American Needlepoint Guild

Gateway Chapter
St. Louis, Missouri


Needlenotes Newsletter

Meetings and Stitch-Ins


Standing Rules

Meeting Minutes

Chapter Officers

Membership Application (PDF)

Stitching Topics

St. Louis Area Exhibits


Summer 2019


Our May 17 meeting at the Ladue Chapel was our last meeting for this half of the 2019 year. We will continue our regular member meetings in September. Meetings in September will remain the same -- morning meeting at 9:30 am and the evening meeting at 6:00 pm. We still have some plans for the summer ... a luncheon, a stitching workshop, and three summer stitch-ins so, please read more about them below.

May-June Needlenotes Newsletter

Click here to read the Needlenotes for current member and chapter activities. In this edition, you will find information about our Spring Luncheon, Summer Stitch-Ins, additional information about our workshop scheduled for June with Jennifer Riefenberg – Pumpkin Patch, and our Stitch-Away stitch-scheduled in October. Our local shops also advertise in our newsletter about their needlepoint services and upcoming events and classes. Please note that we have officer elections in April. We will also install four officer positions -- Secretary, President, Membership, and Fundraising.

If you have missed any previous newsletters, click here to view a list of past issues.

Spring Luncheon


ANG Gateway Chapter
Annual Spring Luncheon

Saturday, June 1, 2019
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Judy Lewis’s home
11549 Templar
St. Louis, MO  63141

$20 per person
(Seating is limited to 30)

Make checks payable to
Gateway Chapter ANG

Deadline extended until Wednesday, May 29

RSVP May 29, 2019
Contact: Ellen Ippolito
Address: 691 Hawk Run Drive
O’Fallon, MO  63368

Home Phone: 636-561-0132
Cell Phone:    314-497-6894

Summer Stitch-Ins

Members Invited to Stitch Together in the Summer


Gateway Chapter meetings are not held during the summer months. Summer is still a perfect time of the year for a day of stitching fun. We’ll continue our popular series of informal stitch-ins; one in June, one in July, and one in August.

Bring your brown bag lunch and your stitching projects. The hostess provides dessert and a beverage. Be sure to RSVP to the hostess at least two days prior to the stitching day. Stitch-ins are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. but confirm with your hostess.  You can also drop in for a few hours if that is more convenient. Plan to join our summer stitch-ins. RSVP and confirm your plans with the hostess. See the newsletter or the eblast for specific details of dates and hostesses.

Jennifer Riefenberg

Pumpkin Patch Workshop

Registration opened at the January 2019 meeting. This is one of Jennifer's many projects that she will be teaching this year for our workshop or other chapters. Spend two days stitching and learning new techniques from an expert teacher.

Date: Saturday/Sunday – June 8-9, 2019
Location:  Shaw Park Plaza office building at 1 North Brentwood Blvd.,
Conference Room in Suite 700, Brentwood, MO

Kit fee:  $125.00  - includes canvas and all threads and fibers


Teaching fee and teacher travel costs are paid by ANG Gateway Chapter.
Continental breakfast is provided both days by our chapter. 
For lunch, bring your own or join the group for lunch delivery.
Free parking is available at the Shaw Park Plaza Garage.

Participants should bring:
--- Basic stitching supplies
---- 10 in x 12 in stretcher bars and tacks

Contact if you have any questons.

Hooray for the Red, White, and Blue

Member Project


Our second project began January 2019. Plan to join and use threads from your stash. A $25 stitch guide is available by the designer and in additional to threads, you need an 11" x 11" white 18 mesh momo canvas, 11" x 11" stretcher bars, a #10 beading needle and the usual stitching supplies. See the January / February Needlenotes newsletter for additional details about ordering the stitch guide.

The suggested threads list includes Anchor (DMC), Kreinik and a few embellishments. Check your stash for threads and let your creativity flow.

Chapter Information

Tri-Fold Brochure

Information about the ANG Gateway Chapter can be found in the tri-fold brochure.
This brochure contains information about our nonprofit organization and scheduled programs and workshops,

for 2018-2019. Use the link to the brochure and 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.

Join Our Chapter

If you have thought about joining in our fun chapter, please come to a meeting. You can attend two meetings as a guest, and join when you are ready. There are two steps:

1. Click for American Needlepoint Guild (ANG) and sign-up. One year's membership is $45.00. You will receive the NeedlePointers magazine and a lot of access to online projects and seminars held during each calendar year.

2. Contact our local Membership Chairman, Nancy Feldman for local sign-up. One year's membership is $22.00. Your registration includes eight member meetings and opportunites to join local and out-of-town stitch-ins, teacher workshops and projects organized by the Program chairman and committee.

Review our tri-fold brochure for additional information about our the local activities and events.

Phone Numbers, Mail, and Email Addresses

Do we have your current phone number and mailing address? Do we have your current email address? In "no", please send any additions or corrections to
Janice Marsh, Membership officer at

Need a Ride to the Meetings??

Don't miss our meetings because you need a ride. Janice Marsh is your Ride Coordinator. Contact Janice to arrange a ride. Plan to join our morning or evening meeting or both!! Janice might even arrange for a drive-thru at McDonald's!

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