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Classes For The 2019 Nashville Needlework Market

The premier wholesale trade show for counted cross stitch.

Mark your calendar!! The 2019 Nashville Needlework Market will be held Friday March 1, 2019 - Sunday March 3, 2019

This Is A Wholesale Only "Cash And Carry" And Order Writing Show

Sorry, this is NOT a consumer show. It is only ONLY open to wholesale buyers. But you won't miss out entirely since this is where your favorite store goes to find the newest and best needlework products.


Please contact the individual teachers to reserve your classes! 

2 Classrooms - Scroll down for more classes!

Franklin Room

2019 Nashville Classroom Franklin Room- 20 students
Classes during show hours (in blue) should not last over 45 minutes.
Time Thursday February 28, 2019 Friday March 1, 2019 Saturday March 2, 2019 Sunday March 3, 2019
8:00 AM      
9:00 AM Fern Ridge Collection  
10:00 AM Fern Ridge Collection Introduction to Hand Embroidery with Kelly Nagel at Sulky.  
11:00 AM Fern Ridge Collections Introduction to Hand Embroidery with Kelly Nagel at Sulky.  
12:00 PM Retailer's Workshop    
1:00 PM Jane Garrison with Threadnuts  
2:00 PM   Theresa Curry of Needle Bling and Karen Kirk of Raspberry Rabbit Designs  
3:00 PM Isabella Abbiati with The Primitive Hare  
4:00 PM Rebecca Noland with Lucy Beam Social Media & Digital Marketing wit Kelly Nagel at Sulky  
5:00 PM Giulia Manfredini of Giulia Punti Antichi Retailer's Wrap-Up  with Pam Brazell of 3 Stitches
6:00 PM    
7:00 PM  
8:00 PM  
9:00 PM


Williamson Room

2019 Nashville Classroom Williamson Room- 20 students
Classes during show hours (in blue) should not last over 45 minutes.
Time Thursday February 28, 2019 Friday March 1, 2018 Saturday March 2, 2018 Sunday March 3, 2018
8:00 AM
9:00 AM Theresa Venette, Shakespeare's Peddler
10:00 AM Hands On Design, Summer House Stitche Workes, & Ink Circles  
11:00 AM Susan DuBois with Treenway Silks
12:00 PM Wholesaler's Workshop  
1:00 PM Teacher Meet & Greet  
2:00 PM Annalee Waite for Annalee Waite Designs  
3:00 PM Niky Farrauto for Nikyscreations  
4:00 PM Stitching Pretty  
5:00 PM Stitching Pretty  
6:00 PM
7:00 PM  
8:00 PM  
9:00 PM

Thursday Feb.28th, 2019 Classes



Friday March 1, 2019 Classes

Friday 9:00-12:00 noon

Class Title

Teachers: Pat Cherry and Peggy Tipton of Fern Ridge Collections

Class Description:

Class Duration: 2.45 hours.

Location: Meets on the second floor in the Franklin Room. Limited to 20 attendees.

Class Price:

To Register: fernridgecollections@gmail.com

Friday 12:00 noon-1:00pm

Retailer's Workshop

Moderators: Cathe Ray from Needle in a Haystack

Class Description: This workshop will be a free wheeling discussion and exchange of ideas that you can take home and use to improve your business. Come prepared to exchange specific ideas on what you can do to increase sales and profits in your retail business. Share how you solved problems or reduced expenses. Store owners are encouraged to attend.

Location: Meets on the 2nd floor in the Franklin Room. Limited to 20 attendees. No need to Register for the workshop. Just show up!

Class Price: FREE

Friday 12:00 noon-1:00pm

Wholesaler's Workshop

Moderators:  Cathy (Hands On Design), Beth (Summer House Stitche Workes), and Tracy (Ink Circles)

Take a "setup" break and join your fellow wholesalers Friday morning for an exchange of ideas to help strengthen your business. Topics will be provided to promote positive discussion. We ask that you come ready to engage in the exchange and sharing of ideas with your peers!

Location: Meets on the second floor in the Williamson Room. Limited to 20 attendees. No need to register for this workshop. Just show up!

Class Price: FREE.

Friday 1:00 pm- 2:00pm

Teacher's Meet & Greet (right after the Retailer's Meeting on Friday)

Teachers will be on hand to showcase teaching projects they have available and speak with you one-on-one prior to the rush of Market. This is a great way to get a jump start for your store's calendar of events!

Location: Meets on the 2nd floor in the Franklin Room. No need to Register. Just show up!

Price: FREE


Sunday 5:00pm-6:00pm

Retailers After Market Wrap-Up

Moderators:  Pam Brazell of 3 Stitches

A post-show meeting for Retailers! Let's work together to come up with some events that will bring in customers. How can we hold fewer sales and more events? Pam will lead the discussion on how she plans ahead 3, 6, 9 months out. Please bring suggestions and ideas that have worked for your shop!

Location: Meets on the second floor in the Franklin Room. Limited to 20 attendees. No need to register for this meeting. Just show up!

Class Price: FREE.

Cost To Rent The Classrooms

Franklin Room or Williamson Room:  $50/hour (or Free)

We will advertise the classes to buyers, but stores will be asked to contact the instructor directly with questions about the class, and to sign up and pay for the class. The instructor will set the price for the class and can sell merchandise in the class. The only charge to the instructor will be the hourly rate for the classroom.

Free use of the classroom. We want to encourage classes that help store owners improve their business skills. For example, maybe you (or your spouse) could teach a short class on bookkeeping, computers, social media, taxes, radio advertising, etc. The room will be available for free for these types of classes. You would still be allowed to charge a fee to attend the class.

After show hours use of the class room. Some classes need extra time to finish up. We also have had requests from buyers that they would like a time and place to get together and visit with other business owners, to relax, and do some stitching. This year we are planning on having one of the classrooms (or both, if needed) open after show hours as an informal get-together location. If your class needs extra time to finish, you can use the classroom after show hours for free.

Classes during show hours should last no longer than 45 minutes. Please keep your class to 45 minutes to allow 15 minutes for clean up and move out before the next class starts. Classes offered outside of show hours can be longer.

Ideas For Classes

Besides the satisfaction of helping other business owners, teaching or sponsoring a class is a great way to gain exposure for your business.

  • Finishing classes (advance homework ok)
  • Social Media
  • Business Classes (newsletter, teaching, time management, etc.)
  • Technique Classes
  • Previews of new designs and a start on a class model
  • We would like to have classes of interest to exhibitors to attend on Thursday afternoon. This would be a great opportunity to share ideas on marketing, packaging, etc.

You do not need to be an exhibitor to teach a class. We would love to have more classes taught by store owners. Also, while we ask that the classes are sponsored by either an exhibitor or a retail store, the instructor can be with another company.


If you have any questions

Free free to contact us if you have any questions about the show.

Megan Chriswisser at Needlework Retailer at 800-561-5380 or info@needleworkretailer.com

Larry Johnson or Beth Johnson at Yarn Tree at 800-247-3952 or info@yarntree.com


Needlework Retailer,117 Alexander Avenue, Ames, Iowa 50010. Phone: 800-561-5380 or 515-232-6507. Fax 515-232-0789. email info@needleworkretailer.com

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