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About / Qualifications

Susan Hoekstra
ANG Certified Senior Master teacher

Education in the Needlearts:
* ANG (American Needlepoint Guild) Certified Senior Master Teacher
* Royal School of Needlework, London, UK, Silk Shading, 2017
* Royal School of Needlework, London, UK, Gold Work, 2017
* Understanding Design, Anne Strite-Kurz, Camden, ME, 2014
* Metallica, Carlene Harwick, Chicago, 2014
* Design For Embroidery, Mary Shipp, 2009 to 2010
* Color Theory, Bev Conway, Holland, MI, July 2009

General Education:
* Masters of Arts Degree, 1987 – German Language Studies
* Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1985 – English, Professional Writing, German Language Studies

Needlework Teaching:
* “Irvington Needlepoint Retreat," Irvington, VA, 11/2016
* "Maple Leaves," ANG Seminar, New Orleans, LA, 8/2016
* "A Stitch Sampler,” Jacksonville, FLA, 1/2016
* “Hark, The Herald Angel,” ANG Seminar, Myrtle Beach, SC, 9/2015
“A Thread For All Seasons,” ANG Seminar, Myrtle Beach, SC, 9/2015
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“A Berlin Work Cardinal,” ANG Seminar, Chicago, IL, 8/2014
* “Color Theory and Illumination,” EGA, Hyde Park, NY, 5/2014
* “Color Theory and How to Use it,” EGA, Colts Neck, NJ, 9/2013
* “Ben’s Kites’” ANG Seminar, Philadelphia, 2012
* “Color Theory & How Illumination Effects Your Handwork,” EGA, Romney, WV, 2012
* “Dove In the Window,” ANG Seminar, San Antonio, 2011
* “Color Theory & Enhancing Your Handwork,” EGA, Devon & State College, PA, 2011
* Beginner to Intermediate Advanced Needlepoint, Chatham, NJ, 2006 to 2014
* Needlepoint Classes, The American Women’s Club of Brussels, Belgium, and in private homes in Belgium, England &The Netherlands, 1998 to 2005

Service and Membership:
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Chairman, Master Teacher Program, ANG, 2016 - Present
* Chapter Project Booklet, ANG, 2017 - 2019
* Designer, American Needlepoint Guild, 2016, Stitch of the Month (SOTM)
* Member, Embroiders Guild America, SOME Chapter, Portland, ME
* Judge of Needlepoint, Embroidery and Needlework Techniques for the NJ State Federation of Women’s Clubs & Highlands District Achievement Day Competition 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
* Member, Pine Tree Chapter, ANG, 2014 - Present
* Member of the National Embroidery Teacher’s Association, 2010 - Present

Exhibitions and Awards:
* ANG National Seminar, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
* “Advanced Stained Glass”, Gold Award, District & State Level, NJSFWC, 2007
* NJSFWC Achievement Day, 2002, 2005 & 2007
* “Advanced Sampler”, Gold Award, District & State Level, NJSFWC, 2002