2015 - 2016
The year long project/projects will be determined soon. Once they are, information will be posted.
2014 - 2015
This year we will be stitching Snooty Parrots by Barbara Ana Designs
Our Yearlong Projects for this year are La-D-Da's Margaret Cottam and Blackbird Designs' Christmas Garden!!!!!! Pieces must be completed by the September 2013 meeting.
Jackie DuPlessis's "My Darning Basket" has been selected for the yearlong project this year. This project is one Jackie has designated as a piece she sells to a group as long as they have a designated teacher to guide the group through the stitching and finishing of this project. As you can see from the pictures it is adorable and created in greens and purples.
Jackie Rhoades will be our teacher for this project. To date our Jackie has not received her kit, but it is expected any day and she will have started stitching and will have the project ready for us to view at our September 2011 meeting. The cost of each “My Darning Basket” kit will be $65.00. If you purchased your kit at our May Meeting, you will receive it at the September meeting. We will make a second order for this kit at our September Meeting. Please join us in this fun project.
Last year we did our the yearlong project a little differently. We hope you enjoyed the change. We offered three options instead of one. The three projects require less time to stitch than Mary Wigham. Members were welcome to stitch one project, two projects or all three projects. The choice was yours.
The first piece was Jenny Bean’s Christmas Sampler from Theresa Venette of Shakespeare’s Peddler. Jenny is a fictitious character living in the 1800’s. Theresa has designed several pieces featuring Jenny Bean. We selected the Christmas Sampler which has a beautiful verse: “And had I but one penny, Thou shouldst have it to buy gingerbread.” An absolutely beautiful sampler!
Our second selection was “The Sampler Lady” designed by Diane Williams of Little House Needleworks. Delightfully designed the words “Needleworker, Threads, Needles, and Pins” are featured on the top and sides of the sampler. A darling woman stands proudly in her alphabet filled dress. Stitch the whole sampler or just stitch the woman – but stitch her in your likeness. Be a little creative with this design and enjoy yourself! Isn’t this a fantastic, creative, and clever idea! The idea belongs to Janice Wood, but I wish it was mine! Great thinking Janice!
The third option was “Sweet Signs of Spring” created by Belinda at Blue Ribbon Designs. Every memory you have of spring is tucked into this sampler; bunnies, birds, bees, butterflies, umbrellas, flowers, and new trees in bud…it is all there. A wonderful sampler that can be stitched as a sampler or if you prefer it can be stitched as “smalls.” Or even better, you can stitch it both ways!
Three creative options for you to select from and of course we continued working on our Mary Wigham Sampler through this year also. Stitch one or all three, the choice was yours and it will be great fun to see everyone’s choices and accomplishments.
The Mary Wigham Ackworth School Quaker sampler really made an impression on the stitching world. As the first Ackworth School sampler to have been stitched in multiple colors that alone would make it a significant sampler. However Jacqueline Holdsworth and Ackworth School offered this sampler as a free stitch along project. Stitchers from over 100 countries participated. The Sampler Guild of the Rockies made a $200.00 donation to Ackworth School to support their continued efforts to obtain samplers stitched by students and staff. The chart for stitching Mary Wigham was presented in nine parts complete with a color guide in DMC threads. As a gift to our members we created a package of the patterns for this sampler and made it our yearlong project for 2009-2010. We hope you enjoyed stitching this treasure.
Our Members stitch Mary Wigham