NAME Day 2024


The 2024 NAME Day Project: 14 Years of NAME Day, Did You Miss Out?

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2024 NAME DAY Photos

2024 NAME DAY Cutters

These people have registered with the NAME Day Committee to cut kits for NAME Day this year. 

   *** 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..

There will be flyers from some of the cutters with extras for your kit here on the NAME website under or contact the cutters individually


ORDERING DEADLINE:  August 15, 2024 (unless otherwise stated) for guaranteed delivery in time for the October 7th 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    
705-632-0704  (EDT)

Laser-cut:  Quality Birch & some Basswood
Scales & Price: 1” & ¼”
   1” available on request, price TBA


All past NAME Day kits available

Shipping:  to be added at time of shipping
Paypal preferred, check (US & Canada) accepted.
Contact cutter for other kit prices and/or accessories


Alician Pearce,   Blackthorn Miniatures on Etsy
605 Wexford Road   Janesville, WI  53546
Etsy.Com | Store | Blackthorn Miniatures
608-751-1270 (CDT)

Laser-cut: Basswood, Cherry – on request maple or walnut
Scales:  1”, ½”. ¼”

Deadline: 9/01/24

All past NAME Day kits available

Shipping: to be added at time of shipping
Checks preferred, Paypal   Credit card only thru Etsy
Contact cutter for prices or accessories

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

Laser-cut:  Basswood.
Scales:  1”, ½”, ¼”

Deadline: 8/15/24

All past NAME Day kits available

Email Connie for flyers for extras for specific kits

Shipping:  to be added at time of shipping
Credit card preferred, check or Paypal accepted.
Contact cutter for kit prices or accessories


Cindy Hass,   TheBansheeKeen
105 SW Scott St., Ankeny, Iowa 50023-2607 

Website:  TheBansheeKeen, Etsy Shop

Laser-cut: Basswood.      Scales:  1” only

Deadline: 8/15/24

All past NAME Day kits available

Shipping:  to be added at time of shipping
Paypal accepted
Contact cutter for kit price or accessories

Stephanie Engeseth,  S & S Furniture Co
14294 SE Clackamas Dr.   Clackamas, OR 97015-7273
          760-815-3918 (PDT)

Laser-cut: Basswood, Cherry or Maple depending on project & scale.                 
Scales:  1”, ½”, ¼”

Deadline: 8/15/24

All past NAME Day kits available
EXCEPT Cart & Display Box

Email Stephanie for flyers for extras for specific kits
general flyer

Shipping:  to be added at time of shipping
Paypal, check or credit card accepted.
Contact cutter for kit price or accessories




2024 NAME DAY Events

Here are the events that have been planned so far.   For more information about these events, refer to the contact person. 

Your event isn’t listed?  Complete an event registration form and email to Beth Grabau at


Region:  A-1

Carla Burruss; 312-404-7986

Event location:  7414 S Merrill Ave, Chicago, IL

Hosted By:  Event Date and Time:  October 12, 2024: 9:30 am to 2:00 pm

Details:  Open to all NAME members and all scales.  There is no cost. Attendees bring whatever they want to work on.  A potluck will be served, with attendees signing for what they would like to bring.  Registration is continues until 2 weeks before the event. 

Region:  A-3

Ellen Grinstead Yunker; 502-727-1959

Event location: Bear Grass Christian Church, 4100 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, KY

Hosted By:  Louisville Miniature Club

Event Date and Time:  October 5, 2024: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Details:  Open to all NAME members and all scales.  There is not cost.  There will be door prizes and either a send out or carry in lunch, fridge and microwave are available.  Registration is currently open and runs through October 5, 2024. 


Region:  A-3

Sherri Lackey

Event location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 700 High St, Worthington, Ohio

Hosted By:  Columbus Miniature Society

Event Date and Time:  October 5, 2024;  10am to 4pm

Details:  Lunch is a potluck. Please bring your own drink.
Door prizes, silent auction to benefit NAME and an optional gift exchange in your scale. All are invited to join in the fun!!


Region:   A-3

Gail Alexander

Event location: Deer Park Branch Library, 4020 E Galbraith Rd, Cincinnati, OH

Hosted By:  Miniature Society of Cincinnati

Event Date and Time:  October 5, 2024, 10:00 am

Details:  This event is free and open to any NAME member who registers with them.  This will be a potluck, with the main corse provided.  Join them with any project you would like to bring.  It is a perfect opportunity to complete NAME Day projects from pat years.  Registration is open July 1 through October 1, 2024. 

Region:   E-1

Linda LaBelle

Event location: Ridge Baptist Church, 1515 East Ridge Rd, Henrico, VA

Hosted By:  Virginia Miniature Enthusiasts

Event Date and Time:  October 6, 2024, 1:00 - 4:00 om

Details:  This event is free and open to any NAME member who registers with them.  This will be food, door prices or raffles and tote bags.  Registration is open and continues through September 8, 2024.

Region:   M-1

Carin Shapiro; 845-216-9587

Event location: 25 Navajo Trail, Sloatsburg, NY.

Hosted By:  Hobbits

Event Date and Time:  October 6, 2024, 10:30 am to 4:00 pm

Details:  All scales and to any NAME member who registers with them.  The cost is $15.  Please being a vegetarian, dairy food, or dessert for brunch,  Please bring a wrapped miniature item valued at approx. $20 for a grab bag.  Drinks will be provided Registration is open June 1 through September 30, 2024. 

Region:   M-2

Sue Ostheirmer

Event location: 273 Erskine Rd, Stamford, CT

Hosted By:  Finch House Miniature Club

Event Date and Time:  October 5, 2024, 10:30 am to 4:00 pm

Details:  All scales, cost is the kit cost only.  Open to any NAME member who registers with them.  Registration is open now through September 7, 2024. 

Region:  N-1

Susan Sheridan; 505-340-5846

Event location: 4201 Crestview Dr SE, Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Hosted By:  Albuquerque Mini Makers

Event Date and Time:  October 19, 2024; 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Details:  Open to NAME members who register.  All scales are welcome with attendees purchasing their own kits.  The event will include a continental breakfast, potluck lunch, raffles, gift exchange, TV tray sales and exhibits.  Registration is open through July 31, 2024. 


Region:   N-1

Helen Sparks; 480-277-0951

Event location:  St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church 6300 W Camelback Rd, Glendale, AZ

Hosted By:  Small World Miniature Club

Event Date and Time:  October 5, 2024 ; 10:00 am - ??

Details:  All scales event, cost is $5 if you want pizza for lunch.  Open to any NAME member who registered with them.  Purchase a kit or kits from the cutter of your choice and bring it/them with you. Or take this opportunity to finish a kit from a

previous year! Don’t forget your toolkit and finishing supplies. If you have a finished project from a previous year, bring it to

display and to inspire others! Bring $5 for pizza and snacks or bring your own lunch, if you prefer.  Registration begins May 1, 2024 and runs through October 4, 2024. 

Region:   N-2

Fran Bigler; 916-505-1505

Event location: Governors Inn Hotel, 210 Richards Blvd, Sacramento, CA

Hosted By:  “By Small Design”

Event Date and Time:  October 5, 2024; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Details:  All scales event, cost is $35.00 plus the cost of the kit.  Open to any NAME member who registered with them.  Registration began April 1, 2024 and runs through August 10, 2024. 


Region:   N-2

Ruth Heisch

Event location: M&L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway,  Morgan Hill, CA

Hosted By:  MiniCals and Through the Looking Glass

Event Date and Time:  September 28, 2024; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Details: This will be a Halloween themed event. The cost will be $45. Lots of fun, food, gifts, auction and exhibits. Also shoebox sales open to attendees. We plan to be doing the hutch from 2010. If you‘d like a different kit, we need to know by July 30 so we can order it, unless planning to order yourself. You’re also welcome to bring an unfinished kit from another year. The cost will be adjusted. Whatever you choose to do, we need to know if you’ll be joining us. Please register by July 1,  2024

Region:  Canada - West

Terry Parkin

Event location: North Vancouver, address TBD

Hosted By:  NAME Day Gathering

Event Date and Time:  October 5, 2024; 10:00 am to ??

Details:  Open to any scale and the cost will include the cost of the kit and postage.  Open to any NAME member.  There will be a potluck lunch and tote bag favors. Registration is currently open and runs through June 15, 2024. 


Barbara Thornton-Hill

Event Location: Online via zoom

Event Date:  October 6,  1:00 pm to ?? EDT

Hosted by:  Mini Cyber Club
Registrations not necessary. Just show up.  Link will be provided on Create and MCC

Details: assemble the kits of your choice on Zoom while visiting with other miniaturists.  Door prizes, sharing. All scales.
​​​​​​​You order your own kit(s) from one of the cutters or bring an old one you haven’t  yet finished. But do join us for a fun day of assembly!

2024 NAME DAY General Information

NAME Day 2024:  14 Years of NAME Day General Information

You saw it!  The January/February 2024 Miniature Gazette announced this years project or should we say projects. 

This years NAME Days is titled:  14 Years of NAME Day, Did You Miss Out?  This title reflects the fact that all 14 years of the projects will be offered at once.  Members asked for the kits to be re-offered and 2024 is the year for it to happen.  So get them now while you can, before they go back into the NAME vault. 

Many questions have been received about how this years NAME Day will work and below is information that should answer most of them. 

General Information:  While all of the NAME Day are being re-offered, the timing of NAME Day will be the same as in the past fourteen years. 

January is when each years projects is announced, which was done in the January/February 2024 Gazette, this Gazette also made a call to individuals who are interested in cutting kits that are offered.   

You will also find in this May/June issue, the application to register your NAME Day event.  If you are hosting an event, make sure you fill out the application so your event can be listed in the Gazette and on the website. 

Ordering: As in previous years, the July/August Miniature Gazette will list the cutters that will offer kits and all of the information needed to order kits, including deadlines.  Most cutters will be able to laser cut all of the kits from all of the years.  As in years past, you will be able to select the cutter of your choice.  Kits will need to be ordered before August 15, 2024 with the anticipated delivery of the kits by mid September, just in time for NAME Day events. 

The July/August Gazette will also include a listing of the registered NAME Day events that members can attend. 

Kit Considerations:   So much has changed in the 14 years since NAME Day began.  For example, when this activity began, kits were saw cut, not laser cut.  So the NAME Day Committee is reviewing all the kits and making needed adjustments.  What they have learned so far: 

  • 1.    A few kits included trim.  Some trim wood is no longer available, in these cases, an alternative will be provided. 
  • 2.    Wood costs have increased, causing some kits, especially the earlier ones, to be offered at a cost higher then when they were originally offered. 

For members who cut their own kits, plans are found in each years July/August Miniature Gazette issue.  In this year’s issue, cutting references will be included and if applicable, updated instructions for completing aspects of the project. 

Misc. information:  A new NAME Day pin will not be offered this year.  However, there are a limited number of pins available from previous years.

And don’t forget, this year NAME Day is on Saturday, October 5, 2024.

If you have additional questions about this years NAME Day, contact Barbara Thornton-Hill at or Beth Grabau at


2024 NAME DAY Guidelines

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 5, 2024.  Expanded events (or areas with conflicting dates) should occur as close to this dates as is reasonably possible. 

Project:  While projects are meant to be offered only one time, this all of the projects will be re-offered.  We are calling the 2024 NAME Day:  “14 Years of NAME Day, Did You Miss Out”.  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, 2024.  

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.  Since these kits have been offered in the past, NO free kits are available.  However, event planners can order up to three kits early. This will be available to event planners who register for NAME Day.  These kits will not be mailed until June 1st from the cutter of your choice.

7.  To register your event, please contact:

Beth Grabau 
2024 NAME Day Event Coordinator

Here is the  limk to the Event Application form

8.  In order to have your event listed in the July/August NAME Miniature Gazette your event must be registered with Beth, by March 15, 2024.  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.  10.    Kits Cutters, Regional Teams, and Event Planners may not sell the NAME Day kits as fundraisers after the event. This is special for the 2024 NAME Day.  Since this is a special event, we ask that the kits not be manufactured after October 31, 2024.  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, 2024  Shipping dates for the continental United States will begin September2, 2024.  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: 

Beth Grabau 

Cynthia Erickson
Gazette Editor

so they may be shared online and in the NAME Miniature Gazette.

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