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!

Painted chapter name tags canvasses are on sale with a choice of a canvas with or without a name.

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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

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.

Open Stitching

Join us for “stitching socials” via Zoom. Check the My Calendar  page for dates and times. 

Local members meet to stitch together on the 1st Friday of every month at Access, 2612 Daniel Avenue, San Diego, between 10:30 AM and 2:00 PM. Join us and bring your lunch.

Pajama Party Stitching

For the night owls, try “Pajama Party Stitching” from 10-12 midnight on the 2nd and 4th Fridays each month.

Sunday Social Time

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday afternoons of each month from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM via Zoom.  Show off your latest stitching, meet members from across the country and spend some pleasant social time.

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See what’s happening on our chapter Facebook page here