Sampler Workshop at Plimoth Plantation

We received a note from Karin J. Goldstein, Curator of Collections and Library at Plimouth Plantation in Massachusetts.  Karin wrote to tell us about a sampler workshop being held there the weekend of April 26-27.  


 The workshop includes a visit to Pilgrim Hall Museum’s sampler exhibit, “Needlework Samplers: Wrought by Tradition.” Plimoth Plantation’s “EC” Sampler is on exhibit there. Since the Loudon Sampler Guild contributed to the conservation of the EC Sampler back in 2008, Karin thought we might be interested.

The weekend includes a tour of Plimoth Plantation, workshops and lectures about early samplers and the young girls who stitched them as well as “delicious 17th century food.” The Mary Atwood Sampler (c.1650), will be taught by Joanne Harvey, nationally-renowned sampler expert. Patricipants will have the opportunity to view rarely-seen treasures from Plimoth Plantation’s collection, such as the Plimoth Jacket and the Theodora Oxenbridge sampler (c.1670).

More information, including information on the schedule, price and lodging can be found here:



The Loudoun Sampler Guild is a group of sampler enthusiasts based in northern Virginia. We meet monthly for lectures, needlework classes and workshops, and field trips.

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