Our May Meeting was in person as well as on Zoom.
VP Stacy S. ran the meeting.
New members in attendance were welcomed and shared their stitching story with us.
Treasurer’s Report was given with the balances in the General Fund as well as in the Conservation Fund provided.
Conservation Committee - The Committee is tying up the loose ends on the dedication at the Salem County Historic Society.
A Gift Card was presented to Evalyn G. for the work her and her husband do with hosting the Zoom meetings.
Stacy reviewed upcoming programs -
- June - Kim Young of Sassy Jack’s will join us by Zoom to discuss Bristol Samplers. She will be sending a pdf pattern in advance of the meeting
- July - Linda Stolz of Erica Michael’s Designs will lead a discussion on samplers and a tour of her studio and collection
- August - Jennifer Richardson of Violets & Verses with share her knowledge of Shaker Villages and will discuss an 1847 Shaker Sampler. The Sampler and supplies will be offered at a discount from Salty Yarns. More information will follow.
- September - Michelle of Michelle Ink Designs will conduct a workshop using reclaimed high quality silver to mold into charms, needle minders or strawberry toppers
- October - Garage Sale - bring in your unwanted stash to sell, trade, donate.
- Fall Retreat in Ocean City, MD will be the weekend of November 10-11-12.
- November - Janis Note of Noteworthy Needle will be teaching a Thimble Box designed specially for DVHSG. More information and an order form will follow in a future Newsletter
- December - Our Annual Holiday Brunch will take place. Members are encouraged to stitch a sampler themed small with their initials and Guild initials as an exchange piece. Participation in optional and you don’t need to have an exchange piece to come and enjoy the meeting.
- January - The Designer of the Year pieces will be shared. We hope that Paulette of Plum Street will be able to join us. We will also share any needlework related holiday gifts we received
- February - The SAL of the Hummingbird Sampler from Samplers Not Forgotten will be launched. The SAL will last a year and a schedule for monthly goals will be shared. More information will follow for sign-ups and cost.
- March - TBD
- April - Jackie de Plessis will be teaching a sampler to the Guild. More information will follow
Elizabeth Shockley has been charted by Patty Yergey. This is a marking sampler from Georgetown, Sussex County, Delaware. She was the daughter of a watchmaker and a brother who served as Governor of Delaware.
Dorcas Bolden 1807 Sampler, charted by Patty Yergey. It is an alphabet sampler with a variation of the The Universal Prayer by Alexander Pope. There are variations in the spelling of Bolden/Boldin/Boldan so it is difficult to track the lineage of Dorcas. The closet match geographically has us assume the she stitched this piece at 21 years of age. She was married to Richard Boldin in 1808 and may be connected to Poplar Hill in the Pencader Hundred.
Lydia Wharton, 1821, charted by Patty Yergey. Lydia was from Sussex County, Delaware. Her marking sampler has fifteen bands and has been stitched in cross stitch over one and over two. Queen stitch, Algerian eyes, double backstitch and rice stitch She included her family initials. The Wharton’s came to Sussex County in the 1600’s. Lydia was married to Robert Houston in 1831. They had 9 children. The Houston family has always been a family involved in civic and community affairs.
There was a brief question and answer period with Cynthia. Patty Yergey had a brief discussion as well as a fabulous trunk show for our shopping desires. Much knowledge was shared by both of these lovely women.