American Needlepoint Guild

Gateway Chapter
St. Louis, Missouri


2013-2014 Programs

Needlenotes Newsletter

Meetings and Stitch-Ins


Standing Rules

Meeting Minutes

Chapter Officers

Membership Application (PDF)

Stitching Topics

St. Louis Area Exhibits



Monthly Programs for 2014-2015

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This year our programs are designed to educate and expand on your creativity through design, stitches and sharing of ideas. In 2014-2015 we will needlepoint an ort box and a valentine bargello. Join us as we mentor one another.


Thursday, September 18

Introduction to Ort Box and Valentine Bargello and UFO Challenge -
Introduction to the upcoming projects and tips for getting started. We will also be starting this year’s UFO challenge.


Thursday, October 16

Introduction to How to Draw and Count the Ort Box
During this session we will discuss materials, how to best draw the ort box to suit your personal needs, decipher tricky wording in the instructions, and have a quick review of counted canvas work for those new to it.


Thursday, November 20

Stitching the Ort Box Pockets
Stitching will begin on the ort box pockets and pocket sides (Areas 1-4). We will compare threads used, give helpful hints, and answer any questions.




November-December Needlenotes

Click here to read the November-December Needlenotes for current member and chapter activities. There is more information in the newsletter about the November programs. There is no December meeting but we have two other opportunities to gather wiith membership (see more below). Also, check-out the the Shop News for our advertisers. They have great fun ideas for the holidaysl.

If you have missed any previous newsletters, click here or click Needlenotes Newsletter under the Contents heading on the left side of this page.



Sarah Jacobson Memorial
Book Program
Chapter Philanthropy Project

Thursday, December 11

Our Gateway Chapter is helping the third Jacobson Memorial Book Program to reach its goal to improve the lives of underprivileged children by helping them read. Reading programs are implemented in low income districts where educators are working to create and maintain reading levels. Giving each student a book of their own has been proven to be very successful.

In honor of our own member, Sarah Jacobson, we have adopted one classroom of twenty students in a St. Louis school.

A special event is being held on Thursday, December 11 at the home of Debbie Jacobson. This event is to honor Debbie's daughter, Sarah, and to support the effort of this valuable book program. Please plan to join other members for this celebration and to meet the teacher of our adopted class.

For any additional information or to donate,
please RSVP to Regina at 314-991-5741.

Holiday Retreat - December 13
Stitch-in time at Jan Zimmerman's Home


Gather with other members at a stitch-in. Bring your holiday stitch items and take some time to visit with other members and make progress on that special gift or faviorite project.

RSVP to Jan to let her know you will be attending. Bring your own lunch.
Check your roster for Jan's contact information.

Gateway Chapter
Kit and Caboodle Bag

New giveaway program for all members – attend three Chapter functions in the next year starting in May 2014 and receive a free “Kit and Caboodle” bag. A Chapter function is defined as a meeting, a workshop, a retreat, a luncheon, or a stitch-in.

Our giveaway “Kit and Caboodle” bag is a great little bag with plastic zipper compartments that can hold many different types of items – threads, stitching notions, make-up, etc. – thus the name “Kit and Caboodle”.

The giveaway year runs from May 2014 through April 2015. At meetings, be sure that you sign the log book so that your name can be recorded for attendance and counted toward your bag. We will also be keeping attendance logs at the other Chapter functions. Your Board wants to thank you for supporting your Chapter.

Don’t miss out on this great giveaway!

Colored Pictures in your e-Mail Newsletter

It is time to keep up with the changing world and we have decided to join in. Begriming with the Gateway ANG September-October 2013 newsletter, you will receive the newsletter only through email if you have provided the chapter with an email address. You will not receive the newsletter by mail.

If you would like to have a copy of the newsletter mailed to your home, please contact Judy Lewis, Newsletter Chair at 314-997-6674 or If your mail address or email address have changed, please contact Judy or Kathryn Nagy, Membership Chair.

Need a Ride to the Meetings??

Don't miss our meetings because you need a ride. Janice Marsh is your Ride Coordinator. Contact her and she will arrange a ride for you so you can join either our morning or evening meetings or both!! Janice might even arrange for a drive-thru at McDonald's to satisfy your cravings! Contact Janice!

Chapter Information

Phone Numbers, Mail and Email Addresses

Do we have your current phone and mailing addresses? Send any additions or corrections to Kathryn Nagy, Membership Chair at

"Tri-fold" Brochure

Information about the Gateway ANG chapter can be found in the tri-fold brochure. It includes information about the nonprofit organization, programs, workshops, and events scheduled for 2014-2015. Complete the membership application and join other members in the many needlework activities. If you are already a member, share this information with your friends and neighbors and share your interest in needlepoint.

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