Sunday, September 8, 2013

August Meeting Updates

Scissors Block  The program committee is taking orders for the scissors block project.   (sorry, I don't have a photo)  Sign-up and the $5 is due by the September monthly meeting.

Class  Registration for the Catherine Theron Class has closed.

Delaware Symposium  New dates for the Delaware Symposium are March 21, 22, and 23, 2014.   The symposium is scheduled to be held at the Biggs Museum in Dover, DE and will include an exhibit and an exhibit catalog.

New Jersey Sampler ID Day  There will be a discover day at the Morvin Museum & Garden, in Princeton, NJ,  on October 19, 2013.  You can take your sampler to the Morven Museum  from noon to 4pm.  For more info, see the website:   Samplers stitched before 1860 or stitched by Jersey stitchers will be cataloged and will be part of an exhibit opening in October 2014.    

September Program   Linda Eaton, Senior Curator of Textiles at Winterthur Museum will be giving a talk about The Material Culture of Needlework.  The meeting will be held in the media room at Cokesbury.  This is on the same floor as our regular meeting room.  When you get out of the elevator go to the right.  The hall will divide, please take the left fork.  The media room is the second door on the right.

Yearly Donation   Each year DVHSG gives a donation of $500 to a fund related to samplers.  The 2012 donation was overlooked and the guild voted to donate to the Delaware Historical Society for the conservation of samplers in its collection.  If you have a suggestion for our 2013 donation please send it to  by September 30th.  We will vote at our October meeting.

Fall Retreat   Our fall retreat will be held Oct. 4 to 6 at the Lankford Hotel in Ocean City MD.  The cost includes a welcome wine and hors d’oeuvres party Friday night and a continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday.  The cost is $130 for the weekend, $10 per night extra for a single room, and a $50 deposit is required by September 1. You can mail it to Stacy Stinson at 13 Stearrett Drive, Newark DE 19702.  Stacy will be handling all the arrangements.  The registration form is attached to this email.

New Sampler Book   A Stitch in Time--The Needlework of Aging Women by Aimee E. Newell is to be published in January 2014.  It will be 312 pages and contain 83 photographs.  It is available for pre order at   Ms. Newell’s dissertation with the same name can be read at

The Brooklyn Museum   has an exhibit entitled “Workt by Hand”  Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts showing until September 15, 2013.  After that the exhibit will travel to Washington D.C. to the National Museum of Women in the Arts from December 20, 2013 to April 27 2014.

Winterthur Museum Exhibit   The Costumes of Downton Abbey will be on display at Winterthur March 1, 2014 to January 4, 2015.