San Antonio Needlework Guild
A Community of Stitchers
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, more than 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. 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.
EGA’s Mission: The mission of the Embroiderers' Guild of America is to inspire passion for the needle arts through education and the celebration of its heritage.