Saturday, January 7, 2023

December 2023

We were welcomed to our Annual Holiday Meeting.

The 2023 Challenge was announced.   Participants should choose 5 projects from their stash.   They can be UFO's/WIP's/or new projects.   Number them 1 to 5.   Each month a number will be pulled and the number will coincide with the project you should focus on during the month.   You don't have to be exclusive to the project chosen, just add your main focus to it.  

Upcoming programs -

January Meeting - Zoom - Tanya of The Scarlett House will be part of our Zoom Meeting.   Part of her talk will be sharing her collection of samplers with us.   If you have a particular sampler that Tanya owns, please let Linda know prior to the next meeting so she can alert Tanya.

February - Zoom - Participants in the Garden of Stitches 2022 SAL will share their progress and finishes.  

March - 

April - Live - Theresa Baird of Heart's Ease Essamplaire will teach members the SPIRAL TRELLIS stitch.   She will have a small project available for purchase (optional) that uses the spiral trellis.  Please bring any of your finished pieces that are Theresa's designs.

May  -  Live - Patty Yergey and Cynthia Steinhoff will discuss three Delaware samplers.   One from each of the three counties in Delaware.

June - Zoom

July - Zoom

August - Zoom - Discussion on Shaker Samplers by Jennifer Richardson of Violet & Verses.

September - Live - We will do silver work with Michelle of Michelle Ink.  Each participant will receive an amount of silver 'putty' that will be enough to create 2 or 3 strawberry toppers, or 3 or 4 charms, etc.   Michelle will provide the materials, molds and instructions.   Once molded, Michelle will take the pieces back to be fired, polished and they will be shipped directly to the class participant.  The cost to be determined. 

October -

November -

December - Holiday Luncheon and Smalls Exchange

The guild has three charts from the Anniversary Event available.   Please let Stacy know if you would like to purchase one of the three charts.

2023 Designer of the Year - Members were given a list of 5 different designers to choose from.   Members votes for PLUM STREET SAMPLERS as the 2023 Designer of the Year.   

Conservation - It has been approved to pay for the conservation of the Sara Thompson Sampler housed at the Salem County Historical Society in Salem NJ.   This sampler restoration is being done in memory of Patty Hyrnecko.

Member Kathy R. shared an Exhibition Book on samplers she had recently purchased   The book is available on The Scarlett Letter website.

Holiday Exchange
As always, there was a wonderful variety of smalls in the exchange.

Even the Zoom participants were able to show and share their gifts.

A great variety of some beautiful gifts to and from the participants.


Jane G. shared her collection of needlepoint Santa's

Lynn D.'s ornaments

Ann S.'s Regal Bee

Ann S.'s

Sampler stitched by Marnie B.

Jeannette Douglas Designs Year of Monthly Bouquets by Marnie B.

Sampler stitched by Marnie B.

Pin Ball by Patrick B.

Stitched by Ann S.'s where she listed the names of all the places she lived when growing up.

Baby It's Cold Outside by Stacy S.

Ann S.'s work

Stitched by Carla for her grandson
Stitched by Ann S.

Next meeting - 10 a.m. - January 14 - Zoom Meeting

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