After more than 40 years at the same location, Sign of the Arrow is excited to announce that we are relocating! Our new, expanded space will be just stitches away at 9814 Clayton Road - one block west of our current storefront.
Thanks to you, our customers and volunteers who have supported us throughout the years, we are able to spread our wings. We are thrilled to be able to offer a larger sales floor, better display space, and more convenient stockroom/storage areas. You will find expanded product lines, as well as some wonderful surprises in our new space!
We will remain open at the old location through July 31, 2014, but will close on August 1st. Sign of the Arrow will be up and running at the new storefront beginning August 11, 2014. We will not be accepting or returning any finishing at the shop during our move. If you are mailing finishing, rest assured that we will receive your package. Please expect a slight delay in return time.
Grants were awarded to a record 22 organizations at the 2013 Philanthropy Brunch hosted by Sign of the Arrow at Ladue Chapel on October 17th, 2013.
A wide variety of worthy endeavors benefitting local residents' physical, mental, and emotional needs were chosen by the Philanthropy Committee. Those include the purchase of medical equipment for children with the most complex of medical conditions, scholarships for a number of childrens' programs, educational support to local academic agencies, and many more.
We thank all of you for helping us to achieve over $3,500,000 in contributions through your shopping and volunteering.
"Sign of the Arrow 2013 Philanthropy Committee: (from left) Ellen Birch, Holly Thomas, Elizabeth Deal, Lee Snyder, Cindy Smith, Tracy Holtzman, and Suzanne Vaughn. (Not pictured: Caleigh Sharp.) Credit: Sign of the Arrow
On Saturday evening, August 24th, 2013, we were delighted to host a party for 40+ vendors who attended The National Needlearts Association (TNNA) Fall Needlecraft Market in St. Charles, MO. We love our needlepoint artists and suppliers, who provide us with fantastic merchandise for our customers. Thank you to our volunteers who staffed the party and made our vendors feel at home!
#1 Jean Smith (Jean Smith Designs); #2 Kathy & George Schenkel (Kathy Schenkel Designs); #3 Debbie Woodard (Painted Pony), Karen McVean (Strictly Christmas); #4 Madalaine Geller & Hyla Hurly (The Point of It All Designs); #5 Lisa Krause (Deux Bijoux Bijoux), Randi Hanpeter (Sign of the Arrow Needlepoint Mgr.), Maggie Thompson (Maggie Co./ Ewe & Eye), Cindy Smith (Volunteer); #6 Leigh Richardson (Leigh Designs), Karen McVean (Strictly Christmas), Peggy Sims (Volunteer), Jill Rigoli (Danji Designs), Victoria Bader (Volunteer).
#7 Rebecca & Brad Wood (Rebecca Wood Designs); #8-9 Dave Gnaegy (Volunteer), Jim & Terry Collingham (Colonial Needle Co./ Lee's Needle Arts), Jill Davidson (Volunteer), Rachel Rigoli (Danji Designs); #10 Julie Filean (Store Mgr.), Sue Mayhugh (Cooper Oaks Designs); #11 Jill Rigoli (Danji Designs), Danny & Ben Ravan (Fleur de Paris); #12 Judi Solomon (Custom House of Needle Arts), Moira Steuterman (Volunteer).
#13 Mindy Slater & Pat Eaton (The Artists Collection), Patti Mann (Patti Mann Designs) #14 Holley Russell (Barbara Russell Designs), Sally London (Rainbow Gallery), Leigh Richardson (Leigh Designs); #15 Holley Russell, Gail Downing (Maggie Co./ Ewe and Eye), Barbara Russell (Barbara Russel Designs); #16 Peg Sant' Ambrogio (Volunteer); #17 Scott Bader (Volunteer), Mark Young (Labors of Love), Julie Filean (Store Mgr.), Robert Richardson (Leigh Designs), Brad Wood (Rebecca Wood Designs); #18 Mark Young (Labors of Love), Beth Gilbert (Eat, Sleep, Stitch), Jill Rigoli (Danji Designs), Holley Russell (Barbara Russel Designs).
This is what we work hard for all year long as we sell needlepoint, gifts, and paper goods so that we can donate our proceeds to worthy organizations within our community.
This year we supported 18 different organizations with a wide variety of projects including the purchase of physical therapy equipment for recovering children at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Center, helping deaf children learn to talk at MOOG School for the Hearing Impaired, and outreach programs for Gateway to Hope, a breast cancer treatment program for the uninsured.
Each year we celebrate our abilitity to serve needy organizations around St. Louis with a luncheon for our volunteers and recipients. We thank all of you for helping us to achieve over $3,400,000 in contributions through your shopping and volunteering.
Sign of the Arrow 2012 Philanthropy Committee. Front row (from left) Lee Berger and Holly Thomas. Top row (from left) Elizabeth Deal, Mary Hopkins, Ellen Birch, Jennifer Cross and Sue Davis. Credit: Sign of the Arrow
Sign of the Arrow is a non-profit gift and needlepoint boutique located on Clayton Road in Ladue, Mo and is staffed by community volunteers. The shop was established in 1966 by the St. Louis Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi, a national fraternity for women, to continue the Pi Beta Phi tradition of providing philanthropic support to the community. Since its inception, Sign of the Arrow has donated more than $3.9 million to local charities