Patti H. and husband Nick gave an interesting talk about the Gloucester County Historical Society ("GCHS") and how some of the collection’s pieces came to the collection. Our regular Saturday morning meeting was followed by a road trip to the Gloucester County Historical Society to see the sampler and quilt collection they currently have on display. Patti has charted a number of the GCHS samplers and the sale of the charts benefits the preservation and conservation of the samplers.
If you are ever in South Jersey, it is worth a stop.
Other Updates from the May Meeting --
Stitch-along This month complete the next 3 rows. Sali will be covering rows 7, 8 & 9 in June and Michelle will be covering rows 10, 11 & 12 in July. Several people have changed their thread or fabric color.
October Scissor Block At the October, 2013 meeting we will be getting ideas for decorating a scissor block, led by Natalie B. Blank scissor holders will be distributed at the meeting. The blocks are being made by Debi S. husband. At a meeting in 2014 we’ll bring our completed blocks in and vote for the Viewer’s Choice winner who will receive a pair of scissors that will fit in the block. For those interested in participating, money is being collected for the scissor holders. They are $5 each and you may reserve more than one. You don’t have to be present at the October meeting to participate. Final orders for the holders will be taken at the September guild meeting. You may also send your money to the DVHGS mailbox address, P.O. Box 1292, Hockessin, DE 19707-5292
Hunterdon County New Jersey Sampler Book The Society hosted a book signing on June 1 at the Deats Memorial Library, 114 Main Street in Flemington, NJ. The book is $25 per copy, with all proceeds to benefit the Society. A small exhibition of Hunterdon samplers pictured in the book was on display that day. You can order the book online $32 including postage. http://hunterdonhistory.org/hunterdon-needlework-book-update or call 908.782.1091 with any questions.Delaware Valley Historic Sampler Guild has no affiliation with the Hunterdon County New Jersey Sampler Book and provides the above as informational.