available online.  Insurance requests must be filed with the NAME office by August 1, 2019.  


4. We encourage participation from NAME shop owners and members. If a shop/shop owner is a NAME member, he/she may sponsor a NAME Day event BUT participation is limited to NAME members only. 


5. Fees are to be set locally with all efforts made to keep costs low and reasonable. Because NAME is a nonprofit organization, any profit from your event must be used for educational or charitable purposes. Please also remember that we are a part of a national organization and it would be nice if you could find a way to make a financial donation to NAME and specify for the NAME Day fund. This fund is what supports the free kits event planners can receive and we are running low on this fund.  You could add a few dollars onto your registration fee, plan some type of a fundraiser for NAME such as selling tickets for donated “helper” prizes, or donate a portion of your event profit to NAME. This is not a requirement but any donations are always appreciated and future availability of free sample kits is dependent on these funds.   


6. This year, we will be able to supply, again, the free kits in 1” scale ONLY.  They will be available to event planners who register for NAME Day.  We will take this one year at a time so it is possible free kits may not be available at all in the future.  Please contact the cutter of your choice to obtain other scale kits.  Please contact the cutter of your choice to purchase early kits for your planning team.


7.  To register your event, please contact Barbara Thornton-Hill, 2019 NAME Day Event Coordinator at:

Ann Pennypacker,     (610)496-9382

      There is an Event Application Form, found online or you can obtain it from Ann. 


8. In order to have your event listed in the July/August NAME Miniature Gazette your event must be registered with Ann Pennypacker, by April 1, 2019. Once your information is received, it will be listed on the NAME website in a timely manner. 


9. This event is to be a Crafting Table. Individual event sponsors will determine themes. 


10. Kit Cutters Needed:   If you are interested in being on the NAME list of cutters, please contact:

Barbara Thornton-Hill,, 530-265-5704.

She will send you a form for the application and information to be listed.  


11. Kit cutters, Regional Teams, and event planners may not sell the NAME Day kits as fundraisers after the event. This is a two year project, special for the 2019-2020 NAME Days, and is much like a souvenir at a Houseparty or Convention. Since this is a special event, we ask that the kits not be manufactured after October 12, 2020.  Kits that are left over may be sold to NAME members only. 


12. Event sponsors are asked to place their orders with the kit cutter of their choice as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for the production of kits. To ensure delivery in time for your event, the cut off date for ordering kits is August 15, 2019. Shipping dates for the continental United States will begin September 3, 2019. Shipping dates for Alaska, Hawaii and internationally will be mutually determined between the event sponsor and kit cutter.


13. Following your event, please send photos and event highlights to     


Barbara Thornton-Hill


so they may be shared online and in the NAME Miniature Gazette. 


NAME Day Guidelines     Revised December, 2018

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