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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,
Two years,wow I can’t believe it has been two years since Nancy Ekross and I assumed to position as chapter presidents.  Nancy’s surprising death was a shock to all of sand we miss her smile and cheerful spirit.
The past two  years have been busy with the help of many members.  Nancy K. and her team completed the changes to the Policies and Procedures guidelines.  These need revision from time to time and it is a challenge to word these in a careful yet appropriate manner.  A good Job well done ladies.

We are trying to increase our membership by helping others to know who we are and what we do.  Violet ordered us business cards for each so each member could have a few in their purse or wallet to share.  If someone shows an interest in your stitching waiting for an appointment, waiting in an airport, any place where we rmght be stitching in public offer them a card. if you don’t have any yet please check with an officer at the luncheon. 

Our joint venture with the Mass.Horticultural Society to display a Christmas tree at Elm Bank was only possible with the help of many members who stitched beautiful ornaments. Our tree was beautiful and an wonderful example of team work something I hope we can repeat sometime in the future.

Under the tree was a rack of updated ANG brochures for people to take and  learn more about us.  Thank you Karen M. and Mary E.  We have more of these that we will able to use and display..  If any of you have a good idea of a place to display  our brochure please let us know.

The afore mentioned endeavors and many others were accomplished by dedicated members.  I truly can’t thank you enough.  I feel ANG is a special group of women and it has been a pleasure to work with you - again Thank You!



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-ins are a time to get together with a small group to work on any project you have been wanting to start, complete or just share ideas on threads and stitches. Sometimes we just work along with some others who may been working on a similar project. Your hostess will provide coffee and tea, and often a breakfast item and or a dessert. Please notify the Hostess 24-49 hours in advance so she can plan on seating and other requirements. Attendees will need to bring their lunch and their project, along with any stitching tools they might require. Stitch-ins normally start between 9:30-10:00 AM. HOWEVER there is no reason that a Stitch-in could not be held in the evening or a weekend for those working gals who are unable to get away during the day. We would love to see an evening Stitch-in and we would be pleased to announce it in the Newsletter, and send out reminders. If you plan on attending a Stitch-in, please notify the hostess 48 hours in advance. Come and enjoy a fun day with friends who enjoy the same hobby. If you are new to the group, this is a great way to get to know everyone. If you would like to hold a Stitch-in please contact Karen McCafferty, stitch-in coordinator.


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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