Saturday, June 9, 2018

June 2018 Meeting

We had very sparse attendance today at our monthly meeting due to the Delaware Sampler Symposium at the Biggs Museum in Dover, DE today.  The symposium is celebrating the release of the newest release by Gloria Seaman Allen and Cynthia Steinhoff on Delaware samplers.  Over 100 of the museum's featured exhibits are illustrated within the publication.

The day includes guest lectures by Linda Eaton (curator of Winterthur Museum), Susi Slocum (Fruit and Flowers Samplers of Delaware), Cynthia Steinhof (A Tale  of Two Cities - Needlework Teacher Deborah Hicks Mundal and A Sampler Tour of Sussex County), Lynne Anderson (In Wonder, Love and Praise - The Quaker Spirit and Southern Boarding School Samplers), Mary Brooks (Schoolgirl Needlework:  Quaker Connections Near and Far), Sheryl DeJon (The Delaware Orphans Court Records),  as well as lunch and a book signing.  

It's no wonder it was a ghost town at our monthly meeting.   We are looking forward to hearing about the experience from those who attended.

For those who did attend this month's meeting, the following announcements were made:
  • Stitching Challenge - Patrick passed the binder around for those present to document their starts and finishes.
  • July Meeting - Member Pat Y. will share her collection of stitched angels.  Members should bring any stitch angels they have to the meeting.   There will be a small project offered.
  • August Meeting - Annual Stash Redistribution Meeting - Bring you items you will be sell.   Please remember you can offer a percentage of your sales to the Conservation Fund.  Also, there is opportunity if you truly don't want to take this items home again, they can be collected and packaged to be delivered to Fireside Stitchery for sale on eBay.
  • September - Liz C. will teach us peyote beading.   There will be a small class fee.
  • October - Members Francine and Marni will share their marc-lite wear collections.
  • November - TBD
  • December - Annual Holiday Party
Reminder to follow our own members Deb E. and Liz C. on YouTube under the name of Country Stitchers.   They upload a new episode every Thursday.  I've added a link here and on our side-bar.

XXXXXXXX Important Annoucement XXXXXXX
Our meeting location will be changed for the rest of the year due to ongoing renovations at Cokesbury.   Please pay attention to the announcements in your newsletter and notices from Caryl C. as we will not always be in the same location.

July - DuPont Pavilion (where we were when Patty Yergey was our guest speakers)
August - DuPont Pavillion 
September - DuPont Pavillion 
October - Atrium Room on the third floor
November - Atrium Room on the third floor
December - DuPont Pavillion 

Show 'n Tell

The first two samplers were family samplers given to Jean T.   She charted and has stitched each.

Two more from Jean T.    The first is the from our goodie bag from the April Retreat at Salty Yarns.  The second is a class piece stitched by Jean.

 The puppers was stitched by Patrick B.    So cute!

This t-shirt was also stitched by Patrick B.

Last but not least, this was stitched, laced and framed by Lisa B.

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