Stitch N' Pitch goes to Cooperstown


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 6, 2009

STITCH ‘N PITCH Comes to Cooperstown

-Hall of Fame to host celebration of two timeless traditions, baseball and needlearts-

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – As part of Youth Baseball Week, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will give visitors the chance to create their own needlework projects by hosting STITCH ‘N PITCH, a program of the National Needlearts Association, on Sunday, April 19, starting at 10 a.m. and running throughout the day. Admission to the Stitch ’N Pitch program is open to all Museum visitors with a paid admission, as the event will consist of an interactive session where visitors can use their hands to stitch a baseball-themed needlepoint or crochet project which can be brought home.

Patterns featuring baseball bats and wristbands will be available to fans, and more intricate designs will also be on display.

STITCH 'N PITCH, a program of The National Needlearts Association, has taken baseball by storm over the past few years. Numerous major league and countless minor league organizations have hosted STITCH 'N PITCH events over the past three summers. More information on the organization is available at www.StitchNPitch.com

To read the rest of this press release, visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame website.

We attended the Stitch N' Pitch event at Shea last September and were disappointed to find the emphasis was almost exclusively on knitting and crochet. I would have liked to see more variety of needlework encouraged since there are many, many other forms of needlearts, but these are portable and easy to work on during a game.



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