Rehoboth museum seeks needlework entries Aug. 23-Sept. 8

July 11, 2019

The Rehoboth Beach Historical Society’s Annual Needlework Exhibition will run Saturday, Sept. 14, through Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Rehoboth Beach Museum, 511 Rehoboth Ave.

Needleworkers of all ages are encouraged to enter their creations. There is a nominal fee. Entries will be accepted Friday, Aug. 23, to Sunday, Sept. 8.

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 view the show and vote for the People’s Choice Award winner.

For more information or to download an application form, go to or call 302-227-7310 to have a paper copy mailed. Copies are also available at the museum.

Exhibit Chair Dolores Andrew will give a presentation titled Italian Embroidery Treasures of the Renaissance at 1 p.m., Oct. 27. The public is welcome to attend, but reservations are required; call the number above.

“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.


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