In light of the continued uncertainty and “Stay at Home” orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 28th annual Celebration of Needlework seminar originally scheduled for May 27 – 31, 2020 has been rescheduled to July 29 – August 2, 2020.

Together with our host/hotel partner, the Nashua, New Hampshire Doubletree Hotel, we are focused on the well-being of our needlework community. Taking into account national, regional and local public health agencies’ suggestions, which vary from state to state and country to country, it became inevitably clear that we would need to postpone the event. Our primary goal is to keep everyone safe and healthy. All rooms that have been reserved with the hotel for the original date will automatically be transferred to the new date. If you need to cancel, please contact the hotel directly.

Registration is now open! A few of our teachers will not be able to attend this year’s Celebration event but will bring their classes to the Fall Retreat or Celebration 2021. Others will be offering online courses. We’ll continue to update information as it becomes available.

In addition, we are excited to help you pass the time with something special for our loyal attendees and members. Joseph’s Workshop, Barbara Jackson and I have collaborated to create an exclusive limited kit, which contains the small box, linen, threads, design chart and finishing instructions for $38.00 (with shipping and $5 donation to the Red Cross included).

Every year we look forward to seeing your enthusiastic, smiling faces. We work hard to make this event fun and exciting, and this year is no exception. The Saturday Night Event theme is “Christmas in July” and this year we will split the money raised between Dana Farber and the Red Cross. Be sure to pack your “ugly sweater” for the party and bring a stitched ornament. We are optimistic we can move forward with this new date and have faith that if we all continue to stay at home and do the right thing for a little longer, the reward is we will see each other at the end of July.

As always, we are very grateful for your friendship and support of Celebration of Needlework.

Be well, stay safe and keep stitching.

XO Pam Reed, Kelly and Tammy