About Us

It all started with three ladies who loved to get together to do needlework deciding San Antonio needed a chapter of The Embroiderers’ Guild of America (EGA). They started inviting other friends who shared their love of needlework and put out the word through local shops that an organizational meeting would be held in November (1973); and anyone who could wield a needle was invited to attend. Over 80 people attended that meeting; and by May 1974, the San Antonio Needlework Guild (SANG) was chartered by EGA. Now, 40 years later, we are still going strong!

SANG’s monthly chapter meetings are held day and evening on the fourth Tuesday of the month, September through May. See the calendar for exact dates and locations. Stitch-ins in various San Antonio Library branches and periodic workshops offer lots of opportunities for stitchers to gather. SANG is one of the oldest chapters in EGA’s South Central Region (SCR) that encompasses the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi. For more information about the events offered by SCR, go to http://www.egascr.org/. For EGA information, go tohttp://www.egausa.org/.

The purpose of this organization shall be to foster the highest standards of excellence in the practice of the art of embroidery through an active program of education and study and to preserve the heritage of the art of embroidery.

 The photos shown below are from our 2016 annual retreat and Outreach program. These are only a few of many stitching opportunities that are available for members of SANG. Check out our calendar of events.


San Antonio Needlework Guild
Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month.

Day Meetings: Coffee 9:30, Meeting 10:00 am, Northwood Presbyterian Church, 518 Pike Place.

Evening Meetings: 6:30 Social, 7:00-9:00 Meeting,St. Mark’s UMC Church, 1902 Vance Jackson

Our Board

President – Joan Vanderbrink

VP Education – Mary Hodges

VP Membership – Kay Foster

VP Outreach – Linda Bjorn

Secretary – Joyce McCoig

Treasurer – Carmel Friesenhan

Editor – Linda Bell

To any non-members who may be reading this website: We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our site. SANG would love to have you attend a meeting or join us at any of our community stitch- ins. All guild activities are open to SANG guild members and our sister-guilds (ANG and Bluebonnet). EGA members belonging to other guilds are welcome to attend our meetings, and attend workshops and classes if space is available. Visitors are welcome to attend any of our community stitch-in events and are encouraged to attend up to two official guild meetings (either the First Wednesday of the month stitch-in or our Fourth Tuesday day or night meetings) prior to joining. Workshops and classes are only open to EGA Guild members unless otherwise stated in the announcement.

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