April 2015 Seminar
A April 2014 Seminar
Amy Mitten will be our seminar teacher next spring, April 11-13, 2014. She will doing a two day mystery story and sampler. I have the interest sheets from a year ago, but since we have so many new members, feel we should start over soliciting members' opinions as to which sampler we should tackle. To that end, I will have interest sheets with pictures and info about potential pieces at several meetings this spring. May I emphasize one thing - please vote for a piece that YOU will actually sign up for! We want a decision about the piece we stitch to be made by folks who will be participating. Don't vote if you don't think there's a real good chance you'll participate. You can check out her work ahead of time at www.amymitten.com.
Amy Mitten will be our seminar teacher next spring, April 11-13, 2014. She will doing a two day mystery story, Ten and sampler, A Thread of Connection.
April 2013 Seminar
April 2012 Seminar
Jackie Du Plessis will be teaching our 2012 workshop. You can see her teaching pieces on her website, It's Finally Finished. We are looking forward to having Jackie visit the Sampler Guild of the Rockies. The Seminar will take place on April 13-15 , 2012.
Our first class will be held on Friday, April 13, and the project is the Briar Rose Folded Etui. This piece is stitched over one on 32 count linen and will be pre-stitched. This is a half day class and it will be scheduled late afternoon/evening so our working members are able to attend. Exact time is still to be determined. Dinner will be provided. The price for this class is $110 (includes cost of dinner and if you don’t want dinner, deduct $5). Interested participants must sign up and pay at least half of the price by the November meeting. The remaining half must be paid by the February meeting.
The second class will be held on Saturday, April 14 and the project is Buttons a Bounty Button Box. This piece doesn’t require any pre-stitching. The box is constructed in class and the cover will be stitched and attached afterwards. This is a full day class and we will have box lunches for the participants. The price for this class is $140 (includes a fee for lunch box and if you don’t want lunch, deduct $10). You must sign up and pay the full amount for this class by the February meeting.
Sunday will be a normal attendance day for all members, and our plans for that day are still being worked out with Jackie DuPlessis.
April 2011 Seminar
In April, Catherine Theron taught two workshops for the the guild's annual seminar, Quaker Sewing Case and Quaker Ruler case. Sunday's project, Quaker Ruler Case, was a finishing class. Catherine also taught an 'auxiliary' one day class, Peaceable Kingdom, on Friday, April 8, 2011.
April 2010 Seminar
In April Amy Finkel came and gave a series of lectures to the Sampler Guild. After graduating from Syracuse University, Amy joined her father in the firm of M. Finkel and Daughter – leading dealers in the field of schoolgirl samplers from the 18th and19th centuries for the past 25 years. She engages in a great deal of research so that many of the samplers sold are accompanied by a file of information. Amy has worked closely with museums throughout the country including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Winterthur, Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Colonial Williamsburg.
Connoisseurship of American Schoolgirl Samplers: Amy showed many images and discussed a range of very outstanding samplers that have passed through her “custodianship” over the years – making comparisons within groups and types of samplers.
Friend of Faux: A Conversation Regarding Authenticity and Learning About AntiqueSchoolgirl Samplers: As antique samplers have become increasingly sought after and become more valuable, issues such as fraud, re-coloring, re-stitching, misattribution and incorrect genealogical research become more important and were examined.
Looking at the World of Samplers: 18thand 19thCentury Samplers from the British Isles and Continental Europe: We looked at and discussed samplers made in England, Scotland, France, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands – even India and Africa.
Past Seminars and Workshops
Betsy Morgan, Willing Hands
Carolyn Standing Webb, Carolina House Designs
Ewe & Eye & Friends
Jane Timmers, Fancy Work
Joanne Harvey, The Examplarery
Nan Tyson Euler