Needlework exhibit entries due to Rehoboth museum Sept. 11

August 12, 2021

The Rehoboth Beach Historical Society will hold its annual needlework exhibition from Saturday, Sept. 18 to Thursday, Nov. 11, at the Rehoboth Beach Museum.

More than 80 regional needle artists participate by submitting nearly 100 entries each year. The works are judged by a National Academy of Needlearts-certified judge, and awards are given in 10 categories, along with a Best in Show Award. The public is invited to visit the museum to view the show and vote for the People’s Choice Award winner.

Needleworkers of all ages are encouraged to enter their work. There is a nominal fee. To download the application, go to or call 302-227-7310 to have a paper copy mailed. Copies are also available at the museum’s front desk. Entries will be accepted from Friday, Aug. 17, through Saturday, Sept. 11.

Needlework demonstrations will be held in the exhibit hall on dates to be announced. 

“This is one of my favorite annual events, and we hope to expand each year. Both men and women enter their beautiful handwork, and I am grateful they have shared these works of needle art with us. I am also grateful for the volunteers who made this possible and for Dolores Andrew sharing her expertise as chair,” said Nancy Alexander, museum director.

All award winners will be posted on the society’s website.

The museum is located at 511 Rehoboth Ave. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Admission is by donation. Members enjoy special benefits.

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