We are the San Diego chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild. We meet monthly to share our love of stitching and welcome all who share our passion, from beginners to needlepoint designers. You may work on the current program or bring your own stitching project to work on during the meeting.
We offer workshops with nationally known designers and open stitching opportunities (unstructured hours of stitching and great conversation with like minded people). We welcome new members, experienced needlepoint stitchers or those ready to learn a new skill.
The benefits of membership include:
- A monthly newsletter
- Reduced costs for many exciting workshops taught by some of the country's top needlepoint designers.
- Needlepoint programs at our monthly meetings. Click here for meeting information. Go to our Calendar page to add the meeting to your calendar and get directions.
- A wonderful annual holiday party.
To be eligible for membership in SDANG, you must also join the national organization, American Needlepoint Guild. The ANG membership number must be filled in on your membership form. Please go to our membership page to join or pay dues.
The SDANG October meeting was a presentation by member Sharon Meng on the color wheel and how to choose appropriate colors for your needlework. In November, Sharon will be teaching a former chapter book project, the Ort Box, designed by Marilyn Owen. This is a small, collapsible box for collecting those pesky thread ends when you're stitching.
SDANG is offering the Ort Box stitch guide via pdf at no cost if you register by the deadline. Alternatively, SDANG is offering the Ort Box with a Twist stitch guide via pdf at a cost of $15.00. This newer stitch guide by Marilyn Owen includes a pocket. Both are stitched on interlocking canvas. It is recommended that you choose new threads or threads from your stash using the principles of the color wheel. Click here to see the registration flyer for this project. Click here for a supply list.
If you would like to participate in this project, please contact Nancy by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Payment for the Ort Box with a Twist can be made by a PayPal invoice or check. Please mail checks to Workshop Registrar, 3762 Vista de la Bahia, San Diego, CA 92117. The deadline for registration for either stitch guide is October 30th. No late registrations will be accepted.
San Diego City Seal
The official seal of the City of San Diego was designed by Carlton Monroe Winslow in 1924 and adapted for needlepoint by Judy Winslow Bullock.
From 1994-98, the San Diego Chapter of ANG stitched the City Seal, beginning with a smaller prototype. The prototype was used to develop the types of stitches and the threads that would be used on the larger official seal. The American Needlepoint Guild gave the chapter a grant to complete the project. The final version was presented to the City in 1998 during the annual American Needlepoint Guild Seminar held at Hotel Del Coronado.
The center shield represents the city's natural resources such as the ocean and agricultura as well as the Spanish settlement and aircraft industries. The Carmeline Belfry represents the Franciscan missions. The "Pillars of Hercules" are used as reminders of the Spanish influences. The dolphins at the base were adapted from the Panama-Pacific California Exposition coat of arms, symbolizing the two oceans united by the Panama Canal. Finally, the motto is "Semper Vigilans" or "Ever Vigilant."