Upcoming Programs

Expanding our needlepoint skills


January 9th – Margie Thornburgh and other members will demonstrate some of the tools from the Holiday box. Even if you didn’t purchase the holiday box, you may learn something new for your tool kit! And to start off the new year, we will have special door prizes!

Tool Exchange for local members! Bring a needlework related tool to exchange, sell, or giveaway. If you don’t have any, perhaps you can buy one. The exchange will take place after the hybrid meeting is over.

Soul Stitcher sign ups still open. Matches announced in February general meeting.


The February meeting is on Saturday – Feb 17, 11 a.m. – Shirley Chin will lead a project, “Bountiful Heart” from Sept/Oct 23 Needle Pointers. After the program, we will be a potluck with the local members.

Soul Stitchers matches revealed in general meeting and will be sent out to everyone after the meeting.


Tuesday – March 12 – TBD


April 9 – Bargello pattern taught for domed frame weight workshop. Michelle will teach the bargello technique and if you have a favorite bargello pattern. Please share it!


Anchors Away – Starting and Stopping Threads for Counted Canvas

One thing that is seldom covered in a class is how to start and stop threads, and if you don’t know it can prevent progress on the project! This presentation discusses and demonstrates several ways to start: away knots, loop starts and several forms of pin stitches. Then, I’ll also discuss and demonstrate several ways to stop: weaving through the back, and pin stitches to end. Not every method is appropriate for every thread or stitch, so I’ll discuss how to choose the best method for specific applications.

More 2024 Dates to Come!

We’d love to hear from you! If you have any topics/lectures/techniques for us to consider as a program, or have any questions about upcoming programs, please email Michelle Crownhart/Pamela Harding at Programs@sdang.org.

**If you’re interested in checking us out, please email programs@sdang.org to get a zoom link. Non-members can attend 2 meetings for free.

December Holiday Party!



Zoom chapter meetings:

Most of our SDANG’s meetings will be HYBRID meetings, with members in san Diego County meeting in-person at our new site
2621 Daniel Avenue
San Diego, CA 92111
and members around the country joining in via Zoom.    Please check each month’s Newsletter to verify whether or not we will be holding an in-person meeting.
NEW –  February 17 at 11:30 AM for the daytime meeting. We will also meet physically at our regular site. 
Here is the ZOOM info for all the 2024 meetings.

Time: Jan 9, 2024 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
        Every month on the Second Tue, 12 occurrence(s)
        Jan 9, 2024 06:30 PM
        Feb 17, 2024 10:00 AM. Saturday meeting
        Mar 12, 2024 06:30 PM
        Apr 9, 2024 06:30 PM
        May 14, 2024 06:30 PM
        Jun 11, 2024 06:30 PM
        Jul 9, 2024 06:30 PM
        Aug 13, 2024 06:30 PM
        Sep 10, 2024 06:30 PM
        Oct 8, 2024 06:30 PM
        Nov 12, 2024 06:30 PM
        Dec 10, 2024 06:30 PM
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Monthly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZwvde-qrTMsHdWApQ8a1MyYCY_UVQriughW/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGgrDksGNedth6GRpw-AIjoM-rztlxdgqdqvQ_UWyECTxrPFdt9B4ROAtHF

Zoom Meeting Link:

The zoom meeting IDs and passwords are different for each session. A reminder note will be sent out.

Project photos are still welcomed for our Instagram and Facebook pages: sandiegoANG. After photographing your projects in natural light and in the square mode, email them to ava.gaughen@gmail.com.

Open Stitching Time on Zoom

There will be four hour zoom periods where you can drop in to stitch. Join us when you can to stitch a bit and chat. You can leave and come back when you want. We want to experiment with different times/days and would appreciate any feedback. The zoom links will be sent to all members in a separate email.

Socials will be on the second and fourth Sundays of each month from 12-4 pm PST.

Tips for Meeting Attendees:
Mute your microphone
To help keep background noise to a minimum, make sure you mute your microphone when you are not speaking

Be mindful of background noise
When your microphone is not muted, avoid activities that could create additional noise, such as shuffling papers or family members using the bathroom (it has happened!)

Position your camera properly
If you choose to use a web camera, be sure it is in a stable position and focused at eye level, if possible. Doing so helps create a more direct sense of engagement with other participants.