The American Needlepoint Guild will celebrate its Forty-Eighth Anniversary Seminar August 6-
10, 2020 in Tucson, Arizona at the Westin La Paloma. It is our pleasure to invite all teachers to propose for this celebration. We welcome a variety of classes that conform to, or support, ANG’s definition of needlepoint: “Any counted or free stitchery worked by hand with a threaded needle on a readily countable ground.”
While “traditional” needlepoint classes on countable grounds such as, but not limited to, 14, 18, and 24 counts are always welcome, we are also interested in process classes that offer innovative techniques, classes in color and/or design, judging, teaching, and needlework history classes. If you have any questions about what type of proposals might be appropriate, please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss your ideas. We encourage you to submit a variety of proposals of multiple lengths (1/2, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 days) to allow us to balance our schedule while being good stewards of ANG resources.
The Faculty Selection Committee will meet in a virtual format in February 1-2, 2019. Your
proposals need to be received by January 18, 2019 and you will be notified of our decisions in late February 2019.
ANG is now considering proposals for teachers to teach a stitch guide or embellishment class
for one painted canvas, which does not need to be an original design by the teacher. If you are a teacher and want to teach another designer’s canvas, please pay extra attention to #3 below.
1. Your proposal should be a new project or format that has not been offered previously at
other seminars or sold as a kit, painted canvas, stitch guide, design, or booklet. (See
exception for Encore classes and painted canvas classes noted below.)
2. The Seminar Faculty Committee may select a previously taught class, designated as an Encore, if the Committee decides that such a repetition is of interest to Seminar
participants. If you have a class that you have previously taught for ANG or for another organization that you would like to have us consider as an Encore, you may submit it to the Committee, clearly marking it as an “Encore” submission. Please note when and where your class has been taught.
3. ANG is soliciting proposals for seminar 2020 featuring a unique stitch guide for a painted canvas. The painted canvas is not required to be the work of the stitch guide
author/teacher. The stitch guide must be original and never before published. Please
also include with the proposal the date the painted canvas was first available and the
current estimated distribution. With the proposal, the teacher is required to submit the release from the painted canvas designer. This release form will be available on the ANG website.
4. Each proposal must be submitted in a separate file or folder if hard copies are mailed. Include a photograph, colored line drawing, or other visual representation of your project on the cover of your folder. The Standard Proposal Summary Sheet should be the second page of your submission. Please supplement this form with enough information to document this class for the Faculty election Committee. It is your responsibility to supply sufficient supporting explanations and visual aids to show the proposal to its advantage so the SFC can “see” your class as you envision it. Pictures, high quality scans, or color photocopies of unframed stitched or partially stitched projects are encouraged. For notebook, process and color and/or design classes, format and content should be explained in full detail. Please include approximate design size (for finished projects), ground and thread samples, small stitched samples, and lesson plans or teaching booklets to aid the Committee with its evaluations and choices. Your current résumé is also helpful.
5. The pieces and classes (visual representations) selected for the 2020 Seminar MUST be completed for display at the Houston Seminar, which begins August 15, 2019. Your final class project, if mailed/shipped must be received approximately 15 to 30 days before the
start of seminar. Hand-carried class projects must be given to the Exhibit Chair
approximately August 12, 2019. Precise dates will be published at a later date. Please
remember your piece or visual representation will be photographed for the Seminar Brochure at this time.
6. Final class descriptions for the 2020 Seminar brochure will be required by June 1, 2019. Your class description, which is not to exceed 90 words, should be an accurate
description of all materials/supplies needed, color options, proficiency level, and kit
contents. You will be given a chance to review the final description before it is
The current American Needlepoint Guild teaching fees for Seminar are $400 per teaching day ($200 for half days). Teachers will also receive reimbursement allowances toward lodging and travel expenses, with details to be provided in your contract.
We look forward to your proposals celebrating the 2020 ANG National Seminar. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Seminar Faculty Committee
Phone: (916) 718-8605
Printable PDFs of associated forms can be downloaded below.