About the Guild

A Guild member doing demonstrations at the Showcase of Stitchery 2004. Established in 1970 following a series of needlepoint classes taught by two volunteers, Ann Heslop and Marge Wheeler, the Stan Hywet Needlework Guild is the result of the keen interest displayed during the first needlework show. Today the Needlework Guild boasts more than 100 members who meet six times each year.

The Stan Hywet Needlework Guild supports the work of Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens. As part of its support function to Stan Hywet, proceeds from events during the year contribute to funding restoration projects in partnership with Stan Hywet. Volunteer members also give their time to conservation projects at the Manor House and are currently lending their needlework skills as part of the room-by-room conservation/restoration work currently underway.

The Stan Hywet Needlework Guild promotes education of its members in stitchery techniques and promotes fellowship among needleworkers throughout the area.

The Guild sponsors a judged needlework show, Stitchery Showcase, each even numbered year during Stan Hywet's Ohio Mart in early October. A fundraising raffle is part of the annual event. Our next Showcase will be in 2018. When possible, the guild participates in other events during odd numbered years. The guild also hosts each year a sale of needlework supplies and finished items in its "Stitcher's Fair" during Ohio Mart.

Membership is limited to 225 members. Prospective members must hold a membership in Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, must attend at least two regular meetings each year and must be involved in two guild activities. See more about the membership requirements. If interested in becoming a member, please contact the Membership Chair, Ginger Mangie at 330-702-0532 or by e-mail at . Membership in the Needlework Guild must be renewed in the fall of each year.

General meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month in March, April, May, August, and November at 9:30 a.m. in the either the Carriage House or Manor House auditorium of Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, 714 N. Portage Path, Akron, OH 44303-1399, 330-836-5533. Evening meetings are held on the second Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. in June and September.

An Adult-Child Workshop is offered on the second Tuesday of July at 9:30 a.m.

In November, the Stan Hywet Needlework Guild opens its doors to non-members for our Open to the Public Workshop. This program is presented on the second Tuesday in November beginning 9:30 am. Check the calendar for a registration form and applicable deadlines.

Exceptions to regular meeting dates and times will be noted our The Needleworker newsletter an on the calendar when possible.

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