NAME Day 2023


The 2023 NAME Day Project will be:
The Three Sided Vignette 



2023 NAME DAY Photos

2023 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 7, 2023.  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 “The Three Sided Vignette”.  Plans for the project will be made available as soon as they are available.


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, 2023.  

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


The Event Application form is available here.  

8.  In order to have your event listed in the July/August NAME Miniature Gazette your event must be registered with Barbara, by April 1, 2023.  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 2023 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, 2023.  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, 2023.  Shipping dates for the continental United States will begin September 1, 2023.  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

Cynthia Erickson
Gazette Editor

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

2023 NAME Day Event Application

You can still use this form to  register your event and have it added to the list here on the website through August. If you register by July 15th, you'll still be eligible for your free kit.

Event Application form is available download here


2023 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 March 5, 2023 - 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, 2023 (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


Email:       705-632-0704  (EDT)

Laser-cut:  Birch Plywood

Scales &Price:  ¼”:  $15.00/ea kit 

   1” available on request, price TBA



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

Email:      608-751-1270 (CDT)

Laser-cut: Basswood, Cherry

Deadline: 9/01/23


Price & Scales:  1”, ½”. ¼”

Shipping: to be added at time of shipping

Checks preferred, Paypal or money orders accepted

Contact cutter for prices or accessories




Connie Reagan,  Grandgirl Miniatures

24 Sawyer Street   Portland, ME 04103

Email:     207-650-8008

Laser-cut:  Basswood

Scales:  1”, ½”, ¼”

Deadline: 8/15/23

Ask for her flyer for extras to go with your display box


Shipping:  to be added at time of shipping

Paypal preferred, check or credit card accepted.

Contact cutter for kit price or accessories



Stephanie Engeseth,  S & S Furniture Co

14294 SE Clackamas Dr.   Clackamas, OR 97015-7273 


Email:           760-815-3918 (PDT)

Laser-cut: Basswood & Plywood

Scales:  1”, ½”, ¼”

Deadline: 8/15/23

Ask for her flyer for extras to go with your display box


Shipping:  to be added at time of shipping

Paypal, check or credit card accepted.

Contact cutter for kit price or accessories



Susan Karatjas,   sdk miniatures LLC

810 Balmoral Court    Moon Township, PA 15108

724-388-2901 (EDT)

Laser-cut: Basswood

½”= $18,  ¼”= $15,  1/144”= $10

Deadline: 8/15/20


Shipping:  to be added at time of shipping

Paypal, credit cards, US checks/money orders accepted

Contact cutter for other information accessories






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