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HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN NEEDLEPOINT GUILD

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.

 

1970       

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

 1972  

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

1975

  United Nations Peace Rug was presented to the United Nations 
 1977  

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

 1981  

The Teacher Certification Program was established

 1981  

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

 1982  

 A group traveled to Monaco and sponsored the first Invitational Exhibit

 1982  

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

 1985  

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

1987

  The Judging Certification program was established
 1995  

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

 1997  

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

1997  

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

1998  

The Stitch of the Month program was introduced

 1998  

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

1999      The first CyberWorkshop was taught by Carole Lake and Barbara Richardson
2000  

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

 2009  

National bylaws were updated and a new organization structure was established

2012  

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.

Contact

ANG, Inc.
1120 Route 73, Ste 200, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054-5113
P: 856.380.6911 F: 856.439.0525      E:ANG@needlepoint.org