Public is Invited to Visit the Callaway Gardens School of Needle Arts’ Boutique, Bookstore, National Juried Exhibit and Merchandise Nights

Jan 12, 2016



Rachel M. Crumbley | Director of Marketing and Public Relations

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


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



Public is Invited to Visit the Callaway Gardens School of Needle Arts’ Boutique, Bookstore, National Juried Exhibit and Merchandise Nights


Located in the Mountain Creek Conference Center; Admission is Free


PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (1/12/2016) – On Jan. 17, 2016, the Callaway Gardens® School of Needle Arts will welcome its students for the 45th year.


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


For room reservation or general information about Callaway Gardens, call 1.800.463.6990 or visit


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





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, 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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