The National NeedleArts Association (TNNA) Update

TNNA still exists! Courtney Kelley President of has an operations update.

From the website: “Behind the scenes over the course of 2020 your TNNA Board of Directors have been working hard to keep the association alive and in good standing.”

Citing a decline in membership and poor show attendance, TNNA had ceased operations in April of 2020. (See the article by Craft Industry Alliance for more.) Additionally the pandemic caused show cancellations and also affected the lives of those on the board. According to the website, these board members stayed on to continue the organization which is now a self-managed, volunteer board and committees.

The current board is made up of:

  • Courtney Kelley (Kelbourne Woolens)
  • Jaime Jennings (Fancy Tiger Crafts)
  • Kalliope Famellos (Anzula)
  • Heather Zoppetti (Heather Zoppetti Designs, formerly Stitch Sprouts)
  • Jacqueline Sava (Soak Wash)

In November of 2021, it was announced that TNNA had partnered with h+h americas to continue with tradeshows. TNNA has plans to create a new website and membership platform. TNNA President, Courtney Kelley has a news update with FAQs.

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