Welcome to the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild (MANG) Website.
MANG MISSION STATEMENT
The object of this Guild is for educational and cultural development through participation in, and encouragement of, interest in the art of needlepoint.
40th Anniversary Exhibit
The Massachusetts Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild proudly announces that we are celebrating our 40th year in 2015. The Guild is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the education and cultural development through participation in and encouragement of interest in the art of needlepoint.
To celebrate our 40th anniversary, the Guild members will exhibit many of their beautifully and intricately stitched needlework pieces to the public at several locations.
Over the past 40 years, the Guild has stitched and donated many pieces, including a tapestry that is hanging in the State House in Boston, as well as stitching the kneelers and other items for the Old North Church. Most recently, as part of our Outreach program, we did a year-long program entitled ‘Stitching for Autism’ with proceeds going to the national and local organizations of Autism Speaks. We welcome all to come and enjoy viewing the lovely pieces of the Guild’s members.
The dates and locations of the exhibit are as follows:
Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington St, Wellesley, MA
Exhibit runs from January 31 to February 26th
Monday - Thursday 9 - 9
Friday 9 - 6
Saturday 9 - 5
Sunday 1 - 5
Billerica Public Library, 15 Concord Rd, Billerica, MA
Exhibit runs from March 2 - March 31
Monday - Thursday 9 - 9
Friday - Saturday 9 - 5
Sunday 1 - 5
Angles and Art, 80 Wingate St, Haverhill, MA, more info call: 978-372-2260
Exhibit runs from April 5 - April 30
Special Reception: Thursday April 23 from 3-7pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10 - 5
Thursday 10 - 7
Saturday 9 - 3
Have you been a lifelong stitcher? Has your interest in needlepoint waned a bit?
Or are you just wondering what to do with a needle, thread and some canvas?
Are you a friend of a needle pointer and curious as to what needle pointers do? Then you have come to the right website! We welcome all levels of stitchers to our chapter, and we have plenty of interesting activities planned for our members throughout the year.
Needlepoint is easy, fun and affordable. You can create wonderful designs to make for yourself, or to give as presents to friends and family, which will be treasured for many years. Whether it is a painted design or a charted counted canvas piece to more varied Needlepoint Design, all are of tremendous interest to see in progress or completed.
Programs at the regular monthly meetings range from stitching projects (usually taught by a chapter member) to lectures and social events. All of these are described in our chapter newsletter Needle Points, which is distributed to our members four times a year. A Special event luncheon and dinner is also planned for the winter holidays in December as well as a year-end celebration in May. We also encourage Stitch-ins at members’ homes and in public spaces to spread the joy of our craft.
In addition, the Chapter sponsors at least one multi-day workshop annually, taught by a nationally-known teacher, and offering a more complex project than is suitable for the shorter monthly meetings.
I invite you to come to our next meeting, and bring a friend, too. The MANG Chapter meets twice a month from September through May. Our day meetings are held on the third Thursday at the Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington Street, Wellesley Hills, MA. Meetings begin at 10:00 a.m. The evening meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday at the Marriott Courtyard hotel at 270 Concord Road, Billerica, MA. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. All meetings are open to potential members.
Please do join us!
The American Needlepoint Guild is an educational organization dedicated to promoting all forms of needlework on a readily counted ground fabric.
The bylaws are in the process of being updated. The current copy is available here bylaws.
Policies and Procedures
The current policies and procedures of the Massachusetts Chapter are available here (TBD).
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