sharing the love of needlework through shows, classes and seminars

Special Events

Thrilling classes, events, and lectures for Nashua, May 2014

Our 23rd show will be filled with classes that just keep getting better every year! Shopping days Thursday, Friday and Saturday are open to the public. Day admission may be purchased on site. There may be classes with openings and you may sign up for additional classes at this event. But, be aware that very few classes may be available because most everyone preregisters and teachers have few available kits. Susan Greening Davis joins us again as our emcee for the week.

During our weekend remember to look for our display of gift baskets and purchase raffle tickets to benefit breast cancer research. Our vendors, manufacturers, teachers and exhibitors have generously donated enticing designs, products and accessories that would be a thrill for any Stitcher to take home for the price of a raffle ticket. The week wouldn't be complete without our Round Robin evening when four teachers each present a kitted project. Each session has four different kits and you may sign up for either session or both sessions. Join us at our Meet and Greet on Wednesday evening for a preview of class projects, followed by make it take it round robin. Join us on Thursday evening for our Preshow Shopping evening for members. This is a free event to members and $15 to nonmembers. Please preregister for all the events. The Saturday Night Event is the always sold-out gathering where Susan guides us through a night of fast paced games, a lecture, a project, various surprise's, a silent auction to benefit breast cancer research and the wonderful, tasty dinner buffet.

New Vendor Round Robin

Here is an opportunity to spend time with 6 talented vendors/designers in a Round Robin. Each is a designer, manufacturer, and/or shop/internet business. Come and learn a little about them and receive 6 small kits designed by these participating vendors/designers. All six vendors/designers will present their project and explain finishing while giving insight as to how they began in business and/or what inspires them.

Stitching on perforated paper, or punched card-board as the Victorians called it, was a favorite from mid to late 1800’s pastime that is today almost a forgotten and certainly overlooked area of Victorian needlework. The Victorians loved to stitch, and they would stitch on anything. It was their creativity that produced the abundance of things we see today

that were designed to specifically stitch on paper. Whether you know something about paper needlework, or nothing at all, during this time together you will see original antiques, learn some new stitching techniques, and have an enjoyable and interesting afternoon.

Collectors learn most of what they know by seeing and touching the things they collect. The more you see the more you know. Claudia has been collecting and studying perforated paper needlework for 20+ years. Her collection started with a paper bookmark worked by her Great, Great Grandmother. She owns one of the largest collections of perforated paper Needlework in the United States. Come and join her as she shares her love of paper needlework and a glimpse of her collection with you.

Stitcher's Lounge

Our New Hampshire show will have a "Stitcher's Lounge" set up for anyone to drop in for socialization and stitching.

Look over the classes and events, examine the photos and descriptions and sign up as soon as you can make a decision. We look forward to seeing you in the fall!