2021 Needlework Exhibition

The Rehoboth Beach Historical Society will soon hold its Annual Needlework Exhibition at the Rehoboth Beach Museum. More than 80 regional needle artists participate by submitting nearly 100 entries each year. The works are judged by a National Academy of Needlearts certified judge, and awards are given in 10 categories. Additionally, a Best in Show awarded is given. The public is invited to visit the museum to view the show and to vote for the People’s Choice award winner.

Needle workers of all ages are encouraged to enter their work. There is a nominal fee. Please go to to download a copy of the application form, or call (302) 227-7310 to have a paper copy mailed. Copies are also available at the front desk of the museum.

The exhibit opens Saturday, September 18, 2021. The exhibit continues through November 7, 2021. 

“This is one of my favorite annual events and we hope to expand each year. Both men and women enter their beautiful hand work and I am grateful they have shared these works of needle art with us. I am also grateful for the volunteers who made this possible.” said Museum Director Nancy Alexander.

All award winners will be posted on the Society’s website at


Home Page:  Ort Box, Designed by Marilyn Owen, Stitched by Brenda M. Côté
This Page (top):  Hooray for the Red, White, and Blue, Designed by Karen Barras,
                          Stitched by Michele Wilt
This Page (bottom):  Valentine Heart, Designed by Wiehenberg Designs, Stitched by Michele Wilt

Print the application by clicking the link below:

2021 Needlework Rules, Regulations and Entry Form

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