NAME Day 2022 - 50 Years of Memories




Fifty years of memories not only describes NAME’s Golden Anniversary, but also this year’s NAME Day project.   It is the perfect place for those special miniatures. This year's NAME Day project will offer only one size. The project has 12 small compartments and one larger middle section. Kits will include an etched 50th Anniversary logo that can be placed anywhere.

Add your own favorite 8" x 10" picture frame to keep out the dust, optional lighting, a shelf, or a pedestal for small items. The options are yours.  

shown with  optional lighting



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 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.  This year it will be on Saturday, October 1, 2022.  Expanded events (or areas with conflicting dates) should occur as close to this dates as is reasonably possible. 


Project:  All events will be a one-time only project, this year is “50 Years of Memories”.  Plans for the project will be made available as soon as they are available.  Cutters are encouraged to develop variations. 


1. This event is for NAME members and NAME Clubs only.  Non-NAME members should be encouraged and invited to join NAME so that 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; small groups of individuals in remote areas could met 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 support/assist in planning their event. 

2.  Local event committees will determine their theme, accessories, length of the events (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, 2022.  

4.  We encourage participation for 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 non-profit organization, any profit from your event must be used for educational or charitable purposes.  Please also remembers 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 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 fundraiser  for NAME such as a selling tickets for donated “helper” prizes, or donate a portion of your event profit to NAME.  This is not a requirement, but any donation is always appreciated, and future availability of free sample kits is dependent on these funds. 

6.  This year, we will be able to supply a kit.  This 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.

7.  To register your event, please contact: Barbara Thornton-Hill, 2022 NAME Day Event Coordinator, bathca@gmail.com650-380-2028

 Link to the 2022 NAME Day Event Registration Application

8.  In order to have your event listed in the July/August NAME Miniature Gazette your event must be registered with Barbara, by March 15, 2022.  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.  Kits 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 2022 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, 2022.  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 downsizing donation are exempt from this rule.)

11.  Event sponsors are asked to place their orders with the kit cutters 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 15, 2022.  Shipping dates for the continental United States will begin September 2, 2022.  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 And/or Cynthia Erickson. Gazette Editor so they may be shared online and in the NAME Miniature Gazette.

2022 Name Day Events.Registration Application


2022 NAME Day Cutters




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 May 31, 2022 - 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, 2022 (unless otherwise stated) for guaranteed delivery in time for the October 1st 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,



Liz West,   Taffy and Me Creations

6366 County Rd 50, RR#4  Campbellford, Ontario CANADA


Email:       705-632-0704  (EDT)

Laser-cut:  Birch Plywood with acrylic shelving


See flyer for extras to go with your display box


Shipping:  $20.00

Paypal preferred, check (US & Canada) accepted.

Contact cutter for kit price and/or accessories



Alician Pearce,   Blackthorn Miniatures on Etsy

605 Wexford Road   Janesville, WI  53546

Email:      608-751-1270 (CDT)

Laser-cut: Basswood, Baltic Birch Plywood & Acrylic

Deadline: 8/30/22


Price:  $25.00/ea kit   

Shipping: $8.00 (orders of 10 or more kits free shipping)

Paypal or checks preferred, money orders accepted

Contact cutter for accessories



Connie Reagan,  Grandgirl Miniatures

24 Sawyer Street   Portland, ME 04103

Email:     207-650-8008 (EDT)

Laser-cut:  Basswood & MDF

Deadline: 8/15/22

See flyer for extras to go with your display box


Paypal preferred, check or credit card accepted.

Contact cutter for kit price, shipping cost and/or accessories



Stephanie Engeseth,  S & S Furniture Co

14294 SE Crestview Dr.   Clackamas, OR 97015-7273 


Email:           760-815-3918 (PDT)

Laser-cut: Basswood & Mat Board

Deadline: 8/15/22

See flyer for extras to go with your display box


Paypal, check or credit card accepted.

Contact cutter for kit price, shipping cost and/or accessories


Jenny Yates

13642 North St.   Utica, OH  43080 04103

Email:    614-260-5896 (EDT)

Laser-cut  Birchwood & Basswood w acrylic shelves

Deadline: 8/15/22          Price:  $25.00/ ea kit

Extra available:  Acrylic Front - $10.00


Check preferred, paypal or money order accepted.

Contact cutter for kit price, shipping cost and/or accessories







2022 NAME Day Events

2022 Name Day Events.Registration Application

(open to all NAME members)

2022 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:,   608-751-1270
     City, State:          Janesville, WI
     Event date:         Oct 1, 2022    10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
     Event Location:   2233 Humes Rd. (Festival Foods)
     Hosted by:          MAME
     Reg Accepted:    April 1 – August 15, 2022
     Details:                Cost: $45.00;  Includes totebags, roundtables, raffles

Region A-2

     Contact:              Sheila Froendt
     Contact info:,  402-305-2989
     Event date:         Oct 1, 2022,10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
     Event Location:   Contact for location
     Hosted by:          Omaha/Council Bluffs Miniature Guild
     Reg Accepted:    May1 – July 31, 2022
     Details:                1” scale only; Cost TBD; lunch & refeshments included,

  Region A-3

     Contact:              Ellen Grinstead Yunker
     Contact info:   502-727-1959
     City, State:          Louisville, KY
     Event date:         Oct 1, 2022,10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
     Event Location:   Beargrass Christian Church
                                 4100 Shelbyville Rd.,   Louisville, KY
     Hosted by:          Louisville Miniature Club
     Reg Accepted:    current to October 2, 2021
     Details:                All scales;  Free admittance, door prizes
                                 AM doughnuts,  lots of fun

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     Contact:             Sherri Lackey
      Contact info:,   740-818-8949
      Event date:         October 1, 2022    10:00 AM
      Event Location:  St. John’s Episcopal Church
                                 700 High St.  Worthington, OH
      Reg Accepted:    current  to August 15, 2022
      Hosted by:         Columbus Miniature Society
      Details:               1” Only; Cost TBA, lunch, snacks, door prizes,
                                 silent auction

Region E-1

      Contact:             Linda LaBelle
      Contact info:  804-264-0364
      Event date:         October 2, 2022    1:00 PM
      Event Location:  Ridge Baptist Church
                                 1515 East Ridge Rd   Richmond, VA
      Reg Accepted:    August 1 to 22, 2022
      Hosted by:          Virginia Miniature Enthusiasts
      Details:               1” Only; Food, Tote Bags

Region E-3

      Contact:              Lynn  Frank
      Contact info:  336-749-7041
      Event date:         October 1, 2022  9:00AM-4:00PM
      Event Location:  NCMDTM
                                 108 Fourth St., Spencer, NC
                                 Museum Phone: 704-762-9359
      Reg Accepted:    current  to August 15, 2022
      Hosted by:          Miniature Enchantment
      Details:               Cost: contact for info; BYO lunch

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      Contact:             LeeAnn Carr
      Contact info:  770-789-2118
      Event date:         October 1     10:30AM-5:00PM
      Event Location:  Community Center of Braselton
                                 126 Harrison,  Braselton, GA
      Reg Accepted:    current  to August 12, 2022
      Hosted by:          Atlanta Miniature Society
      Details:               Food and Door Prizes and lots of
                                 Fun. Come join us!!!                           

Region M-2

    Contact:               Sue Ostheimer
    Contact info:   203-322-9699
    City, State:           Stamford, CT
    Event date:          Oct. 1 & 2, 2022 
                                10:30AM – 2:30PM
    Reg Accepted:     current to September 1, 2022
    Hosted by:           Fitch House Miniature Club
    Details:                Saturday:  Cost: $12 (f lunch), morning snack, lunch,Raffle drawing
                           for donated items (if emailed before 10/1/22)
                                 Sunday:  BYO lunch

Region N-1

    Contact:               Christiane Starks
    Contact info:, 603-930-5920
    City, State:           Rio Rancho, NM
    Event date:          Sept. 30, 2022   10:30 AM
    Reg Accepted:     current to August 15, 2022
    Hosted by:           New Mini Bunch ABQ
    Details:                Any scale, Potluck lunch, “give a gift/get a gift”,
                                raffle w proceeds to Roadrunner Food Bank  

Region N-2

    Contact:               Barbara Fairbanks
    Contact info:, 559-907-6051
    Event date:          October 1, 2022   10:00 AM
    Event Location:   4698 Zediker Ave.  Sanger, CA 
    Reg Accepted:     April 1 – July 15, 2022
    Hosted by:           Fresno Tinker Belles
    Details:                Cost:  cost of kit
                                 Any scale, Dessert, Muffins in AM

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    Contact:               Pattie Hong
    Contact info:    530-432-3271
    Event date:          October 1, 2022   9:00 AM
    Event Location:   Elks Lodge,  Roseville, CA
                                3000 Brady Lane
    Reg Accepted:     June 1 – August 10, 2022
    Hosted by:           By Small Design
    Details:                Cost:  $25 (includes lunch, snacks, goody bag) plus cost of kit $25.00


     Contact:             Barbara Thornton-Hill
     Contact info:
     Event date:        Sunday, Oct 2, 2022    11:00 AM (PDT)
     Event Location:  ZOOM
     Hosted by:         Mini Cyber Club
     Reg Accepted:   5/1 - 9/1; 2022 NAME 
     Details:                No fees;  Assemble your kits with others on Zoom, door prizes,
                                 sharing, All scales, You order your own kit from
                                 one of the cutters or cut it yourself but join us for a
                                 fun day of assembly. 
                                Sign up to join us at:

2022 NAME Day Pin Order Forms

If you'd like to order a pin to commerate this year's project, choose between the individual (1-9)  Individual Order Form Link

or the group (10 or more) order form Group Order Form Link


2022 NAME Day Instructions and Diagrams

The diagrams for the NAME Day 2022 were not printed in the July/Aug issue of the Gazette because of formating issues. They will be included in the Sept/October issue. The directions and diagrams, cutting specs, logo are combined here in one pdf file for you convenience. Click here to download the file.


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