The Loudoun Sampler Guild is in for a fantastic road trip this month. For those of you around the world that cannot make it to the exhibit, I have a treat for you.
Dan & Marty Campanelli, co- curators of the sampler exhibit –
“Hail Specimen of Female Art! New Jersey Schoolgirl Needlework, 1726-1860 “-
have graciously given me permission to share the photos I took of their
presentation – ” The Needle’s Magic Power to Show” during the Sampler Symposium last Sunday 5 October, at the Morven Museum & Gardens in Princeton, New Jersey. This was an overview of the exhibit and books they have written. They divided New Jersey into five regions to talk about the needlework.
If you are not able to travel with the Loudoun Sampler Guild later this month to see this spectacular exhibit, I strongly encourage you make plans to visit it before it closes (29 March 2015). There are additional future events at the museum that are related to the exhibit: http://morven.org/shop/
We hope that by sharing these images more people will come forward and share their samplers with The Sampler Consortium and join its effort to document American samplers. Next Sampler ID Day is Saturday 22 November 2014.