Between October 5 - 18, Whitney Antiques
are holding their annual sampler exhibition. As I am on their mailing list, I received the above leaflet from them and I was excited to see that the theme for this year is "Friends: A Common Thread - Samplers with a Quaker connection". Usually at this time of the year we are in Sarasota on vacation but this year we will be able to go the exhibit and I am quite excited at the prospect.
The leaflet says: "In this our annual exhibition of sampler we have set out to explore the far reaching influence of Quaker teaching on school girl needlework. Included in the exhibition are samplers from well known English Quaker schools such as Ackworth, York School and Milverton, as well as those worked under anonymous Quaker tuition. Amongst a number of examples of American Quaker needlework on display will be a particularly rare globe worked at Westtown School, Chester County, Pennsylvania.
For the first time in one of our exhibitions we are delighted to welcome Carol Humphrey as guest curator and author of the catalogue. Carol Humphrey is honoury keeper of textiles at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge and author of the definitive book 'Quaker School Girl Samplers from Ackworth'."
I don't suppose I will be allowed to photograph any of the samplers but I will take my camera along just in case.
On the stitching front, I was planning of having a 'finishing day' today but the sun made an appearance and, ever one to make the most of a sunny day, after my household chores were done, I headed out into the garden to read.
I have been asked to work next week and part of the following week but I will hopefully post and stitch at some time during this period. I really need to put together my package for the HOE
Halloween exchange as the deadline for mailing is fast approaching.
Thanks for visiting
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