• Special Events

Thrilling classes, events, and lectures for Nashua, NH, May 2021

Our show will be filled with classes that just keep getting better every year! Shopping days Friday and Saturday are open to the public. Day admission may be purchased on-site. On-site registration is offered as long as there are openings. Please be aware that classes may be unavailable if you wait until the show opens.

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 generously donate enticing designs, products, and accessories that would be a thrill for any of our stitching ladies to take home for the price of a raffle ticket. The week wouldn’t be complete without our Round Robins. Each Round Robin has 4 teachers that rotate in every 15 mins. This year we have asked each teacher to include a demonstration with each project they are presenting. The class will be limited to 50. Each session comes with 4 kits and you may sign up for one, two, three or all four sessions. Join us at our Meet and Greet on Wednesday evening for a preview of class projects. It’s a free event for all registered attendees. Join us on Thursday evening for our Pre-show Shopping evening for all registered attendees/members.

Please preregister for all the events. The Saturday Night Event is a high energy gathering where Susan, our emcee for the evening, presents an evening of fun filled surprises, with a silent auction to benefit breast cancer research a tasty buffet dinner included.

  • Our Round Robins

    What better way to begin your event experience, than by joining in on one of our Round Robins? Here is an opportunity to spend time with numerous 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 several small kits designed by these participating vendors/designers. All vendors/designers will present their project and explain finishing, a special stitch or demonstrate a finish while giving insight as to how they began in business and/or what inspires them. This year we’re offering 4 sessions! The Early Bird Round Robin on Wednesday will feature 4 teachers and kits. Friday’s Round Robin sessions each feature 4 teachers and kits. You can sign up for 1, 2, 3, or 4 sessions.

  • Meet and Greet the Designers & Organizers of Celebrations

    Susan Greening Davis, our emcee for this 2021 event, will welcome and introduce each sponsor and the teachers that are present. Teachers will have class projects for viewing and will have the opportunity to interact with the attendees with a more personal touch. They will rotate the room from table to table giving a synopsis of their class projects for the week. This event is free to members.

  • Show Night Preview and Shopping

    This is a great way to meet your vendors and see what is special in their respective booths. Members with a paid membership enter free and non-members paying the $15 get to “see it first.” We will meet for a brief get together with Susan Greening Davis, our emcee for the evening. She will introduce our vendors and tell you what special items they will be featuring. While she is giving you an overview of the show, take notes in your free show booklet; therefore when the shopping begins you will have your list of specials. You will then be invited to “shop” the show floor where the vendors will greet you and help you with your shopping needs. This is another great reason to become a member of Celebration of Needlework!

  • Lecture Pass

    This year we continue the Celebration Lecture Pass with a variety of lectures. Take a look at each of the presenters’ bios and lecture descriptions. Each lecture has different topics with scheduled times throughout the weekend. This year some of the teachers are unable to travel, so they will be presenting virtually. Susan Greening Davis, Denise DeMore and Sue Blomley have teamed up to bring you 3 different lectures. Come and relax and learn a bit about the history of needlework from around the world. You do not have to be a needleworker to appreciate what is shared in any of the lectures.

    Signup includes one hour Zoom lecture with each teacher as scheduled. For those attending Celebration in person, lectures will be held in the Amphitheater with a 10 x 10 screen. For those attending virtually, a link to the Zoom meeting will be sent prior to class time.

    Review all lecture schedules under special events or by each individual teacher. The Lecture Pass will get you into any lecture, any time it is offered. You can show up for one or all if you want.

    Lecture Pass Schedule

    Let’s Take a Trip to the Isle of Marken!
    Susan Greening Davis

    • Thursday, 3:00pm-4:00pm EST – For in-person attendees only
    • Friday, 4:00pm-5:00pm EST – For virtual attendees

    The Pilgrim in the 21st Century: The Walk to Compostelle de Santiago
    Sue Blomley

    • Thursday, 1:00pm-2:00pm EST – For virtual attendees
    • Saturday, 1:00pm-2:00pm EST – For in-person attendees only

    Boston Band Samplers
    Denise DeMore

    • Friday, 5:00pm-6:00pm EST – For in-person attendees only
    • Saturday, 4:00pm-5:00pm EST – For virtual attendees

    The Tassels of Hingham
    Denise DeMore

    • Thursday, 10:00am-11:00am – For in-person attendees only
  • Saturday Night Event

    Please join us in celebrating Celebration of Needlework’s 27th season in beautiful Nashua, New Hampshire. The Saturday Night Event to benefit breast cancer research is always a popular evening and sells out quickly. The theme this year will be “Christmas in Nashua” which celebrates all things Christmas. Please bring an ornament, stitched or not, to exchange in a special way. Wrap the ornament, and please include inside the wrapping a card with your name on it. The night will begin with a lovely dinner buffet, followed by the anticipated fast-paced schedule of games and entertainment. Included for those that attend are specialty kits from The Purple Thread and something unique from Susan Greening Davis. We really appreciate the generosity of both Susan and Sharon!

  • Stitcher’s Lounge

    Our new hotel The Doubletree in Nashua, New Hampshire “Stitcher’s Lounge” will have two areas set up for any registered attendee to drop in for socialization and stitching. Locations will be listed in your information upon arrival to the hotel or posted here.

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 at the Spring show and Fall retreat!