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.
From our President:
Hi everyone!I certainly hope that you are all enjoying this glorious autumn weather and gorgeous foliage that Mother Nature has provided for us, as she readies herself for winter. With the holidays fast approaching, many of us are busy finishing up our gift stitching and are thinking of something to stitch for own pleasure. Perhaps you have an old project or
two that is lingering in a closet. Maybe you are just itching to start something new!Check out the wonderful programs that we are presenting through our chapter. Mary and Jane have been working diligently planning all of these exciting offerings for all of us!From technique classes and lectures to holiday festivities, Ruby red hearts and the Hot Stuff piece are sure sizzlers!
As we enter our 40th year as a chapter, please do plan to join us at a meeting or at a stitch-in. Exciting things are always happening!We are currently in the planning stages of 40th Anniversary Needlepoint Exhibits at several locales, so stay tuned for all the details! And, if you are in need of some Holiday cheer, please be sure to sign up for the holiday luncheon and ornament project in December and our Holiday dinner in January. Many thanks to Linda Grignolo who is busily planning the luncheon for us along with her crew of helper elves! Our holiday dinner will be in January. Details are in the newsletter.
It is with sadness I announce the resignation of our Editor, Anne Barney. Anne has worked diligently over the last 3 years and has created a masterpiece of a newsletter for all of us! Please join me in thanking her for all her great work. I know I will miss her.
And finally as the holidays approach, on behalf of the MANG board members and myself, our warmest thoughts and best
wishes for a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!Don’t forget to take some time to stitch just for you!
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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