The Loudoun Sampler Guild was founded in 1996. Our mission is to foster excellence in the practice of the art of sampler-making through an active program of education and study, and to preserve the heritage of sampler-making. We currently have about 120 members, primarily from Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
The Loudoun Sampler Guild meets on the second Saturday of each month. Our usual meeting location is Greene Mill Preserve Clubhouse, 41080 Solti Way outside Leesburg, Virginia.
Field trips to see sampler and needlework collections have included:
- Colonial Williamsburg
- Maryland Historical Society
- Winterthur Museum
- Morven Museum (Princeton, NJ)
- Baltimore Museum of Art
We encourage anyone in the area who is interested in samplers to join us. Our members range from needlework teachers and expert stitchers to beginner stitchers to non-stitchers who simply like seeing and learning about samplers. For information on membership, attending a meeting, directions or anything else, please contact our membership chair, Nancy Stevens (firstname.lastname@example.org).
** The needlework design used for our blog header is “sampled” from the Grace Quaker chart by Sampler Cove, with their kind permission. http://www.samplercovedesigns.com/ **