Important Upcoming Dates!

 Feb. 1, 2014 – National Stitch in Public Day.

 Feb. 15, 2014 – Chapter annual financial reports due to National EGA office.

 Mar. 1, 2014 – SCR Mid-year Meeting, Dallas,TX.

 April 1, 2014 – deadline to register for 2014Seminar Stitching Gumbo. Registration is open at

 June 11 – 14, 2014 – SCR 2014 Seminar, Stitching Gumbo

 October 18 – 24, 2014 – EGA 2014 National Seminar in Phoenix, AZ, Dreams and Legends. Open registration begins Mar. 1, 2014.

 June 4 – 6, 2015 – SCR 2015 Seminar in Lubbock, TX, In Stitches. More information will be available soon.

 October 28 – November 2, 2015 – EGA 2015 National Seminar in San Antonio, TX, Stitchin’ Fiesta.

News and Notes


Jill Stoeber 210-493-8906 cell 210-421-3420 She has quite a few beautiful painted canvases, some with yarn. She has DeGrazia hand painted canvases. Well worth the drive to her house off De Zavala and Lockhill Selma. She is selling her aunt’s stash and they are beautiful.


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Joan Vanderbrink

Stitch in Public Day

February 1, 2014 is EGA’s Stitch in Public Day. We have several opportunities to stitch: Tuesday, February 4 Maverick Library from 6-8 pm, Wednesday, February 5 Northwood Presbyterian Church 9:30 am – 11:00am, lunch, stitch 12:30-3:00 pm, Monday, February 10 Forest Hills Library, 6-8 pm, Saturday, February 15 Memorial Library, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Tuesday, March 4 at Maverick Library, 6-8 pm, Wednesday, March 5 Northwood Presbyterian Church 9:30 am – 11:30 am, lunch, stitch 12:30 – 3:00 pm, Saturday, March 15 Memorial Library10:00 am -1:00 pm. Here are 6 opportunities to stitch in public with SANG in two months.

Joan Vanderbrink

President’s Message February 2014

hort Threads from the Needle’s Eye…

SANG’S name gets around. Stitches from the Heart gave Jill Stoeber my name. Jill has quite a few handpainted needlepoint and De Grazia handpainted canvases. I went to see them and they are beautiful. Some could almost be framed as they are. They don’t make hand painted Aida so that lets me out. (I stitch mostly on Aida but I have advanced to some canvas and linen.) I could appreciate the talent in these canvases and they would be beautiful stitched. More info in this newsletter.

Saturday, February 1 is EGA Stitch In Public Day. I have listed the dates in this newsletter and I will send EGA pictures and info on our stitch ins.

Forest Hills Library is a nice facility with good light. If you have not seen our exhibit there yet, Joyce did a great job of putting it up. They want us to continue a February exhibit with hearts and red and pink pieces

Can you believe it? We’ll be celebrating 40 years of SANG at our May luncheon. Big plans are in the works, so you won’t want to miss it. Details in our next newsletter (I’m such a tease!)

Tawney is planning on having a technique class on Tanya Berlin’s lace bell pull.

I hope to see you at a stitch in or meeting soon. I am still working on Amadeus and enjoying it. It is new stitches for me like the dart stitch and Amadeus stitch.

Joan Vanderbrink