Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Woodlawn, VA - 57th Annual Needlework Exhibit - 8/7/19

August 7, 2019--Woodlawn has posted information on their website about the March, 2020  57th Annual Needlework Exhibit (click here).

Start Stitching Now for our 2020 Needlework Show & Sale, which has a  theme we know you will support.   

You have until JANUARY, 2020, to submit your pieces, but we know how long it takes so we wanted to give you a "theme sneak peak" right now. 

Women. Choosing to Craft. 

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which granted all women the right to vote and to be a participant in our democracy.

At this year’s show, we hope that numerous and diverse pieces of extraordinary needlework will be submitted!

We want to fully engage us all in the broadest story possible of what “making needlework” might mean for anyone, everywhere, but particularly for women, who still are not always free to choose what to make and how. 

Needlework, like most craft, can be just a beautiful art piece, or it can be a pathway that its maker uses to express opinion. Often, it is both. Activism within the craft community has become more commonplace in our modern era, but traditional, historical pieces serve also to offer us a glimpse into the basic right of women to choose their path.

What will you choose to  make for us to showcase in 2020? 

Thank you Linda Mosch for forwarding the email about this.

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