The Rehoboth Beach Historical Society’s Annual Needlework Exhibition has opened at the Rehoboth Beach Museum. More than 80 regional needle artists participate by submitting nearly 100 entries each year. The works were judged by National Academy of Needlearts certified judge Cindy Powell, and awards were given in 10 categories. Additionally, a Best in Show Award is given.
The public is invited to visit the museum to view the show and to vote for the People’s Choice Award winner.
The exhibit continues through Sunday, Nov. 3. At 1 p.m. on that day, exhibit Chairwoman Dolores Andrew will give a presentation titled Italian Embroidery Treasures of the Renaissance. All members of the public are welcome to attend, but reservations are required. Call 302-227-7310 to reserve a seat.
In addition, this year a local needlework group will hold a demonstration day Sunday, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., to see members of the Delaware Seashore Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild demonstrating their skills in needlepoint and cross-stitch. Members of the public are invited to experience handwork creations that reflect on the past and celebrate the present. No reservations are required for this event.
The museum is located at 511 Rehoboth Ave. Museum hours are Monday and Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is by donation. Members enjoy special benefits. Call 227-7310 for information.