Woodlawn & Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House National Trust for Historic Preservation


52nd Annual Needlework Exhibition

Linen Room NW SHOW

The Needlework Exhibition at Historic Woodlawn in Alexandria, Virginia is the nation’s premiere show of contemporary needlework.  The exhibit honors Eleanor “Nelly” Custis Lewis’ legacy by displaying her needlework as well as inviting the public to display theirs. Visitors will see hundreds of needlework entries on display in every room of the historic mansion among the museum collections.

Please see our brochure for more information on entering a piece into the show.

Exhibition Hours: March 1 – March 31, 2015. Open every day from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. 

Location: Historic Woodlawn, located at 9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309. The entrance is at the intersection of Richmond Hwy and Woodlawn Road. See our Directions page for more details.

Daily Admission Fees: $12 Adults; $6 Children (K-12). Children 5 & under are free. Exhibitors receive one free pass. 

Dining in the Underwood Room: Lunch and desserts are served from 11:30 am – 2 pm, Wednesdays – Mondays during the show. The freshly prepared menu is created, prepared and served by members of Nelly’s Needlers and other volunteers. Luncheon bills and all gratuities support the site. The Underwood Room accommodates up to 46 diners. Individuals and small parties will be seated as space becomes available. Advance reservations are required for parties of 9 or more. For reservations please contact Beth Britt at (703) 339-8558 (be sure to leave name, telephone number and time/date of call) or email: designbyambiance@cox.net.  If you’re interested in volunteering in the tearoom please email nellystearoom@gmail.com For all other inquiries call Woodlawn at (703) 570-6902.

Questions? Please contact Woodlawn at woodlawn@savingplaces.org or (703) 570-6902.


 The online results of the 52nd Annual Needlework Exhibition can be found here:

2015 Needlework Judging Results