Celebrating 35 Years Of Stitching

WELCOME TO the san diego chapter of
the american needlepoint guild


Celebrating 35 years of stitching, SDANG continues to evolve and expand as we celebrate the Art of Needlepoint. Using the latest technology as well as in-person sessions, our programs and workshops inspire, educate, and delight members all across the country.

As a nonprofit organization, SDANG fulfills our mission of providing education and cultural development through participation in and encouragement of interest in the art of needlepoint.

The history of Needlepoint continues to evolve. Examples of early needlepoint were found in Egyptian caves dating back to 1500 B. C. In the 16th Century, needlepoint was a luxury, a sign of status. Needlepoint Tapestries were found in the finest palaces and estates. In the 17th and 18th Centuries bargello took off! Many of us have read novels showcasing women in those eras stitching together.

We’re currently in a Needlepoint Renaissance! Techniques, tools, and designs flourish. Local Needlepoint Shops (LNS) and on-line venues proliferate. Women, men and children now stitch on designs and canvases available for everyone, everywhere.

SDANG leads the way!

Socialize & Have Fun

We love having fun, whether on Zoom or in person, our meetings are a delight!

Create Your Own Gifts

Learn a new skill, and use it to design and create your own gifts!

Get Discounts

 Members get reduced fees on workshops, events, and more!

Upcoming Workshop:
Hearts Gone Wild! by Nancy Cucci

Our Monthly Meetings

  • offer opportunities to make friends with like minded members took off period
  • provide training in new techniques and tools
  • offer insights into the background and future of the art
  • often include expert guests and original designs

Our Members

  • are beginners, experts and everything in between.
  • attend workshops with nationally known designers and teachers.
  • socialize and stitch together
  • pay reduced prices for workshops and events
  • must be members of the American Needlepoint Guild with added benefits
  • keep up to date with a monthly newsletter and the Needle Pointer Magazine.

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.


News and Announcements

Join us for Explore Needlepoint on Sunday May 22, 11 & 2 PM at Needlecraft Cottage, 860 Grand Avenue, San Diego. This is an annual event where we introduce needlepoint to the public, providing new stitchers with training, canvases and tools to get them started. Special Membership rates will be available to members joining that day. Volunteers are needed for that day.

SDANG is tentatively scheduled to participate in the Home Made Arena at the San Diego County Fair at Del Mar on June 18, 2022. We will introduce participants to the art of needlepoint, providing them with a “Make & Take” project. Additional, members are encouraged to submit their own completed needlepoint entries to the Fair’s competitive judging (Cash prizes and ribbons are awarded). Plus the Chapter will be giving out our own adult and youth awards.

Chapter Meetings Resumed

Our monthly cheetings are back via Zoom! They are held on the second Tuesdays with “social time” starting at 6:30 pm and the Chapter meeting starting at 7:00 pm. The zoom links are emailed to chapter members and if you haven’t received any of our emails, please contact membership@sdang.org or programs@sdang.org.

Sunday Social Time

Join us on the second Sunday afternoon of each month via Zoom.  Show off your latest stitching, meet members from across the country and spend some pleasant social time.

Open Stitching

Join us for “stitching socials” via Zoom. Check the My Calendar  page for dates and times. And for night owls, try “Pajama Party Stitching” from 7:30 – 11:30.

Follow us on Facebook

See what’s happening at our chapter facebook page here