It's coming up fast! Thistle Hill in Historic Fort Worth Texas is hosting it's annual exhibit of needlepoint on February 24th to the 28th. The show is called "A Needlepoint Love Story" and 2016 is "Chapter Three" of this continuing saga. If you would like to exhibit your needlepoint in this non-juried show, there is still time if you act quickly. Be sure to get your tickets to the exhibit from one of the outlets listed in the ad below.
A new feature this year is the availability of souvenir needlepoint canvases, one for each chapter of the story so far. The French Knot in Fort Worth is providing the stitch guides and some wonderful volunteers found time among their many other duties to stitch the models. The canvases are available for order and a limited amount will be available during the exhibit itself.
The 2016 ornament marks a new beginning for the show, after the 2015 ice storm that de-railed the show last year. Starting all over at the lovely wrought iron front gate of Thistle Hill seems a fitting symbol for Chapter 3.
The 2015 ornament commemorates that darn ice storm that de-railed the show that year. It sure was pretty, the mansion coated in all that ice and frost, but unfortunately it kept the exhibit closed for 2 1/2 days of it's 4 day run.
The 2014 ornament, or "Chapter One" in our saga, appropriately shows the beautiful front doors of Thistle Hill which you will pass through on your way inside to see all the stitched treasures within.
Be sure to make time to come see this wonderful unique needlepoint event. There are well over 1000 pieces on display, so you might want to come more than once to take them all in. All the profits of the ticket sales and canvas sales go to benefit Historic Fort Worth for the preservation of these sites, so your attendance will be making a difference as well!