Recognition (Charm) Awards

image These awards are given to encourage participation in projects presented by Needle Artists by the Sea Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild and to encourage excellence in stitching by learning.

To receive a recognition (charm) award, you must be a member of the NAS Chapter at the time the project is presented. In the case of a workshop, you must have participated. The recognition (charm) awards are to be given upon completion of a project with stitching completed but not necessarily finished; i.e., framed, made into a pillow, etc. If you stitch multiple pieces of the same design, you will receive only one charm.


Award presentation

These are the recognitions (charms) available to our members:

Sand Dollar or Starfish for each of the following:

  • NAS sponsored workshop including the November Annual Luncheon meeting.
  • NAS group correspondence course,
  • A project or class offered at a National ANG Seminar or Encore!
  • ANG on-line group correspondence course or cyber workshop,
  • ANG Chapter Project Book project offered by NAS,
  • Project for a monthly program that is identified by the Board because it involves greater time and skill. To see a list of the NAS projects for these View List or Download List

Scallop or Ark Shell

  • Special award of a Scallop or Ark Shell is given for the 10th project completed from those listed above. This is in place of a sand dollar or starfish.

Triton Shell

  • Special award of a Triton Shell is given for each yearlong NAS study project. To see a list of NAS year long projects, View List or Download List

The recipient must inform the Recognition Awards chairman of completion of the project no later than the Tuesday before the monthly meeting. Awards will be presented monthly at the regular meeting. The project must be presented to the membership at the meeting. Out of town members may submit a photograph of the completed piece to fulfill this requirement.