Thursday, October 13, 2016

October 2016 Meeting

 Business Meeting
We will be voting for Vice President/Program Chair and Treasurer at our November meeting. Stacy S. has agreed to run again for Vice President and Patrick B. will assist. Nancy F. has agreed to run for Treasurer. We will also take nominations from the floor. Thank you to the Nominating Committee (Lynn D., Robin T. and Ann S.) and those who are willing to take offices!

October Program 
Seems we had a bit of a mix up with our program for October but we were quick to recover and move on.  Our originally scheduled Button Program needed to be rescheduled to a future meeting and guild member Kathy R. was gracious enough to jump in at the last minute.  She brought  her wonderful Halloween collection to share. 

Just to give you some ideas of size......the first piece on the left in that back - a piece dedicated to Edgar Allen Poe - measures approximately 18 by 24.  

 She has an amazing collection and we all wonder how she will fit all of the items in her house! Kathy was a real champ for filling in at the last minute!   Thank you!

Upcoming Programs
November: Cynthia Steinhoff will give a presentation on antique samplers. Cynthia will discuss samplers in her collection from around the state of Pennsylvania. Examples range from Quaker samplers made in Chester County and near Pittsburgh to samplers made in small towns throughout the state. She will also bring a Delaware sampler that will be discussed in the upcoming book by Gloria Seaman Allen, “Delaware Discoveries”. Her samplers will be on view during the meeting.

Cynthia is the director of the Andrew G. Truxal Library at Anne Arundel Community College near Annapolis, where she has worked for 33 years. She is editor of “Delaware Discoveries” and also researched some of the samplers that are featured in the book. Cynthia, originally from the Pittsburgh area, graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania when it was still called Edinboro State College and earned a master of science degree in library science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a master of business administration degree from the University of Baltimore.

December: Our annual holiday exchange and luncheon. The guild will provide the wraps and paper goods and members are asked to bring a dessert or side dish to share. We will have a sign-up sheet next month. It’s not too early to get started on your exchange piece! It does not have to have a holiday theme, but should be some type of needlework accessory, preferably with a sampler theme.

January: We will review the results of the 2016 needlework challenge and members will share all of the cool needlework items they receive for Christmas.

February: Pat L. will give a presentation on her beautiful Japanese embroidery. Also, Patrick B. will tell us about the Shinto “Broken Needle” ceremony.

March: TBD

April: Betsy Morgan will be with us again for our meeting and will be teaching a project in the afternoon. Members will have the opportunity to make a tassel during the program that will be used for the scissor fob in the class project. If you are not going to take the class, we will let you know what supplies to bring and you can make a cord and tassel for use in one of your own projects.  The design will be modified slightly as it was created for the Louden Sampler Guild. Our design will feature a blue hen, a different flower, and blue fabric for the lining. We will start taking registrations in November and accept them until January. We will have the forms available at the meeting and will also send them with next month’s newsletter.  Details will also be added to our "Classes" tab above.


Fall of 2017: Lauren Sauer will be here to teach two samplers. This will be held on the weekend after our September meeting.
Upcoming Needlework Events
Winterthur will be holding a needlework symposium October 14 and 15, 2016. Registration is now open. Check their website for details to see what is still available.

Exhibit: The Instruction of Young Ladies—Arts from Private Girls’ Schools and Academies in Early America (September 24-December 31) at the Fenimore Art Museum (

Show and Tell
Members were encouraged to bring their own Halloween items.   It is always fun to see the variety of pieces and finishing.   And it was great to gush over the variety. We also got some great ideas for decorating and searching out new projects. Hands On Designs, Cricket Collection and Heartstring Samplary are some great sources for Halloween patterns. 
Stitched by Evalyn G.

Stitched by Jean T.

Stitched by Marnie B.

Stitched by Stacy S.

Stitched by Carolyn N.
Stitched by Carolyn N.

 Stitched by Deb S.

 Stitched by Ellen P.
Stitched by Ellen P.

And some non-Halloween Show 'n Tell

 Stitched by Stacy S.

Stitched by Stacy S.

Stitched by Caryl C.  Part of the Beatles Series.   Guess which song represents?

Stitched by Caryl C.

Stitched by Caryl C.

 A huge THANK YOU to our very competent and thorough Caryl C. who, as always emails a fabulous newsletter and also emailed me the photos since I missed this month's meeting.  
See everyone in November!

As always, please let me know of any edits....especially this month as I was absent from the meeting.