Sunday, November 6, 2011

Celebration Midwest

I am seriously overdue for a post about the St. Charles, MO Celebration of Needlework Show. This was a 3-day needlework festival which was held back in September. There were approximately 28 vendors and we filled one entire floor of the Embassy Suites hotel in St. Charles, MO. It was such fun walking the floor each day to look in the windows of the different rooms and see how each room was set up. Here is my room....sorry about the yellow cast to the photos. The lighting was terrible and I forgot to bring my camera (!) and had to borrow someone's to get some pictures.

This is a shot of the Sam Sarah (on the left), Cherrywood Designs (middle) and Dames of the Needle (right) trunk shows. If you need to know the name of a design, just shoot me an email.

Heartstring Samplery on this wall with 2 Cherrywood (far right) and a Prairie Schooler July.

The windows you see on the right of the photo are the windows in front of each suite. If the occupants open the draperies, people walking the halls outside the rooms can look in and see what is on display. Most vendors decorated their windows or featured some special items in the window.

This is a view in the room from the front door. Spinner rack filled with gadgets on the left, chart rack in the center of the room. We tried to utilize every piece of furniture and maximize every inch of space.

This is a shot from the back of the suite looking out toward the front of the room (and that front window).

The little kitchenette made a great display area for the Sweetheart Tree models.

Another shot looking toward the front of the suite. This time you can see the door to the room on your right (which is propped open).

Celebration of Needlework Midwest will be back at the same hotel next September. I'll post show details as soon as I know them. Make plans to attend! I can't tell you how many emails I've received from people that were at the show telling me what a great time they had and asking me to come back next year. Every booth was amazing! With the exception of the 4 corner suites, each room was identical. What I found so thrilling was to see each room set up entirely differently! Of course, the excitement for all stitchers was to see so much needlework stuff all in one location!

My next post will be of some of the other vendor's rooms and their models!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I love your room. It's beautiful. Please think about coming to the "Celebration" in NH in April. I have been going there for many years. Your shop would be a welcomed addition! Please come.

  2. Yowza! That looks like stitcher's heaven! I am seriously going to try to go next year!!!

  3. Can't wait til next year. You sure packed lots of stuff in there!

  4. Oh yes it was a wonderful time!! So glad it is coming back. We are encouraging all our friends to go!