The Exemplary

The Exemplary is an annual showcase of needle arts held in conjunction with NAN’s Assembly for Embroiderers. It is open to all forms of creative needlework, from embroiderers at all levels of expertise—beginners to highly experienced.
Patchwork Elephant by Toni Gerdes

Patchwork Elephant by Toni Gerdes, winner of the Popular Choice Award at The Virtual Exemplary 2021.

You do not need to be a NAN member to enter The Exemplary. Professional and nonprofessional embroiderers are encouraged to enter; this is an opportunity to share your exquisite work with fellow stitchers, artists, patrons of the arts, and anyone who appreciates creativity and the arts. The Exemplary is supported in part by the NAN Angel Fund.

For information about entering the next Exemplary, visit the Assembly page. If you have questions about the exhibition, contact The Exemplary Administrator.

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