Toni Gerdes

2022 NAN Lifetime Achievement Awardee

Toni Gerdes holds Level II Teachers’ certification from the National Academy of Needlearts specializing in canvas embroidery. She currently serves on the Board of NAN as the Director of Education after serving 5 years as Assistant Director of Teachers’ Certification. Toni is a past President of the National Embroidery Teachers’ Association and has served on the Board of Directors for several ANG chapters as Program Chair and President. She has received numerous awards for her designs, and has taught for NAN, EGA, and ANG, as well as guilds and shops. Toni has been published in Needlepointers, Needlepoint Now, and in Needle Arts as the Artist Across America. She enjoys all types of stitching and especially sharing her knowledge with others.

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