Designers Desk October News
  Hello Friends and Stitchers,

It 's that time of year again when we leave the hot humid days of summer and enter into the beautiful season of fall. Cool breezes, family gatherings for Halloween parties and the great taste of delicious turkey dinners with our loved ones. This time of year is one of our favorites here at Designers Desk and we have many new items ,classes, and events planned to share with all of our freinds who faithfully come see us! Please take a small bit of time to see what we have happening at the shoppe this fall as we are sure there is something for everyone.

Everyone here at Designers Desk would like to wish you all a great fall holiday season and would like to just say thank you for all your continued support.We know how tough times are for us all and in the Thanksgiving traditon we want you to know how Thankful we are for such great customers and friends without you we wouldn't be able to share our love of stitching.

Help Those In Need Promo
Designers Desk has decided to help those who have been hit by hard times with a good old fashioned food drive. We have come up with a great way to help those who need a little help while rewarding our customers who help. For October to November 15 2011 ,we will be having a food drive at the shoppe.

During our drive, bring in a can of food (8oz or greater) or a package of non-perishable food and take 5% off any regular-priced item in the shop for each food item brought in. There is a maximum of a discount of 25% on any one regular priced item (5 can or packages). Can not be combined with any other discount.

All items will be donated to local groups and distributed here in the local area to help our needy. We think this is a great way to just help support those hardest hit right here in our own backyard. 
Pat Delp

Designers Desk

216 James Street
Historic Geneva, Illinois 60134
630-262-1234 1800-377-8087



Soldier Kissing Pillows
kissing pillow
Some of you may have heard of this wonderful project. A kissing pillow is a very simple cross stitch project. They are made for each soldier. The soldier about to be deployed kisses a pillow and leaves it with his family, or one for each child. The family then kisses the other pillow and sends it with the soldier.EVERYTHING IS PROVIDED!! If you are interested please stop in the store for your kit anytime.For more info feel free to call us at (630) 262 - 1234.  


Star show
 Very talented designers put together some of their finest designs and then ship them to us so we can share them with you. We want to take a minute here to update you on the trunk shows we have currently going on or will have going on for the rest of the year. Remember all items from the trunk show are given a 15% discount, 20% for Gold Card members, when you buy from them so make sure to stop on by and see all the wonderful items before they move on to their next destination.

Whimsy & Grace Trunk Shows Sept - November 2011:


Stop on by the shop to see two great trunk shows by Whimsey & Grace! We will be hosting their Christmas ornament trunk show as well as a great showing of their masks. These beautiful designs are here for a limited time so make sure to stop on by and remember, 15% all items purchased from the trunk shows!! As always Gold Card members will recieve a 20% discount.



Italian Exclusive To Designers Desk

We are excited to introduce a new cross stitch designer direct from Italy! The designs are fresh, catchy, and found exclusively in the USA at Designers Desk. A must see is "Santa's Coffee Break", one our favorites from this designer.

Events and Extras





Come on down to Historic Geneva for the December 3-4 2011  Holiday House Tour. See some of the oldest and finely decorated homes in the city. Stop by Designers Desk, for some cookies and hot chocolate, which is around 150 years old itself.




For more information contact the Geneva Chamber of Commerce at (630) 232-6060 or 



tree nan

We would like to announce a few new items from Just Nan. We have new excellent designs that have just become available!! These beautiful, fun designs can be purchased here at Designers Desk.If you know Just Nan then you know how great all of their designs are.

red nan

Emma & Eliza present a sparkling ornament for your tree or mantel display. Their Christmas Hat is a fully decorated green tree sitting on a glittering white tree skirt, topped with a silver and white Snowflake Pin. Kit includes color cover, complete stitch guide, beads, 2 colors of satin cord, fusible interfacing, fleece, chipboard circle and the Snowflake Pin. The stitcher provides fiberfill for the tree and felt for the bottom of the skirt.



   Turkey Lurking

He's absolutely not coming out until it is safe! This scared little

gobbler stitches up quickly for a touch of Thanksgiving whimsy.



Stop in and take a look. All Just Nan Designs info such as price and availability can be given by simply call us at (630) 262 -1234.....


Location :

216 James Street

Geneva, Illinois 60134
(630) - 262 - 1234

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Located in Old Towne Geneva,IL. We are a 3 story 150 year old building full of classic design and fun stitching supplies.



 Do you love
Laurel Burch Designs? Now they are available on needlepoint canvas! We will have lots of them to choose from. Purchase any canvas and have Jill add some life and excitement to it. Jill founded
Danji Designs
and has been an active in the needlepoint industry for many years. She has owned her own shop, and writes her own stitch guides for
Danji. She is a fun lady to a take a class from. Class fees are
for 2 days which includes your lunch. Remember class space is limited so be sure not to wait too long!


You purchase a canvas from
Designers Desk
and Brenda will help you develop a masterpiece. Brenda has a series of stitch books she has written. If you have her books- be sure to stop by and have her sign yours. Brenda has been teaching at our shop for 20+ years and there is always a waiting list for her class. Sign up for a minimum of two days for a class fee of
which includes lunch each day. If you sign up for all 4 days the cost is only
including lunch each day. Come join us for some fun!!! Remember space is limited so sign up early!!
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Finishing Deadline

The holidays are coming quickly! We just want to remind everyone that this years cut off for finishing to get items back by Christmas will be Thanksgiving.
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Designers Desk
216 James Street
Geneva,IL 60134

(630) 262-1234


10 am - 4:30 pm

11 am -4:00 pm