St. Clare’s Needlepoint Guild

One of the first things you notice when walking into St. Michael’s and All Angels’ Church — from any door — is the needlepoint. Everywhere.

The St. Clare’s Needlepoint Guild has a long history at St. Michael’s, The guild started in 1975, when one of the founders stitched a needlepoint project as a gift for St. Michael’s. That Gospel bookmark was the first of what was nearly 600 completed needlepoint projects by the end of December 2012 that have been stitched by the St. Clare’s Needlepoint Guild. Projects for St. Michael’s have included:

  • Pew kneelers, both in the church and choir loft
  • Queen of Angels chapel kneelers
  • Shields of the Anglicans saints
  • Calendar frame mats
  • Seat and bench backs in the sanctuary
  • More than 100 angels on the Christmas tree
  • Acolyte kneelers
  • Three-dimensional crèche
  • Parish Hall angels

All parishioners may join the guild, which has had as many as 120 members some years. St. Clare’s Guild meets Saturday mornings announced in the newsletter, the Archangel, from September to May.

Each year, the St. Clare’s Guild hosts a Christmas tea, where we showcase our needlepoint projects, including those in progress, usually the Saturday between Christmas and New Year’s days.