Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Our square for the MAR regional banner

Thanks to Catherine Jordan for the bargello design and lettering and hand. And thanks to the members who stitched on our square. Hope those of you who go to the region seminar in Virginia Beach or the National seminar remember to take a photo of the whole banner.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Spring in Williamsburg - for Stitchers

Even stitchers who aren't chapter members may be intersted in some of the projects, programs and news items from our chapter newsletter, The Guilded Thread.

Here is something from the March 2008 issue:

Our Favorite Things

Spring in Williamsburg.
My thoughts always turn to Colonial Williamsburg in the spring and this year there is more than just the gardens to lure me down the highway. The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum is showing the exhibit American Schoolgirl Needlework: Records of Virtue, an exploration of the art of samplers. There are many wonderful items in the Colonial Williamsburg textile collection and I always love studying the stitches in all the wonderful clothing and embroideries. Also in the textile area are two exhibits at the recently opened addition to the Arts Museum, the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. Flowers, Birds, and Baskets: Pattern in 19th century Bed Coverings displays some wonderful quilts, and In Memoriam: Mourning Art in Early America includes some 19th century mourning embroideries. What a wonderful way to spend the day. Don’t forget lunch in the garden behind the King’s Arms Tavern if the weather is nice