A NOTE FROM OUR PRESIDENT!
Hi and welcome to the New Jersey Needle Artists website.
We are a member of the national American Needlepoint Guild (ANG) and are happy you stopped by to check out our chapter. As you can see by the many programs and projects listed, we are an active and busy guild. Our goal is to expand the art of needlepoint and to share the camaraderie of fellow stitchers.
NJNA updates our website regularly with meeting summaries, additions to our photo gallery, our newsletter, and other items of interest. We also have an NJNA Blog updated regularly by our members on their various needlepoint-related activities! I invite you to join NJNA in addition to the national ANG — please come and check out one of our meetings.
Our meetings begin at 7:00 PM on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Bernards Township Library in Basking Ridge. Many members stop by beginning at 6:00pm for open stitching prior to the meeting. In addition to our spectacular show and tell period, we have a special program at most monthly meetings; e.g., group project, lecture, or demonstration. We also have a few daytime weekend stitching groups.
Visitors and newcomers are welcome; you can be an experienced stitcher or a beginner! If you need further information about our group, please use our contact form.
Diane, NJNA Chapter President
New Jersey Needle Artists (NJNA) is the local chapter of ANG in Northern New Jersey. We hold monthly meetings, issue a quarterly newsletter called The Needler, and offer members the opportunity to participate in group, individual and service projects. The projects are led by visiting teachers or by chapter members. Examples of projects from recent years include:
- Background Sampler by David McCaskill,
- St. Margaret’s Star by Michael Boren and Carole Lake,
- an Or Nue tutorial,
- a community service project for veterans and service members,
- a New Jersey commemorative needlepoint quilt that proudly hangs in the Bernards Township library.
Check out the Chapter Programs Overview section of our website for more information on recent projects. I encourage you to also check out our NJNA Meeting Summaries section to read about each of our meetings.
We expand our Stitch Notebooks at our meetings with stitches related to our programs and workshops. We host an annual Summer Salad party, an appetizer/dessert holiday party, and an occasional clean-out-your-stash auction, giving us an opportunity to socialize as well as stitch.
NJNA members are encouraged to stitch an official name tag to wear at our monthly meetings. We have several variations on the original name tag designed for our chapter so members can chose what works best for them! Members can find the name tag patterns here!
We hope that you will decide to join our group and add your talents to the many that our members have to offer. Beginning stitchers are always welcome. Annual dues are $30 to join NJNA. You also must be a member of the ANG national organization whose dues are $45. Click here for the more info on joining as well as an NJNA enrollment form.