ANOTHER & ANOTHER NEW DATE FOR THE EXHIBIT:

June 10-June 13, 2021

NEW LOCATION FOR THE EXHIBIT:

Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House

(Located next door to First Presbyterian Church)

1110 Penn Street, Fort Worth 76102

 

Historic Fort Worth, Inc. has had to cancel or work its fundraisers around Covid-19 for a year! THEN this February, the ice storm Uri wreaked havoc on the gardens for the Hidden Gardens of Fort Worth Tour scheduled for this May. The garden tour has now been moved to October so that the garden owners can restore their backyard paradises. A Needle Art Love Story, Chapter, VIII has been moved up to June when it isn’t so warm for the guests to get out and visit the exhibit. Thistle Hill is having renovations to the front porch, so the event will be held at another Cattle Baron’s Mansion, the Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House, Fort Worth’s second city landmark! AND it will be cool inside!

In June of 2021, we are delighted to once again be featuring the amazing works of those who do needlepoint and cross stitch at A Needle Art Love Story at the Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House, Chapter VIII. Both needlepoint and cross stitch give the stitcher an avenue for self-expression and are challenging and rewarding in their own right.  It’s like painting with a needle.  In the past 7 years, our exhibit has featured over 552 stitchers and contained more than 5,218 pieces on display from private collections. These artisans, some from across the state, create elaborate needlepoint pieces for every holiday, occasion and reason.

The Party with the Stitchers will honor HFW’s first Featured Stitcher, Judy Schell.  Judy has stitched for decades and she initiated a friendship group that meets monthly to stitch and lunch. 25 years later, the group is still gathering! 

Honor Judy and all the stitchers by becoming a Host Committee member.  Host sponsorship includes your name listed as a Patron Supporter on the invitation, listing in the commemorative booklet, one reservation to the Party with the Stitchers on June 9, plus your admittance to the exhibit all 4 days, June 10 – June 13.  Become a Host Committee member by clicking here.

A Needle Art Love Story, Chapter VIII:

Sunday, June 6: Stitchers deliver labeled needle art items (including designer’s name for each piece, if known) to McFarland House 11:00-4:00.

Wednesday, June 9: The exhibit opens with a Party with the Stitchers 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Honoring Featured Stitcher, Judy Schell, Participating Stitchers, Donors and Sponsors

$75 for Guests           $50 for Participating Stitchers

Thursday-Saturday, June 10 – June12: 10:00 am- 4:00 pm

Sunday, June 13: noon-4:00 pm

 

Tickets are on sale now!

Tickets: $20 per person.  Purchase tickets here

(Historic Fort Worth members $15 for tickets purchased by June 1)  Purchase tickets here

Tickets sold online, at the door or call 817-336-2344 x100 with a credit card to pay for your ticket.

 

WHAT MAKES THIS SHOW SO UNIQUE?

  1. There isn’t an entry fee to participate.
  2. Your treasures exhibited are not juried.
  3. The Needle Art Committee doesn’t send invitations to stitchers to display their artisanship in this delightful show.
  4. The show is held in a 1899 Cattle Baron Mansion, Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House (Fort Worth’s second historic landmark).

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN EXHIBITING:

If you are a cross stitcher, please contact Mendie Cannon at velcro51001@gmail.com

If you are a needlepointer, please contact Suzy Coleman at suzy_coleman@historicfortworth.org

CLICK BELOW TO DOWNLOAD FORMS FOR THE SHOW

Contributors Form

Inquiring Minds Want To Know Form

Donation Form

 


Sneak peek of A Needle Art Love Story Chapter VIII 2021 


Photos from 2020 exhibit

Su Casa stitchers from Oklahoma City took a train to Thistle Hill for the exhibit once again!

 


Photos from past exhibits:

Needlepoint stitchers from Su Casa in Oklahoma City took a train to Thistle Hill for A Needlepoint Love Story Chapter V. 

 


To Read a Fabulous Article About the Exhibit in the Star-Telegram Please Click Here