Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Annual Christmas Party

The annual Christmas party was held last Saturday at Elizabeth's home.
Thank you for hosting Elizabeth. It always puts me in the Christmas spirit when I see all of your beautiful needlework and holiday decorations.
We had an amazing brunch. Thank you everyone for the contributions.
Those who could not attend were missed.
There was some show and tell.
A wonderful design for the group by Louise of Cerished Stitches.

Happy Holidays and all the best in 2016!


Stay tuned for a post about our 2016 plans.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Important Southern Samplers up for auction

Hello everyone!  Thought I'd share a link to the catalog for an upcoming auction by Jeffrey S Evans.  The auction is next weekend, and includes several very pretty southern samplers.  If you search the catalog for "sampler," you will get 40 results.  Enjoy!

Sampler Auction

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Catalog Available

Thea catalog for the Industry & Virtue Joined exhibit at the Saco Museum is now available.
I was fortunate enough to visit the exhibit earlier this year and it was amazing.
The Museum also has a catalog available for a sampler exhibit that they has a couple of years ago. The catalogs are very reasonable. You can  click HERE to order copies.



Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Asheboro Female Academy

Below is a link to an article in the Asheboro Courier-Tribune about the effort to save the Asheboro Female Academy building.


Thursday, June 18, 2015

August Meeting

Hello everyone!  Our next guild meeting will be here before you know it!  Make sure to mark your calendar now so that you don't forget it.

When: Saturday, August 8, at 10:00 am
Where: Kathleen Clay Edwards Branch of the Greensboro Library, 1420 Price Park Drive, same meeting room as we usually meet in.

The Agenda:
1- Annual Yardsale... Bring your unwanted patterns or stitching supplies.  Bring plenty of dollar bills!  As in the past, we will use the proceeds to help fund future education programs for the guild.
2- Business Meeting... we'll be discussing next year's meeting dates and plans.
3- Program... What do Indiana Jones and Plymouth Rock have to do with early 19th century female education in Fayetteville, North Carolina?  Robin Patrick will give an answer to that question in a brief presentation of her ongoing research on Fayetteville female schools and teachers.

I hope to see most, if not all, of you in August!

Friday, June 12, 2015


Hi everybody!  We've had too many people who were not able to go at the last minute, and not enough people able to go.  The trip to Hope Plantation tomorrow is canceled.  Hopefully we will be able to reschedule for a time that works better for more people in the group since I know so many of you wanted to go but just couldn't on this particular weekend.  Have a great weekend, whatever you're up to!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

June Meeting

Hi everybody!  You should have received an email from me a few weeks ago about the trip to Hope Plantation.  If not, please comment here or send me an email so that I can make sure you get any messages I send out in the future.

Our June meeting is fast approaching.  This month we will be taking a road trip to Hope Plantation in Windsor, NC.  I'm sure many of you remember Robin L mentioned this plantation a few months ago.  They have a collection of samplers made in here North Carolina.  All of them are quite charming, and some of them are just stunning.

The details: we will be meeting at Hope Plantation at approximately 12noon on Saturday, June 13.  Bring a picnic lunch and we will enjoy a lovely al fresco meal on the plantation grounds.  I will provide a chocolate dessert. :)  Afterwards, we will enjoy a tour of the houses at the plantation, and, of course, enjoy an up close look at the samplers, which our host has generously agreed to bring out for our inspection.  The cost is a mere $6, plus food and gas.  Afterwards, we have the option of heading back to Greensboro, or heading on to Edenton to take a look at the historic buildings in the town and maybe spy another sampler.

So far, we only have a small group of seven going.  If anyone else is interested, we'd love to have you join us! Regardless, I hope you all have a wonderful, stitch-filled month!