In September our Chapter also had the pleasure of a lecture and trunk show from Kathy Rees of Needle Delights. Needle Delights was originally a needlework store in Gulf Breeze, Florida founded by Kathy's parents. In 2004, when the shop was badly damaged by Hurricane Ivan, Kathy's parents retired and Kathy re-opened the shop in Pensacola the next year. Kathy eventually closed the shop to devote her efforts to teaching and designing full time. Kathy is one of the premier designers in the counted needlepoint world and we were very excited to have this opportunity to spend the day with her!
Kathy lectured on such topics as her own personal needlework history, color theory and where she draws her inspiration as well as behind the scenes information on what it's like to be a needlework designer and all that it entails. Fascinating!
We had a great turnout and several visitors.
Cathy also brought a trunk show with her and graciously allowed us to purchase from her.
Kathy, thank you for a delightful day!
View all the photos taken that day, to include more photos of Kathy's models, in our Flickr Album.