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2019 Nashville Needlework Market

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

The premier wholesale trade show for cross stitch.

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



Embassy Suites Nashville South Cool Springs, Franklin, TN  (the same hotel as last year).


2019 Show Schedule

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Check-in and exhibitor setup after 4 pm
Registration 2 pm - 8 pm

Friday, March 1, 2019
Registration 10 am - 8 pm
Classes (schedule to be announced later)
Early Bird Shopping 6 pm - 9 pm

Saturday, March 2, 2019
Registration 9 am - 6 pm
Show Rooms open 9 am - 6 pm
Package Storage Available 9 am - 6 pm

Sunday, March 3, 2019
Registration 9 am - 4 pm
Show Rooms open 9 am - 4 pm
Package Storage Available 9 am - 5 pm

(times are subject to change)


Request An Exhibitor Suite

Registration will occur in steps.

  1. Now through August 1: Exhibitors in last year's show will first have an opportunity to reserve their same room.
  2. About August 1 there will be a few days where we work on requests from prior exhibitors to move rooms.
  3. Next will be registration for new exhibitors.

If you would like to be a new exhibitor, fill out our Exhibitor Form to be added to the waiting list. 


Cost to Exhibit

The basic cost to exhibit is only $992

AT THIS TIME WE ARE ONLY MAKING ROOM ASSIGNMENTS. The complete show registration will be sent out in the Fall. At that time we will ask for the information for the show directory, number of tables, etc. We do not need a deposit at this time. After the final registration in the fall we will send you an invoice.

Please note that Thursday night is included in the basic cost to exhibit.

The Nashville Needlework Market is sponsored by Yarn Tree and Needlework Retailer. It is not connected to TNNA. You do not need to be a TNNA member to attend or to exhibit.

The Basic Cost Includes

  • Registration fee of $200
  • 4 nights in the Embassy Suites (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights) for single or double occupancy ($198 per night). This two room suite can serve as your exhibit room and sleeping room. The larger corner suites cost an additional $30 per night.
  • Free listing in the show directory
  • Free door sign with your business name for your room
  • Free wi-fi
  • Full breakfast buffet each morning
  • Free manager's reception each evening
  • Free use of hotel pool, sauna, whirlpool, and fitness center
  • Free parking

2019 Nashville Cookbook

We are currently collecting recipes and free small charts for the 2019 Nashville Needlework Market Cookbook.

  All Exhibitors will be charged $15 paid with their registration. There will be no advertising in the cookbook.
  Each Exhibitor will receive 1 cookbook at the show. Additional cookbooks will be available for sale. 

Optional Additional Charges

  • Additional nights are available at the special buyer's room rate of $198 per night ($169 plus tax of 17.25%). [Single or double occupancy. Rate for additional occupancy is $10 plus tax per person. Does not include gratuity or other room charges]. You will request the additional nights in the complete registration which will be emailed to you this Fall (do not reserve through the hotel because they do not know your room number).
  • The larger premium corner suites cost an additional $30 per night.
  • Table and table cover $30 (will be billed by the hotel)
  • Color logo or photo in the show directory and on your door sign: $50
  • Show Directory Advertising $100 for a full page (5.5"x8.5") ad from your computer file. We can layout a basic ad for $75.
  • Buyer's Registration Packet Insert $100. We can print and insert your 8.5"x11" color flyer into the Buyer's Packet (Full color on glossy paper. Printed one side only from your .pdf file. Bleeds allowed.). This will be limited to 15 inserts. 1 per exhibitor.
  • Exhibitor's Registration Packet Insert $75. We can print and insert your 8.5"x11" color flyer into the Buyer's Packet (Full color on glossy paper. Printed one side only from your .pdf file. Bleeds allowed). This will be limited to 15 inserts. 1 per exhibitor.
  • Classroom rental $50/hour. (Or free for business classes).
  • Receiving boxes shipped to the hotel $5 per box (Billed by the hotel. Extra charge for large or heavy boxes that require extra labor)


Shared Exhibit Rooms

Sharing an exhibit room is allowed. There will be an additional $200 registration fee for the second business. The second business will get its own door sign and a separate listing in the show directory. Especially for new businesses, the first trade show can be daunting. If you know a new business owner, offer to answer any questions that they have about exhibiting.



Check-In And Setup Times. Check in time is 4 pm. When your exhibit room is actually available depends in large part when the previous night's guest checks out. Because it is nearly impossible to check-in at 4 pm and be ready to open at 6 pm for Early Bird shopping we are including Thursday night in the basic registration fee.

Shipping To The Show. The hotel can accept UPS and FedEx type packages, but it can not accept shipments on a pallet (truck shipments). For most shipments by UPS or FedEx the hotel will charge your room $5 per incoming package. The hotel reserves the right to charge extra for shipments that cause extra work. This would include shipments that are labeled incorrectly, or unusually large or heavy. We can not be responsible for lost or damaged shipments.

Shipping After The Show. Exhibitors will be responsible for arranging outgoing shipments.

Extra Sleeping Rooms. If you need an extra sleeping suite (in addition to your exhibit suite) you can book directly with the hotel at the buyer's rate of $198 per night. Rooms booked through the hotel are NOT assigned a location until check-in. To reserve a sleeping room (not an exhibit room) through the hotel you can call the Embassy Suites directly at 615-515-5151. Tell them you are with the Nashville Needlework Market.

Hilton HHonor Points. Unfortunately, exhibitors will not earn Hilton HHonor points for their exhibit room. Buyers and exhibitors can earn Hilton HHonor points for sleeping rooms (not exhibit rooms) that are booked at the special show rate directly with the hotel. Rooms that are booked directly with the hotel are NOT assigned a location until check-in.


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



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