SANG will be hosting a class for beginner embroiders on April 15th at the Encino Library. this project features three little bunnies done in Straight stitches and french knots.
The San Antonio Mini Maker’s Faire was huge fun in the Central Library on March 23rd! There were children everywhere, full of curiosity and questions. It was surprising and pleasing to learn that many of them are already doing some basic sewing or stitching. Most were enchanted by Mary Hodge’s unicorn card embroidery. Many parents showed interest in the beginning embroidery class at Encino Library, April 15th. It was fun for the workers and we hope to be included next time, armed with small projects to offer those curious minds and hands.
The SANG table was positioned next to the Chihuly installation, which beautifully complimented the guild banner.
Name tag kits went out the end of February to new members. If you have never received a name tag kit, please let me know at the next meeting or by email. The email needs to include your name, address and if I would be able to give it to you at the next meeting or May luncheon.
Ladies, the dues year is coming to an end and it is time to renew your membership. I would like to get as many renewals during April as possible. Annual dues are $55 per year. I will be submitting a list with payment to the national office the end of April and May. Hopefully, everyone will have had the opportunity to renew their membership by then. I will be at both day and evening meetings in April as well as the May luncheon to facilitate payment of dues.
Kay Foster, VP Membership
Every year South Central Region (SCR) Gives awards to several members nominated by their Chapters as the person who most exemplifies the theme presented by the Region.
The 2019 Heart and Hand Award theme is “the individual who has planned and implemented events/activities that keep their members engaged in their Guild.”
If you know someone who, you feel, best fits this theme for our Chapter, please tell me or another Board Member.
We must send our nominee, along with the reasons we are nominating them by mid May.
Pat Sweet, Region Representative
Our April 2019 Stitch ins will be on Tuesday, April 2 at 6:00 pm Maverick Library; Wednesday, April 3 at 9:30 at Northwood Presbyterian Church; Monday, April 8 at 6 pm, Forest Hills Library; Wednesday, April 10 at 10:00 am at Yarn Barn; Monday, April 15 at 5 pm Encino Library; This will be our embroidery class at Encino Library; Wednesday, April 17 at 9:30 at Northwood Presbyterian Church, Saturday, April 20, 10:00 am, Memorial Library; Monday, April 22 at 5:00 pm at La Fonda on 410 behind Magic Time Machine; Wednesday, April 24 at 9:30 at Northwood Presbyterian Church. Our regular meeting will be Tuesday, April 23, 9:30 am at Northwood Presbyterian Church and 6:45 pm at St. Mark’s Methodist Church on Vance Jackson.
Our May 2019 Stitch ins will be on Wednesday, May 1 at 9:30 am, Northwood Presbyterian Church; Tuesday, May 7 at 6:00 pm Maverick Library; Wednesday, May 8 at 10:00 am Yarn Barn; Monday, May 13, 6 pm at Forest Hills Library; Wednesday, May 15, 9:30 am, Northwood Presbyterian Church; Saturday, May 18, 10:00 am, Memorial Library; Monday, May 20, 5:00 pm, Encino Library; Wednesday, May 22, 9:30 am Northwood Presbyterian Church; Monday, Memorial Day, May 27, 5 pm at La Fonda behind Magic Time Machine; Wednesday, May 29, 9:30 am at Northwood. We don’t have a day or night meeting in May. Our luncheon is May 11 at Ft Sam Houston Golf Course Club.
It was a nice seeing Debbie Barfield and Betty Petty at the Wednesday stitch in March 6. Debbie has been a SANG member but she moved to St. Louis several years ago.
Our Spring luncheon will be May 11 at Ft. Sam Golf Course Club. We can start stitching at 9:00 and have lunch at 11:30. See the coupon in this newsletter with the menu and charge.
We are going to start a Point System to support SANG. Members can win points by coming to meetings, 2020 Workdays, bringing a friend to a meeting 3 points, and the friend joins 5 points. The complete list is in this newsletter. We will start at the May luncheon and finish at the May 2020 luncheon. The points will be tickets put in a random drawing for a free membership. We will also have a prize for the most points.
Check your SANG newsletter for upcoming stitch ins and meetings. Linda does a fine job of keeping us up to date with her calendar.
Hope to see you at a stitch in soon.
Shhh! The SANG premier outreach project for 2019 is a secret! Our night meeting host, St. Marks UMC, is in need of ornament replacements for its giving tree, which holds wants and needs lists for youngsters who can use a little help at Christmas. When the list is removed to be filled, an ornament is chosen from under the tree to replace the list. Well… those current ornaments are no longer up to the task.
Our answer is to replace them with handmade angel ornaments to be presented the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
The goal is 20 angels, from 3 to 5 inches high, finished (including hangers), ready for the tree. The choice of design and medium is up to the maker; cross-stitch, needlepoint, Hardanger, beaded by hand or on a ground, quilted, whatever method you choose. Please look through your stash, search your memory and see what you can bring to meet this challenge. But remember, this is a secret until we make the presentation!
Threads of Blessing and Meals on Wheels will continue through the year, although we will not make bags this year, so please save pretty bags to use for our donation to Meals on Wheels in December. I will pass along information on both these organizations in future newsletters.
Information regarding Habitat for Humanity samplers will be available next month, but it’s time to decide the strength of your interest. Please send a text to me at 719-322-1305 or a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let the Board know yea or nay to continue this outreach. If yes, how many will you stitch?
Watch the Outreach tab on our website, www.sang-ega.org for updates on resource materials and projects. This is going to be fun!
Our February 2019 Stitch ins will be on Tuesday, February 5 at 6:00 pm Maverick Library; Monday, February 11 at 6 pm, Forest Hills Library, Wednesday, February 6 at 9:30 am, Northwood Presbyterian Church; Wednesday, February 13 at 10:00 am, Yarn Barn; Monday, February 18 at 5 pm Encino Library; Wednesday, February 20 at 9:30, Northwood Presbyterian Church; Saturday, February 16, 10:00 am, Memorial Library; Wednesday, February 27 at 9:30 am Northwood Presbyterian Church, Monday, February 25 at 5:00 pm at La Fonda on 410 behind Magic Time Machine. Our regular meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 26 a 9:30 am at Northwood Presbyterian Church and 6:45 pm at St. Mark’s Methodist Church on Vance Jackson.
Our March 2019 Stitch ins will be on Wednesday, March 6 at 9:30 am, Northwood Presbyterian Church; Wednesday, March 13 at 10:00 am Yarn Barn; Monday, March 11, 6 pm at Forest Hills Library, Saturday, March 16, 10:00 am, Memorial Library; Monday, March 18, 5:00 pm, Encino Library; Wednesday, March 20, 9:30 am, Northwood Presbyterian Church; Wednesday, March 27, 9:30 am Northwood Presbyterian Church. Tuesday, March 26 is our day and night meeting. The day meeting is 9:30 am at Northwood and 6:45 pm at St. Mark’s Methodist Church; Monday, March 25, 5 pm at La Fonda behind Magic Time Machine.
Technique classes will resume in the Fall — until then, we ask that you join your Seminar 2020 committee members in one or more of our Favor Work Days! The favors are still a secret, but we’re coming along nicely. We will be machine and hand sewing, cutting fabric, die-cutting paper, and more. No specialized experience is required. We have jobs to match all skill levels
We will meet at St. Mark United Methodist Church; 1902 Vance Jackson Road San Antonio, TX 78213 Saturday 2 March, Saturday 6 April and Saturday 4 May from 10 am-3pm. We will break for lunch around noon. Come for just the morning, the afternoon, or all day–any amount of time you can give us is greatly appreciated! If you have any questions, please contact Mary Layman at: email@example.com or (719) 761-0618. Now is your chance to have a hand in the favors that SANG provides. Help us show off your talent to the South Central Region in 2020! We’ll see you there
Short Threads from the Needle’s Eye…
Our new Board met January 17, 2019 and a lot of new ideas came out of it. Watch this newsletter for upcoming projects, workshops, classes and Outreach projects.
We are approved for a booth at the San Antonio Mini Maker Faire at the Central Library on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 10:30 to 3:00 pm. Mark your calendars and come stitch with us. We can give out the skein of floss with our card attached. Hopefully visitors will check out our website.
We will be teaching a plastic canvas heart on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Forest Hills Library from 3-5. We have the materials from last year. We have had 3-5 students learn beginning cross stitch. We will be at Maverick Library that evening. We had 3 new members at the day meeting and two of them, Joan and Kathy volunteered to help teach the class. We will have six teachers.
February 2 is Stitch in Public Day but February 16 at Memorial Library will be our Stitch in Public Day. Circle this date on your calendar. The library opens at 10:00 am and we are usually there waiting. The light is good so bring whatever you would like to stitch. We have a nice turnout at this library. Bring some of your bling projects to draw attention to our stitching.
We learned Sue Preston is moving to Florida soon. We wish her and husband Rick and Marie her mother all the best but she will be sure to keep in touch with SANG.