Needlework Show


The 38th Annual Friends of the Library
Needlework Show

You are invited to share your needle artistry and creativity in our Spring Needlework Show to be held at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, March 14-18, 2012.

Rather than competition, the focus of the show is encouraging all needleworkers to share their talents and creative ideas in order to inspire and motivate others.

Entry fees are $5.00 for each item. There is no fee for juvenile entries. As in past years, we will award ‘Best of Show’, ‘Judges Choice’, ‘Popular Choice’, as well as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons for individual categories (no set number of ribbons is awarded in any category).  Best of Show winners will also receive a cash prize of $25.00.

All types of hand needlework will be accepted. However, to constitute a category, there must be a minimum of five entries. All final category decisions will be made by the judges.

Categories include:

  • counted cross stitch
  • other counted thread techniques
  • surface stitchery (crewel, embroidery, etc.)
  • canvas (needlepoint)
  • quilting (hand or machine quilting, grouped into bed-size vs. smaller-size quilts)
  • hand knitting
  • crochet

Student entries are judged separately.

See Important Dates

See photos from last year's event.

Anyone from Northeast Ohio may submit entries in one or more categories. Entries will be accepted from individuals or groups. Entry must be the work of a living person(s) and entered in their name. We will accept any article that has not been previously exhibited at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library Show. Due to limited space, items are displayed at the show's discretion. Framed entries may not exceed 35” in any direction. Limit 4 quilts per person. King-size quilts and other particularly large items will be displayed on a space-available basis only.

The Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library and the Friends of the Library will take every precaution possible to ensure the safety of works submitted, but cannot be held responsible for loss or damage.

For information call (330) 688-3295 

The Spring Needlework Show is cosponsored by
Friends of the Library
and the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library