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 & 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 April 1, 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


Shipping:  $20.00

Paypal preferred, check (US & Canada) accepted.

Contact cutter for kit price and/or accessories




Alician Pearce,   Blackthorn Miniatures

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

Laser-cut:  Basswood & MDF

Deadline: 8/15/22

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

Paypal, check or credit card accepted.

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



Jenny Yates

13642 North St.   Utica, OH  43080

Email:    614-260-5896 (EDT)

Laser-cut  Basswood

Deadline: 8/15/22

Check preferred, paypal or money order accepted.

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




Susan Karatjas,   sdk miniatures LLC

810 Balmoral Court    Moon Township, PA 15108     724-388-2901 (EDT)


Deadline: 8/15/22

Paypal, credit cards, US checks/money orders accepted

Contact cutter for prices, woods, alternatives, 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:


     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

Region E-3

      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 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



     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.



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