Upcoming Programs

(Months not listed TBD)


35th Chapter Anniversary! In addition to our Holiday party, we will celebrate our chapter’s 35th anniversary.


January – Getting to know you!
You’ll learn what needlepoint is, what the chapter and national guild offer to the members and hear from members about their stories, how they got started in needlepoint, and a tip! Kristine Buckley, Director will also share her story about Access2jobs and their mission. Contact me if you wish to share your story.
The rest of the year is TBD
Zoom Social meetings
They are back by popular demand! Thanks to our moderators, Jennifer Kiss, Margi Thornburgh, Jo Ann Jackson, and Heather Cowan, they agreed to continue.  We will continue to require our members to keep their video and sound on. Of course, mute yourself when the background noise impact the group. The zoom sessions are also a great forum for our members to ask for needlepoint help.  Here’s the remaining sessions for the year:
All times in PST.
Pajama Party – 11/26 and 12/10 from 8 p.m. – midnight
<SPECIAL EVENT> 12/31 – 6 p.m. – 12 midnight – Celebrate the end of the year at a special time.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 890 8042 7569
Passcode: pajama
Second Sunday – 12/12 – 12 – 4
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 850 9079 7011
Passcode: 757182
Fourth Sunday – 11/28 – 12 – 4
Meeting ID: 844 4222 7740
Passcode: 757182
Zoom links are on sdang.org – calendar.

Zoom chapter meetings:

Meetings at 6:30 p.m. to give everyone time to connect, overcome technical hiccups and settle in. The program and chapter business will begin at 7 p.m. (All times are PST) We encourage all of you to bring your latest projects and show them off! And we will be holding raffles for those in attendance. The items will be mailed to the winners.

Program door prizes: For those attending the chapter meetings, we will draw names for door prizes. And if you can’t make it, the programs will be recorded for later view.

Topic: SDANG Chapter meeting
Beginning with the February meeting, we’ve added an exciting new feature: breakout rooms for stitch help and social chatting. We will review the process before each meeting.
Feb 9, 2021 06:30 PM
Mar 9, 2021 06:30 PM
Apr 13, 2021 06:30 PM
May 11, 2021 06:30 PM
Jun 8, 2021 06:30 PM
Jul 13, 2021 06:30 PM
Aug 10, 2021 06:30 PM
Sep 14, 2021 06:30 PM
Oct 12, 2021 06:30 PM
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your
calendar system.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 842 7673 9008
Passcode: SDANG

Zoom social meetings:

Thanks to our members, we have several zoom social meetings for you to drop in and connect with all of us while still socially distancing:

  • Second Sundays starting January 10, 2021 – Hosted by Jennifer Kiss
    • 12 – 4 p.m. PST
    • https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85090797011?pwd=QXFKalR4aVk1aHdidTBaL2w1NENpdz09
    • Meeting ID: 850 9079 7011
    • Passcode: 757182
  • Pajama Party time: – Hosted by Heather Cowan and Margi Thornburgh
    • 8 p.m. to midnight
    • Feb 12, 2021
    • Feb 26, 2021
    • Mar 12, 2021
    • Mar 26, 2021
    • https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89080427569?pwd=SEdNVE5RYWd6SFJWUDRiM3BaU0lUZz09
    • Meeting ID: 890 8042 7569
    • Passcode: pajama

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.

Chapter Project Book Challenge

Our pineapple challenge, updating a thirty-three year old chapter book project, was a lot of fun. Below are some of the results. Place your cursor on the image to see the name of the stitcher.

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.

Shirley Chin, VP-Programs, is inviting all our members to share/demonstrate a needlepoint related topic. As many of you are dual members, it would be great to see what your chapter has done in the past. Email Shirley at programs@sdang.org or call her at 619-922-6414 to be scheduled.