Upcoming Programs

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.

January 14

The 2023 yearlong program will be the 2023 ANG Stitch of the Month (SOTM) educational offering with Crescent Journey by Melita Glavin. We will review how the SOTM will be rolled for the year. However, if you miss the meeting, we will go over the stitches on a quarterly basis. If you don’t want to do the piece, you can create your own stitch reference binder! You can stitch on a business card-size canvas and put them in plastic sleeves designed for hold business cards. For more information including materials for five different colorways and the first installment please visit SOTM 2023.

February 14

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, we will be doing a new Chapter Project Book piece by Jennifer Riefenberg, a nationally renowned teacher who has Teaching and Judging Certifications from the National Academy of Needlearts. Heart Beat is a small study in Or Nuè, with a pleasing heart-shaped design. She will be joining us at the meeting on Zoom to demonstrate the Or Nuè technique and discuss the project. This program requires registration to meet ANG’s requirements for using a piece in the Chapter Project Book – Information for registration and supplies will be available in mid-January.

March 14

Session #1 of the SOTM, where we will be reviewing the stitches released from January – March. Feel free to start before the meeting as each month is released to show us what colorway you have chosen. We will discuss tips, suggestions, and problems that members might have. This will be the first presentation for this project – others will follow in June, September, and January 2024.

Additional Long-Term Project

We will also be incorporating another project to work on throughout the year. To add another opportunity to work together on a project, AND to add to your stitch reference binder, we will be doing the Layers of Leaves project from Needlepoint Now magazine. This will be presented in the 6 issues of the magazine in 2023. There will be 10 leaves in each issue for a total of 60 leaves. It is finished on a 12” Styrofoam ring and is a great stash buster in addition to being a portable project that can be stitched on 5” x 5” 18-ct canvas for each leaf. We will be setting up a dedicated group in Groups IO to share different colorways and tips/suggestions/corrections.

This project requires the purchase of the magazine issues – a subscription (which many of you may already have) is more cost-effective than purchasing individually. For more information, please visit Layers of Leaves. Registration information will be available in mid-January.

Free Supplies for 2023 Programs

To encourage participation in both the Crescent Journey and Layers of Leaves projects to create a personal stitch reference binder, the chapter is providing blank business cards and plastic business card holders to members! You will receive enough to complete 80 stitch samples. They will be available at in-person meetings or can be mailed for the cost of shipping. Additionally, there is blank canvas available for your stitch samples at in-person meetings. Information to request these will be available in mid-January.

You Can Start Long-Term Projects at Anytime

Don’t think you need to be able to start the Crescent Journey or Layers of Leaves projects from the very beginning? You can always catch up and receive guidance from current participants.

Download the 2023 Programs Registration Form

* Registration is available to SDANG Chapter members only – if you would like to join the chapter, please contact Membership@SDANG.org for more information

**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 2022 Holiday Party!

(More 2023 Dates to Come)

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 –  January 14 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 2023 meetings.
Topic: SDANG Chapter meeting
Time: Jan 14, 2023 11:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Jan 14, 2023 11:30 AM
Feb 14, 2023 06:30 PM
Mar 14, 2023 06:30 PM
Apr 11, 2023 06:30 PM
May 9, 2023 06:30 PM
Jun 13, 2023 06:30 PM
Jul 11, 2023 06:30 PM
Aug 8, 2023 06:30 PM
Sep 12, 2023 06:30 PM
Oct 10, 2023 06:30 PM
Nov 14, 2023 06:30 PM
Dec 12, 2023 06:30 PM
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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.

Michelle Crownhart and Pamela Harding, VP-Programs, are 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/call either Michelle Crownhart – at 619-246-7681 or Pamela Harding – at 206-406-5642 or email them at programs@sdang.org to be scheduled.