Patriotic Exhibit at Forest Hills Library

Forest Hills Library has a beautiful, locked display case. Sandra, one of the librarians, puts a sign with our website beside the glass. Most visitors want to know if the items are for sale. It may bring some interest in our second Monday night stitch ins at the library. They will be closed on Veteran’s Day November 12 but should be open Monday, December 10. We will be setting up the exhibit on Thursday, November 1 at 10:00 am and it will stay there till January 3, 2019. If you have any patriotic pieces and can part with them for 2 months, please bring them to the October 23 day or night meetings or a stitch in. Please be sure your name is on the back of the pieces

Short Threads from the Needle’s Eye…October 2018

I wish you all could have been at SANGri-la, our annual retreat, last month in Kerrville. We all had a wonderful time and with the rain much stitching was accomplished by everyone. Thanks from all of us for everyone‟s contributions from the committees wonderful planning and goodie bags to the snacks and prizes from all the attendees. It is planned to be the same week next year but “watch this space!”
REMINDER! On the second Wednesday in October, The Yarn Barn will be involved in the annual Yarn Crawl, so we will be meeting at Northwood Church that day at the usual times.
Joan will be gathering Patriotic Needlework this month for the exhibit at the Forest Hills Library to be set up on November 1. Please bring your pieces to meetings and stitch ins by the Chapter meetings, October 23.
Harriet Nelson passed away in September. She was a member for many years and her love of stitching both with SANG and several ANG Chapters was remarked on by her family. She was special to me as we lived close to each other when I lived here in the 1990s and we used to bring the before meeting goodies on Halloween and St. Patrick‟s Day.
I will see you all when I return from the National Seminar at all the meetings, stitch ins, and I hope, at the upcoming Seminar work day at St. Marks on Vance Jackson, October 13.
Happy Stitching!
Pat Sweet

You’re invited to a pot luck

Sang will be having a mini exhibit at St. Marks UMC at 1902 Vance Jackson on September 30th in the Fellowship Hall at 11:30 am. The guild is blessed to have use of the church and would like to show the church congregation what we do. If anyone would like to participate please bring your piece or pieces to the September meeting and give them to a primary board member. Please put your name and phone number on the back. They will be displayed on a table so they can’t be too big. There will be a seminar work day on Saturday, the 29th and they will be set up then. You are welcome to join in the pot luck meal. Please bring a side dish or favorite desert to be shared.

Short Threads from the Needle’s Eye… September 2018

September already?! This is the start of a new year of meetings and programs, so keep an eye on the newsletter for all the upcoming events. We had several ladies interested in our group at both the exhibit at the Encino Library and our table at the Bead Show and we hope they will all come to some of our gatherings soon!
Our Annual September Retreat is full as usual and many of us will be gone for most of that week. There may be very few at The Yarn Barn on the second Wednesday of September. Also, on the second Wednesday in October, The Yarn Barn will be involved in the annual Yarn Crawl, so we will be meeting at Northwood Church that day.
I had a note from Shawn Miller thanking us for hosting her at our May Luncheon and for so many of us taking her class. She would like to see our finished pieces, so if you have finished the stocking or finish it in the future, send her a picture or at least put one in the newsletter.
I will be the SANG Representative at the EGA Annual Meeting during the Seminar in Louisville. Can you believe EGA has been in existence for 60 years? The slate of officers (biographies are in your NeedleArts) and a bylaws change regarding the officers are the agenda. Talk to me if you have questions.
On a sad note, Marsha Surad passed away in late July. She was a member for many years and her love of stitching was noted in her obituary.
Also, our condolences go out to Diane and John Williams on the passing of John’s mother.
I will see you all, I hope, at all the meetings, stitch ins, and I hope, at the upcoming Seminar work days, at St. Marks on Vance Jackson, September 29 and October 13.
Happy Stitching!
Pat Sweet

The Annual ANG Bluebonnet Chapter’s Auction – Saturday, August 17

The time has come – Spring cleaning is over, Summer heat is here, and now you need to mark your calendars and get ready for the Auction aka the Ultimate Stash Enhancer!! Get your $$ ready to join us on

August 18 at 10 am for buying, lunch and LIVE AUCTION!!
The place: 4003 Edgefield Court, Austin

Just in case you have things you are ready to part with, you may drop your items off the Carole Lake’s porch by August 10th. If you need to arrange pick up of donations, please contact Noni by email or voicemail 512-327-2820.


San Antonio Needlework Guild will participate in World Embroidery Day, July 30, 2018 at Encino Branch Library, 2515 East Evans Road, San Antonio, TX 78259 from 5-8 pm. The library has a well lit room with a glass front so library patrons can see us stitch.
World Embroidery Day was created by Kerstin Nettleblad and Skane Sy-d, members of the Swedish Embroiderers Guild. The first World Embroidery Day was celebrated in Vismarlov, Sweden, on July 30, 2011. It is now celebrated annually on July 30.

I hope you can bring your stitching bag to Encino Library on Monday, July 30 from 5-8 pm.

Joan Vanderbrink


For anyone not going to our Kerrville Retreat, there will be a quilt auction Saturday, September 15, preview ll:00 am and live auction begins at 1:00 pm. It will be at the La Quinta Medical Center, IH 10 and Callaghan, 4431 Horizon Hill Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78229 For more information and tickets, please call Jean Hardies 210-885-0015


I have my 12 stitchers for the Habitat for Humanity Sampler. Thank you all very much.
It calls for 3 strands of DMC. I used a 9 X 11 piece of white Aida and 3 strands of floss for all the stitching and lettering.
I need the pieces by the September 25 meeting, day or night, so we can frame them.
Thank you all again for your time stitching.

Short Threads from the Needle’s Eye… July 2018

A great time was had by all those who attended the “GuilDy Treasures” Seminar in Dallas last week! The 6 of us were in a variety of classes from needlepoint to beading to traditional embroidery and Studio time.
Our prize treasure chest was well received and was won by Jeanne Root of the Louisiana Lagniappe Chapter (picture below).
Many of us have already taken advantage of the Early Registration for next year’s Seminar,” Explore the Arts” June 19-22, 2019 in Rogers, Arkansas. Early registration is open until July 15. All the information is available on line or from those with internet. Do at least look!!
It was announced at the banquet that our own Diane Williams has won EGA’s Gold Thread Award for our Region!!! It will be presented, in her absence, at the Seminar in Louisville in October. Diane was chosen from the winners of SCR’s Heart and Hand awards for 2017 to be nominated for the award.
We will be celebrating World Embroidery Day, July 30 with a display and stitch in at the Encino Branch of the San Antonio Public Library on Evans Road near 281from 5-7:45 PM. Joan has more information later in this issue.
This is a 2-month issue so please save it!

Hope to see you all at the stitch-ins which continue all summer-including the one in place of the night group meetings! All are also welcome at the Seminar Work Day at All Brands Sewing Center on July 14!


Happy Stitching!
Pat Sweet