NAME Day 2021





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 2, 2021. Expanded events (or areas with conflicting dates) should occur as close to this date as is reasonably possible.  

Project:  All events will be a one time only project this year, which is a ”Tiki Bar  Plans for the project will be provided in 1”, ½” and ¼” scale as soon as they are available.  Some cutters may produce kits for 1/144” scale.  Cutters are encouraged to develop accessories to go with the Tiki Bar. 

  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, 2021.  
  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 always 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 continue to 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, 2021 NAME Day Event Coordinator at:    650-380-2028
    There is an Event Application Form, found online or you can obtain it from Barbara.
  8. In order to have your event listed in the July/August NAME Miniature Gazette your event must be registered with Barbara, by April 1, 2021. Once your information is received, it will be listed on the NAME website in a timely manner.
  9. Kit Cutters Needed:   If you are interested in being on the NAME list of cutters, please contact:  Barbara Thornton-Hill,, 650-380-2028. She will send you a form for the application and information to be listed. 
  10. Kit cutters, Regional Teams, and event planners may not sell the NAME Day kits as fundraisers after the event. This is a one year only project, special for the 2021 NAME Day, 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 31, 2021.  Kits that are left over may be sold to NAME members only.  (Kits donated at a later time to regions or NAME such as in an estate donation or down-sizing donation are exempt from this rule)
  11. 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 cutoff date for ordering kits is August 16, 2021. Shipping dates for the continental United States will begin September 3, 2021. Shipping dates for Alaska, Hawaii and internationally will be mutually determined between the event sponsor and kit cutter.
  12. Following your event, please send photos and event highlights to:  Barbara Thornton-Hill at and/or  Cindy Erickson, Gazette Editor at  so they may be shared online and in the NAME Miniature Gazette.

2021 NAME Day Event Registration   --   2021 Cutter Application


2021 NAME Day Cutters & Application

2021 Cutter Application

These people have registered with the NAME Day Committee to cut kits for NAME Day this year.  There may be other people in your area cutting kits but they have not sent us their information as of March 1, 2021 - so they are not listed here. 

*** Some of these cutters have deadlines for ordering.  Be sure to check with them as to cut off dates for ordering.  ORDER EARLY to be sure of availability.

Also, please be sure to find out what your cutter is including in his/her kit.  There are differences between what different cutters include.

ORDERING DEADLINE:  August 15, 2021 for guaranteed delivery in time for the October 3rd event.  However, individual cutters may use their discretion in determining whether to accept orders after that date.  Cutters may also establish an earlier cut-off date. 


Cutter Chair:  Barbara Thornton-Hill,


Connie Reagan,  Grandgirl Miniatures
24 Sawyer Street  
Portland, ME 04103


207-650-8008  (EDT)

Basswood:  1”, ½”, ¼”    

Deadline: 9/1/21

Paypal preferred, check or credit card accepted
Contact cutter for prices, woods, alternatives, accessories


Susan Karatjas,   sdk miniatures LLC
810 Balmoral Court   
Moon Township, PA 15108
724-388-2901 (EDT)


Deadline: 8/15/21

Paypal, credit cards, US checks/money orders accepted
Contact cutter for prices, woods, alternatives, accessories


Tom Walden,  Tom Walden’s Furniture
1361 Altamont Ave NE  
Palm Bay, FL  32907

321-412-4231 (EDT)

Laser & Saw-cut:
Cherry, Walnut, Maple, Mahogany  1”(1:12)  
$20.00 plus shipping

Deadline: 8/15/21

Check preferred or Paypal, CC, cash accepted
Contact cutter for prices, woods, alternatives, accessories


Stephanie Engeseth,  S & S Furniture Co
14294 SE Crestview Dr.  
Clackamas, OR 97015-7273


760-815-3918 (PDT)

Basswood  1”(1:12) & 1/4” (1:48)
Cherry or Maple  1”,1/2” 1/4”

Deadline: 8/30/21

Check preferred or Paypal, CC accepted.
Contact cutter for prices, woods, alternatives, accessories


Liz West,   Taffy and Me Creations
6366 County Rd 50, RR#4
Campbellford, Ontario CANADA


705-632-0704  (Canada)


Basswood & Quality Birch    1”(1:12) & ¼”(1:48)  

Paypal preferred, check (US & Canada) accepted
Contact cutter for prices, woods, alternatives, accessories


Jenny Yates

13642 North St Rd NE
Utica, Ohio 43080
    614-260-5896 (EDT)

Basswood or Cherry    1”, ½”, ¼”

Deadline: 8/30/21

Checks preferred or Paypal accepted.
Contact cutter for prices, woods, alternatives, accessories



Alician Pearce
605 Wexford Road  
Janesville, WI  53546
608-751-1270   (CDT)

3D printed cooler 1”, ½”, ¼”

Deadline: 8/15/21

Contact cutter for items available, prices and alternatives



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