The Needle Arts Guild of Toledo is hosting its 34th Annual Needlework Exhibit at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library’s Sanger Branch, Friday September 25th from 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday September 26th from 9 am to 4 pm. Over forty entrants submitted 144 pieces of fine needlework in eleven categories: smocking/quilting; silk and/or metal; counted cross stitch; canvas work; embroidery; children; multimedia; open work; counted thread; beading; and miscellaneous. The exhibit is free and open to the public for viewing. During Viewing hours, the guild members will be demonstrating various needlework techniques and the public may try their hand at two types of needlework with the assistance of guild members.
The judge this year was Sandy Rodgers, an internationally recognized designer, teacher and certified judge. She is also the author of seven books and the editor of ‘Needle Pointers’ magazine. In her statement at the conclusion of judging, she wrote: “The presentation of needlework to the public has advanced with the display of the Needle Arts Guild of Toledo Show. The exhibit has gained a prestige throughout the area that is seldom rivaled because of the work and skill of the people who…display their skills. Needlework is being elevated to its proper place as an art form…”
Top winners this year are:
Judges Choice Award and Best in Show – “Bird in Flight” stitched by Peverley Hormann
Joyce Merrill Award and Triathlon Winner – “Seasons 1” stitched by Caren Scarbrough
Among the fourteen first place winners, three special First Place and Outstanding Achievement awards were named: Peverley Hormann for her silk and metal piece “Bird in Flight”, Caren Scarbrough for her canvas work piece “Thru the Garden Gate”, and Susan Pellitieri for her open work piece “Moonlight Sonata”.
During the show, as a community outreach project, the guild is collecting complete needlework kits (all materials and instructions) to be sent to the Brooks Army Hospital at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. These kits are used by our veterans and their families while they are recovering at the hospital. Through July 2009, the Needle Arts Guild of Toledo has sent over 760 such kits to the hospital.
Please note the spelling of Ms Hormann’s name is with a “P” not a “B”.
- Needle Arts Guild of Toledo | Toledo, OH 43619