Rehoboth Beach Museum Hosts Seventh Annual Needlework Exhibit - Now Open To the Public

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The Rehoboth Beach Historical Society celebrates many forms of needle art with its annual needlework exhibit. This year, the museum hosts its Seventh Annual Needlework Exhibit. The exhibit opened March 18 and be on display through May 21, 2017 at the Rehoboth Beach Museum.

A documentary titled “Through the Eye of the Needle: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitiz” will be screened at the museum Friday, April 14 at 1 p.m. The film tells the story of how Esther and her sister survived Nazi-occupied Poland using their wits and false Catholic identities. Before she did at age 74, Esther created a 36-panel piece of needlework art that depict how a world of beauty and horror can exist simultaneously.

The public is also invited to join us for a presentation by nationally-known needle arts instructor and certified judge, Dolores Andrew, for a presentation on designing your own patterns. The presentation is May 21 at 1 p.m.

Those interested in these museum programs should RSVP to (302) 227-7310.

Left:  Volunteer Mary Johnston helps arrange the entries in the Rehoboth Beach Museum needlework exhibit, on view now.

 


2017 Needlework Exhibition Awards

Click on each listing below to see the names of the exhibitors and their work.

 

  • BEST OF SHOW

    BEST OF SHOW

    • Theresa Baird Fraktur Huswif Sewing Set & Stand
      • Counted Thread/Cross Stitch
  • BEADWORK

    1st Place

    • Patti Tidemann - Celini Spiral
  • CANVASWORK/NEEDLEPOINT

    1st Place

    • Shirley Conley - Christmas Wreath
    • Roseanne Jahnke - Sisters
    • Sally Lombardi & Catherine Murray - Hot Stuff
    • Elizabeth Pearce - Blue Butterfly

     

    2nd Place

    • Elizabeth Dietz - ‘Easter’s on its Way’
    • Elizabeth Dietz - Kitty’s Autumn
    • Shirley Grumbine - Winter Wonderland
    • Roseanne Jahnke - For the Love of Chocolate
    • Jean Toy - Robin Rendezvous
    • Geri Williams - Remarkable Ribbons

     

    3rd Place

    • Alice Fox - A Study in Canvas Work & Hardanger
    • Alice Fox - A Study in Canvas Work
    • Joanne Patchak - Miss Mermaid
    • Joanne Patchak - Santa with Christmas Tree

     

    Honorable Mention

    • Elizabeth Dietz - At the Beach (Not “The Shore”)
    • ]Stacy Stinson - Purple, Black and Orange
  • COUNTED THREAD/NEEDLEPOINT

    1st Place

    • Janice Cottrell - Sewing Box w/Accessories
    • Doreen Healy - Monopoly Board

     

    2nd Place

    • Lucille Carter - Butterfly Garden
    • Shirley Grumbine - Blackwork Balconies
    • Shirley Grumbine - Heart to Heart
    • Vera Nakonechny - Ukrainian Embroidery Pokutia Region
    • Carolyn Newman - Happy Flag Day

     

    3rd Place

    • Doreen Healy - Alphabet
    • Patricia Thompson - Shell Collage Pillow
    • Madeline Travis - Windswept St. Nick

     

    Honorable Mention

    • Patrick Gibson - Historic Lighthouses
    • Doreen Healy - Birth Announcement
    • Mary Alice Thompson - Harrisburg Winter
  • EMBROIDERY

    1st Place

    • Lucille Carter - The Lowal Sampler
    • Peggy Locke - The Sea

     

    2nd Place

    • Nena Asquith - Silk and Metal Floral

     

    3rd Place

    • Janice Cottrell - Stumpwork Rose on Bowl

     

    Honorable Mention

    • Cathy Brodersen - Whoooo
  • HEIRLOOM SEWING/QUILTING

    1st Place

    • Patricia Steel - Challenging Modern Color Blocks

     

    2nd Place

    • Cheryl McCann - Golden Pine

     

    3rd Place

    • Betty Broderick – Afghan

     

    Honorable Mention

    • Betty Broderick - Lap Robe
  • MIXED MEDIA

    1st Place

    • Patti Tidemann - Enchanted Forest

     

    2nd Place

    • Patti Tidemann - Romeo
  • MINIATURE

    1st Place

    • Amy Gilley - Gingerbread Mouse

     

    2nd Place

    • Amy Gilley - Doll House Purse
  • SAMPLER

    1st Place

    • Jean Toy - Stone House on the Brandywine
    • Jean Toy - Martha Washington

    2nd Place

    • Jane Johnson - Sara Faro
    • Carolyn Newman - Town & Country Sampler
    • Mary Alice Thompson - Sweet Humility Sampler

     

    3rd Place

    • Kathryn Read - The Snooty Parrot Sampler
    • Jean Toy - Girls at the Guild

     

    Honorable Mention

    • Jane Johnson - Five Christmas Stocking

Admission to the Museum

Admission to the museum is by donation. The Rehoboth Beach Historical Society welcomes your support.

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