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Woodlawn’s 61st Annual Needlework Show Open for Viewing

Hard at work judging the hundreds of entries are, from left, Georgeanne Lane, Cheryl Christian, and Pat Goaley. (Photos courtesy of Woodlawn Plantation)

Alexandria, VA – “Needlework in Everyday Life,” Woodlawn Plantation’s 61st Annual Needlework Show, opened March 1 for a month-long run at the plantation, 9000 Richmond Highway. The show, designed to remind us that needlework has been an integral part of creating everyday items as a form of function and beauty for thousands of years, features hundreds of pieces from artists worldwide. The show is open every day but Tuesday from 10 am to 4 pm. In addition, tours of the nearby Frank Lloyd Wright Pope-Leigh are available. To purchase tickets, visit

Best in Show by Becca Foster.
Lela Handcar’s creations.
Entries by Kathy Luli and Lawana Holland Moore.
The works of Maria Rios, Haven Ward, and Chase Broadway (14-17 years old).

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