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.
Here we are in November heading into the long winter months where we can add hours to our stitching time - right? Well hopefully. We have many great programs coming for both the day and evening meetings. Please remember to sign up in a timely manner as this really helps Mary and Jane.
Now I would like to address a rather sensitive subject - meeting room etiquette. With the time and materials that go into our various needlepoint projects we need to take care of them, our own and others. To that end please keep all liquids off the tables. Lunchtime is the exception when we put aside our needlework . I ask this of you knowing I have been in the habit of putting my coffee cup on the table so I will be joining you in developing new habits. Another etiquette issue of our modern times is the use of cell phones. Please just put them on vibrate and then place on the table if needed. Of course, for privacy take the calls in the hallway. Thank you many times over for your consideration in these matters.
Now back to more enjoyable topics, stitching, friends and food. All of these will be available at our holiday luncheon which Linda G. is busily planning and Mary has a great little ornament , a humbug planned for us. Hope to see many of you then!
Outreach Program Festival of Trees
The Festival of Trees is almost here.I would like to thank everyone that stitched and donated ornaments. We have over 60 pieces to adorn our tree.
I hope everyone will come see the tree at the festival that runs from November 25-December 11 at the Mass. Horticultural Society at the Garden at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St.,Wellesley.
Betsy Young, Outreach Program Chairperson
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.
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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