Recently I stumbled across an article I wrote for Blog about the oldest use of the term "stitch guide" I've found. It occurred to me it belongs here on the CH Stitch Guides blog, so here is the link.
The first stitch guides I remember hearing about personally were Amy Bunger's for Danji nutcrackers in the late 19980s-early 1990s. What about you? Who gets the credit for popularizing the term and making these a part of our every day needlepoint experience?