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Seminar 2020: Special Events

Special Events

Meet the Board

Are you interested in learning more about ANG? Do you have a question to ask or a comment or suggestion that you would like to make to the Board? Please reach out to us at Seminar! Board members will be wearing blue name tags and would love to hear from you. We look forward to meeting you!

First-Timers Reception

Wednesday, August 5 | 5 – 6:00 p.m.

Check into the hotel and take your things to your room, then come join us for the First-Timers Reception.  Here you will meet your Board and the ANG staff. learn about events we have planned, get special tips for coming days, and get your questions answered.  Just in case you miss this meeting you'll find most of the information in the Participant's Handbook in your registration packet.  Welcome to Seminar!

Opening Reception: Cena con Amigos (Dinner With Friends)

Thursday, August 6 | 6:30 p.m.

We are back for another wonderful year.  The Opening Reception is a good start to seeing old friends and making new ones.  See the faces that go with the names of the Board of Directors, volunteers, and faculty.  The Exhibit Special Award ribbon winners are announced with their entries.  We look forward to seeing you. 

Golden Start Event

Friday, August 7 | 7 - 8:30 a.m.

This is an invitation-only even for major Golden Needle Society donors. We will have further information for you as we get closer to the Tucson Seminar. For more information about the Society, please contact

Chapter Presidents and Officers Meeting

Friday, August 7 | 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Come meet with other Chapter Officers and your Area Representatives for an informative and lively discussion of the issues Chapters are dealing with, programs and policies you share, and ideas for making your Chapter stronger. Bring your questions, your successes, and your challenges to share!

CyberPointers Connection

Friday, August 7 | 5 – 6:00 p.m.

Everyone is invited to this event! Members can put faces with names, potential members will hear about how the chapter operates, and everyone will find out about the exciting programs to be offered in the upcoming year. 

Life Patron Luncheon

Saturday, August 8 | 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

The Life Patron Luncheon will include a screening of the award-winning short documentary film Torah: Stitch by Stitch. The film recounts one woman’s ambitious project to write a complete Torah in cross stitch.  With a beautiful original score, the film explores some of the 1500 stitchers in 27 countries that have come together to complete this project. 

Auction, Auction, Auction!

  • Silent Auction (onsite at Seminar)
  • Online Auction (available to all via online)
  • Buy It Now (onsite at Seminar)

Looking for the best items to fill your needlepoint stash? Check out ANG Auctions! Seminar 2020 will feature the onsite Silent Auction as well as Buy It Now. You’ll want to bring an extra suitcase to hold all the goodies you win. There will be canvases galore as well as other needlepoint items.

Online Auction will be running during Seminar as well, with online bidding through Auto Bid. You can leave your top bid and the system will bid for you, leaving you plenty of time for classes, friends, stitching, and bidding in the Silent Auction! Go to to register, and if you’ve used Auction Frogs before, you can use the same account.

Have things to donate? It’s how we keep our auctions going, you know! If you or your Chapter have items for donation, please email the Auction Chairman at auction@needlepoint. org. ANG loves your donations of painted canvases, unopened kits, charts for counted canvas projects, clean and unused threads, floor stands, books, needlework tools, and finished items! Please, no opened kits or partially stitched canvases. A letter for tax purposes will be sent to donors. Shipping information is available from the Chairman.

PLEASE DO NOT SHIP ITEMS TO THE ANG HEADQUARTERS! They just have to send them on the Auction Committee, which requires more shipping.

Farewell Gala

Sunday, August 9 | 6:30 p.m.

All too soon, another Seminar is about to be in the books. Celebrate with friends old and new at the Farewell Gala. At this event we will announce the winners of the People’s Choice and Delegate’s Choice awards and our scholarships, and we’ll recognize our members who have completed their certification programs.


Our Mission

ANG is an educational, non-profit organization whose purpose is educational and cultural development through participation in and encouragement of interest in the art of needlepoint. ANG defines needlepoint as any counted or free stitchery worked by hand with a threaded needle on a readily countable ground.


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