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Welcome to the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild (MANG) Website.

The object of this Guild is for educational and cultural development through participation in, and encouragement of, interest in the art of needlepoint.

Presidents' Message

Greetings Stitchers,

Hello stitchers, This winter has been a wild one in terms of weather. Being too cold or too snowy are good reasons to hunker down and stitch. We are halfway through our 2017-2018 guild year and I believe things are going well. The day people seemed to enjoy the fun Pam had planned for us at the Holiday Luncheon. The prizes were priceless! I feel both day and evening stitchers are glad to have a project extend to a second month. It’s less apt to end up in the WIP pile if more of it gets done at the meetings.

This chapter has a lot of skillful stitchers. It was suggested that people submit a picture of a finished piece to the newsletter to show off the work they have done. You may or may not attend meetings but we are all interested in what is being done. Send a picture with your name, the title and designer of the piece and any comment you may have to our newsletter guru, Joanna Enzmann at

Please consider participating in our Spring Workshop. “Under a Copper Moon” is a stunning piece. We hope to have an actual piece for you to see at our next meeting.

Happy Stitching



About Us:
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!


Chapter Purpose

The American Needlepoint Guild is an educational organization dedicated to promoting all forms of needlework on a readily counted ground fabric.



Stitch In Updates!
Hi everyone! The current weather makes us believe that Spring is right around the corner!  I certainly hope so.
I ‘d like to thank Nancy Kirwin for hosting a great stitch in last January. Though the threat of inclement weather and icy conditions caused many to cancel at the last minute, a great time was had by those who did attend!  Not only did a lot of stitching get accomplished, we also managed to have a fabulous time with loads of laughter and comradery .  I’d like to say we solved all the world problems too but alas, I don’t think anybody was listening!
Lois Cardell has offered to host a stitch in at her home, 18 Evergreen Way , Medfield  on Friday March 16 starting at 10 AM. Lois has also offered to make a delicious soup  for lunch for her guests so please make sure to let her know you will be attending. Lois can be reached at 508 359 4824 or by email at   Sounds like a great time with friends.
Judy Young is also looking forward to hosting a great stitch in at her home,67 Old Sudbury Rd in Wayland on Thursday, April 12 also at 10:00AM . Another great time will be had by all who attend!  Judy can be reached at 508 358 2354 or @
Please let these ladies know if you plan to attend. If you need directions or have any questions  please feel free to let me know!
Hosting a stitch In is a fun thing to do and very easy on the hostess. If you would like to have a stitch In contact me at



The bylaws are in the process of being updated. The current copy is available here bylaws.


Policies and Procedures

April 16 2016

The current policies and procedures of the Massachusetts Chapter are available here.



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