Published June 8, 2016
The U.K. tabloid the Daily Mail is not the first place one thinks of for needlework news. It tends to feature celebrity exposes, true crime stories and diet tips. But LSG member Sharlotte DeVere turned up an article about the discovery of an an exquisite cloth of silver worn by Elizabeth I at St Faith’s Bacton church, Herefordshire.
The 16th Century cloth might have cost three years’ wages for average laborer. There are plans to put the cloth on display after its been restored.
Published January 19, 2016
It’s time once again for the premier exhibit of hand needlework on the East Coast.
The 53rd annual needlework exhibit will take place at Woodlawn from March 2 – 31, 2016.
The Loudoun Sampler Guild’s day to volunteer will be Saturday, March 19. Please contact Barbara Gay if you have not yet signed up for a shift.
This year, the In Stitches shop is handling mailed entries for the Woodlawn show. Questions: InStitches100@aol.com.
For more information on the Needlework Exhibition and Sale, please use the following link:
Published April 14, 2015
The Talbot Historical Society is holding an exhibition, symposium, and sale of American and European needlework entitled “Head, Heart and Hands” on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Easton, Maryland. The exhibition will showcase over 40 highly detailed samplers, which provide a snapshot into the daily lives of 18th and 19th century women.
The symposium will kick off with a talk by nationally recognized needlework expert (and Loudoun Sampler Guild member), Barbara Hutson, followed by the sale of 28 or so samplers. Barbara will be around all day to answer questions.
The event is FREE, but space is limited for the talk. Anyone wanting to attend should call to reserve a spot. 410.820.7525
Published March 25, 2015
Loudoun Sampler Guild members will be interested in The Talbot Historical Society’s exhibition, symposium, and sale of American and European needlework entitled “Head, Heart and Hands” on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Easton, Maryland. The exhibition will showcase over 40 highly detailed samplers, which provide a snapshot into the daily lives of 18th and 19th century women.
The symposium will feature talks by nationally recognized needlework experts (and Loudoun Sampler Guild members), Cindy Steinhoff and Barbara Hutson at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. A sale of a large selection of samplers will take place at 4 p.m., however none of the samplers from the Society’s collection will be sold. All profits will support community outreach and programming at the Talbot Historical Society.
Registration is required. The cost is $25 per person. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. See Tharpe Antiques and Decorative Arts Facebook page or call 410-820-7525 for more information.
Published March 23, 2015
Just one week remaining to visit the country’s premier exhibit of newly-stitched needlework at Historic Woodlawn in Alexandria, Virginia. Visitors will see hundreds of needlework entries on display in every room of the historic mansion among the museum collections.
Congratulations to the nine Loudoun Sampler Guild members, who collectively received 16 ribbons this year: Sherri Berkman, Jill Bobbin, Anne Cannizzaro, John Kazmaier, Barbara Levy, Linda Moore, Betsy Morgan, Kathy Myers, and Amy Schindler.
Open every day now through March 31, 201410 am – 4 pm.
Location: Historic Woodlawn, located at 9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309.
Daily Admission Fee: $12. Friends of Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House are admitted free.
Dining in the Underwood Room: Lunch and desserts are served from 11:30 am – 2 pm during the show. The freshly prepared food is created, prepared and served by members of Nelly’s Needlers and other volunteers. Luncheon bills and all gratuities support the site. The Underwood Room accommodates up to 44 diners. Individuals and small parties will be seated as space becomes available. Advance reservations are required for parties of 9 or more. For reservations call (703) 323-1781. For other inquiries please call Woodlawn at (703) 780-4000.
Questions? Please contact Woodlawn at email@example.com or (703) 780-4000.
Published February 9, 2015
The Baltimore Museum of Art’s (BMA) TEXTILE GALLERY returns with Early American Embroideries, November 23, 2014 – May 2015. In conjunction with the grand opening of the renovated American Wing, the BMA presents Lessons Learned: American Schoolgirl Embroideries. The exhibition features more than 20 samplers and silk embroideries made by American girls who attended schools in Maryland and other states along the East Coast during the 18th and 19th centuries. From opulent to understated, the works provide a fascinating glimpse into early American life.
The newly renovated Jean and Allan Berman Textile Gallery highlights works from the BMA’s collection of more than 5,000 textiles spanning nearly 2,000 years. Admission to the BMA is free. For general Museum information, call 443-573-1700 or visit artbma.org.
The Loudoun Sampler Guild will be visiting this exhibition on Saturday, February 28. See the January newsletter for details. We have room for a few more participants.