Woodlawn Needlework Exhibition — and how to enter

It is almost time for the 52nd Annual Woodlawn Needlework show at historic Woodlawn in Alexandria, Virginia.

Exhibition Hours: March 1 – March 30, 2015. Open Wednesdays – Mondays, 10 am – 4 pm. Closed Tuesdays.

This show is such an important part of our nation’s needlework heritage, and honors Eleanor “Nelly” Custis Lewis’s legacy and love of needlework. It is so very, very important that the show continue its tradition of showcasing not only Nelly’s own needlework, but also contemporary needlework from across the nation. However, every year, the show grows a little smaller as interest in and attention to handwork lessens. Please consider submitting a piece or two (or five or six…) of your own needlework to the show, and please encourage your fellow needleworkers, friends and acquaintances to not only do the same, but also to attend the show, visit the gift shop and/or stop in the tea room during the show.

Information about the show may be found at http://woodlawn1805.org/events, and a printable brochure with the entry form can be found at this link as well. Submissions are being accepted on a walk-in basis at Woodlawn on February 6th and 7th from 10am-4pm. The fee for entering is $20 for the first entry, $10 for each additional entry. Checks may be made payable to Woodlawn, and each entry must have an entry form. Each entrant will receive a complimentary show pass.

Submissions are also being accepted at In Stitches Needlework in Alexandria (http://www.institchesneedlework.com/) through Saturday, January 31st, and at Total Framing (either Fairfax or Chantilly location- http://www.totalframing.biz) through Saturday, February 7th. Finally, Waste Knot in Arlington (http://www.wasteknotneedlepoint.com/) will accept pieces that you have worked through them between January 30th and February 3rd.

Please support the show by submitting your work.

Feel free to email me with questions: sherriberkman@cox.net.

Sherri Berkman

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1 Response to “Woodlawn Needlework Exhibition — and how to enter”


  1. 1 Barbara Gay January 30, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    The sampler guild’s day to volunteer at the show is Saturday, March 21. Morning shifts run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and afternoon shifts from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. It’s a great way to see the show. We need about 6 folks for each shift. A sign-up sheet will be circulated at the sampler guild meeting on February 14. Please consider volunteering.


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