Callaway Gardens School of Needle Arts Returns for 45th Year

Oct 14, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

Rachel M. Crumbley | Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Direct: 706-663-5187 | Main:  1-855-421-3120 | Fax: 706-663-5068

Email: rcrumbley@callawaygardens.com

Mailing Address: PO Box 2000, Pine Mountain, GA 31822-2000

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Callaway Gardens School of Needle Arts Returns for 45th Year

 

Public Invited to Boutique, Bookstore, Exhibit and Merchandise Nights

 

PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (10/14/2015) – On Jan. 17, 2016, the Callaway Gardens® School of Needle Arts will welcome its students for the 45th year.  Students can choose among two-day or four-day programs as well as a one-day transition class.

“On a cold winter’s day, we hope those who appreciate art will find the time to visit the exhibit and peruse the bookstore and boutique,” said Jo Vincent Weiss, director of the School.  “This event creates a unique opportunity for anyone to appreciate the art and those who are needle-artists to see new techniques, products, and more.”

The public is invited for free to visit three components:  a judged exhibit of needlework entries from across the United States, an incredible Boutique offering needlework supplies, and an outstanding Bookstore featuring the more current to out-of-print collectible needlework books.

Hosted by Atlanta’s Dogwood Chapter of the Embroiderer's Guild of America, the Bookstore and Exhibit are open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 17-27, 2016, in the Mountain Creek® Conference Center, located on U. S. Hwy. 27 behind the Mountain Creek Inn.

In addition, the public also is invited, again at no cost, to attend Merchandise Night, where vendors sell the latest in needlework tools, beads, wearable art, etc.  During 2016, Merchandise Nights will be Jan. 19 and 24 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Mountain Creek® Ballrooms within the Mountain Creek Inn complex.

The Callaway Gardens School of Needle Arts is nationally recognized as one of the premier needlework schools in the nation, with hundreds of needlework enthusiasts attending the two sessions.  Session I is Jan. 17-21 and Session II is Jan. 22-27.  The teachers participating in the school are nationally certified needle artists.  Oftentimes the teachers showcase original works of art for which they are responsible for designing including drawing the patterns, writing the instructions, and choosing the threads.  The finished products are incredibly beautiful and intricate creations that resemble paintings, photographs and sculptures.

For more information specific to the School, call 1-888-7-NEEDLE (763-3353).  Detailed information including the agenda, list of faculty, course descriptions and more are available at http://www.callawaygardens.com/needlearts.

For room reservation or general information about Callaway Gardens, call 1.800.463.6990 or visit http://www.callawaygardens.com.

Teachers and classes have recently been set for the 2017 as well.  Mark your calendar.  The dates for the 46th Callaway Gardens School of the Needle Arts are Jan. 15-25, 2017.

Callaway Gardens is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus.

 

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About Callaway Gardens

For more than 60 years, Callaway Gardens has provided “a place of relaxation, inspiration and a better understanding of the living world” for millions of visitors.  Owned and operated by the non-profit Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, Callaway Gardens includes a garden, resort, preserve and residential community on 6,500 acres in Pine Mountain, Georgia.  Highlights include a butterfly conservatory, horticultural center, discovery center, chapel, inland beach, nature trails and special events throughout the year.

In addition, Callaway Gardens offers nearly 80,000 square feet of meeting space, 689 guest rooms, restaurants, shops, golf, tennis, fishing and more.

Five unique, close-knit residential communities — with custom home sites, lakefront properties and cottages on the golf course — offer an ideal home away from home or full-time residence.


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