Designers Desk

  Here is a quick view of what is happening at Designers Desk. We hope we will see you soon and look forward to helping you with your project needs.

Easter Egg Discounts

Pick up a mystery discount in "Easter Eggs Galore" and receive a discount on your next purchase from 10% to 50%. We have a basket of Easter Eggs on the counter and every time you make a purchase you may pick an Easter Egg to receive a discount on your next purchase. Lots of fun and savings too !!!!

March 1, 2012- "Out With The Old - In With The New!!!!

Are you wanting to buy a new canvas or a cross stitch project or maybe even take a class??-- but you have some older projects you are not ever going to stitch and they are holding you back from buying a new project? Here is a way to earn some credit towards that new project . Select the canvases you you want to sell from your collection. Canvases and kits must be in good condition. Bring them into the shop starting March 1st 2012. You will receive a store gift certificate for any of your canvases we sell. We will  accept canvases from March 1st, 2012 until March 31, 2012 along with your $10 registration fee. The actual sale will begin April 1st 2012 and run until April 31, 2012. If you have nothing to sell come on in and see what you might want to buy. Bargains Galore!!!

If you have any questions please call us at (630) 262 - 1234.

New Class Schedule 2012
by Designers Desk Feb. 2012 
Here is the current line up of our upcoming 2012 class schedule. If you'd like to sign up for any of these classes you can just give us a call at (630) 262-1234.

March 9-12 Sharon G. Embellishment

Remember all you have to do is buy a canvas and Sharon will help you turn it into a masterpiece. Sharon has been teaching at Designers Desk for years. She has also taught for ANG, EGA, TNNA along with writing her own stitch guides. Sharon G's Needlepoint Sense (Simply Essential Needlepoint Stitch Explanations) is Sharon's new stitch book. Class fee is $150.00 for 2 days or $275.00 for all 4 days. Lots of fun and lunch is included so call to get enrolled!!

 April 13- 16th Jill Rigolli-Danji Canvas Embellishment 

Do you love Laurel Birch designs? Now they are available on needlepoint canvas. We will have lots of them to choose from. Purchase a canvas and have Jill add some life and excitement to it. Jill founded Danji designs and  has been active in the needlepoint industry for many years. She owned her own shop, and writes her own stitch guides for Danji. She is a fun lady to take a class from. Class fee is $150.00 for 2 days or $275.00 for all 4 days. As always classes fill quickly. Lunch is included each day of class; so call to enroll soon!

May 11th - 14th Brenda Hart Canvas Embellishment

You purchase a canvas from Designers Desk and Brenda will help you develop it into a masterpiece. Brenda has a series of books she has written. If you have her books - be sure to stop on 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 2 days for a class fee of $150.00 which includes lunch or you can also sign up for all for days for just $275.00. Come join us for some fun!!

July 6th - 9th Kelly Clark : To Teach "Anything Kelly Clark"

Pick out a Kelly Clark Canvas and she will help you make it 3 Dimensional. Kelly is a delight and fun in class.Sign up for a minimum of 2 days of class for the fee of $150.00 which includes lunch or take all 4 days of class for a class fee of $275.00   

2012 Trunk Show Schedule
as of Feb. 2012 
March 12th - 25th "Stitch Its" Needlepoint Trunk Show

Something for all ages and skill levels. Subjects include mini purses, scissor cases, sweaters, mittens, signs, stocking caps, Trail Creek and Prairie Schooler, Laura Nugent, and Ed Bartoszek. Remember 15% off on all trunk shows and 20% off for Gold Card members..

April 1st - 30th "Out With The Old In With The New" Sales and Display

Bargains Galore!!!! On April first we will begin to sell all of the canvases our customers have brought in for the event and will continue to offer these bargains until close April 30 2012 . Make sure you come in and take a look at all the great new finds our stitchers will have here. No participation required to buy from these bargains!!!

April 1st - 30th Cheryl Schaffer Trunk Show

Cheryl and Annie have some great canvases to show us. Jewelry with needlepoint canvases, purses to  go with wristlets, frame weights, ornaments, brick covers, and project bags with scissor keepers. remember 15% off trunk shows and 20% Gold Card members.

April 6th 2012

We will be back from the Dallas show- Come in and see all the new items we will return with.

July 1st - 31st Charlie Harper Needlepoint Trunk Show

All of Charlie Harper's designs in needlepoint. I love his dry sense of humor. If you have never seen or know about Charlie Harper - you must see this trunk show. Lots of fun!! Remember 15% off trunk show purchases and 20% for Gold Card members...

We are always looking for input on our classes and trunk shows so if you have a suggestion please feel free to let us know...


GENEVA, IL 60134

(630) 262 - 1234

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June 19 - 24 2012 Swedish Days
We will have lots of fun surprises for this great festival. Join us for nightly entertainment, an art and craft show, an old fashioned carnival and of course sidewalk sales galore. Wonderful food right outside our door. 

September 7th - 9th 2012- Festival of the Vine

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Designers Desk
216 James Street
Geneva, Illinois 60134