American Needlepoint Guild

Gateway Chapter
St. Louis, Missouri


2014-2015 Programs

Needlenotes Newsletter

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Standing Rules

Meeting Minutes

Chapter Officers

Membership Application (PDF)

Stitching Topics

St. Louis Area Exhibits



Monthly Programs for 2014-2015

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, January 15

Continuing with the Ort Box - Area 5
UFO Challenge - Half-way point and Share Progress

Morning Meeting ONLY
Chili and Salad Lunch after meeting
Afternoon Stitch-In after lunch

At this meeting, we will discuss and answer questions regarding the ort box pocket sides (area 5). We will also show progress on our UFO (unfinished objects). Bring your work or finished piece to share with the group.

Instead of leaving immediately after the meeting, plan to stay and have lunch at Ladue Chapel and for a stitch-in. Several of our members have volunteered to bring food – chili and salad – and paper plates and bowls and plastic spoons, etc. We have the room for the entire day, so we are going to use it. There will not be an evening meeting in January. Please come out and join us --weather permitting, of course.


Thursday, February 19

Introduction to How to Draw and Count the Ort Box
In February, we will take a break from the ort box and stitch a vibrant and fun heart bargello. The pattern for this is free and our Program Chairman, Mary Brook, and at both the January and February meetings everyone will receive a copy . Bring your supplies to the February meeting to stitch together. Click here to preview this bargello heart project.

bargello hearts


Thursday, March 19

Stitching the Ort Box Folder Sides
We will stitch a portion of the folded sides (Areas 6-9), giving tips, answering questions, and comparing progress as we go.


Thursday, April 16

Stitching the Ort Box Folded Sides
We will stitch a portion of the folded sides (Areas 10- 13), giving tips, answering questions, and comparing progress as we go.


Thursday, May 21

Stitching the Bottom of the Ort Box and Show off Valentine Bargello This month members will exhibit their finished valentine bargello projects. Additionally, we will have a detailed discussion regarding stitching the bottom of the ort box (Areas 14-18). Finishing the ort box will take place next year!

January-February Needlenotes

Click here to read the January-February Needlenotes for current member and chapter activities. There is more information in the newsletter about the January and February programs and other activities REMINDER: There is no January evening meeting. Also, check-out the the Shop News for our advertisers. They have great fun ideas for the cold winter days.

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 held the first Philanthropy Holiday Party in December. It was a HUGE SUCCESS for the Jacobson Memorial Book Program. Thank you to all the participants who help to collect a total of $400.00 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.

All of the donations collected at the book celebration on Thursday evening, will be used to purchase books by our adopted kindergarten teacher, Jennifer. She is thrilled with the books everyone contributed for their 'entry fee', and she is so excited to be making her latest purchases for her classroom.

If you weren't able to attend, we missed you and hope you will be able to attend next time. It is never too late to contribute to a wonderful cause. Donations will be accepted at all ANG meetings or you can mail directly to Donna Hindin. Donna will accept cash or checks made out to ANG. No amount is too small, it adds up very quickly.

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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