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From Eula Malson, Past President:

The aims and purposes of the American Needlepoint Guild were set forth. The guild is open to every lover of needlepoint: professional, amateur or rank beginner. It is an educational, non-profit, non-political organization whose main purpose is to stimulate interest in all aspects of needlepoint. The guild encourages the practice and appreciation of needlepoint as an art form; restores historic landmarks and places of worship in needlepoint; locates antique works and places them in museums for future generations; sponsors exhibits, workshops, meetings, conventions and tours to provide information and to stimulate the exchange of ideas and inspirations; provides a framework for the enjoyment of friendships which this mutual interest engenders.



Interested needlers from Birmingham, AL meet and decide to organize the American Needlepoint Guild


September 6, 1972, the first annual convention was held in Georgia and the Declaration of Incorporation for the American Needlepoint Guild was signed

 1973  On a trip to Monaco, Princess Grace awarded the first Princess Grace Award


  United Nations Peace Rug was presented to the United Nations 

The State Seal Rug, with the seals of each state was completed


The Teacher Certification Program was established


Quarterly newsletter publication was expanded to a professional quality journal, Needle Pointers


 A group traveled to Monaco and sponsored the first Invitational Exhibit


The State Seal Rug was presented to the DAR Museum in Washington, DC


ANG Regions were established with elected Area Representatives to act as liaision to the board of directors

 1985  The first Chapter Project Book was published


  The Judging Certification program was established

Members from across the nation stitched Christmas ornaments for the White House Christmas trees


ANG celebrates it's 25th Anniversary in Detroit, MI


Chair Seat covers were presented to Blair House, Washington, DC


The Stitch of the Month program was introduced


The project for Mission patches, designed for each NASA flight, was initiated

1999      The first CyberWorkshop was taught by Carole Lake and Barbara Richardson

Members who stitched NASA patches were invited to the grand re-opening of the NASA Visitors Center


National bylaws were updated and a new organization structure was established


ANG celebrates it's 40th Anniversary in Philadelphia, PA

   And more history to be written...


Additional History of ANG 

  ANG History  Part 1 1970 - 1982 



                                           ANG History Part 2 1982 - 1998



  ANG History Part 3 1998 - 2012



 Past Presidents 



 Seminar History




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.


ANG, Inc.
1120 Route 73, Ste 200, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054-5113
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