In my part of the world we say you are a fool if your passion for a pursuit overcomes all practical sense. I am a stitching fool, and I stitch foolishness.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Carolina Sampler Guild

Tonight I had the pleasure of spending time with the other board members of the Carolina Sampler Guild, as we look forward to our new year together.  We talked and laughed and planned--just as we do in our regular meetings.

This is a very special group of sampler lovers, as members of all sampler guilds are.  Some of us love the 17th century, with its over-the-top materials and elaborate stitches.  Some of us love the simplicity and naive joy of schoolgirl samplers.  Some of us spend our time stitching smalls, others of us become involved with large and long-term projects, and some of us do both.  We have members who are collectors, we have members who are stitchers, and we have members who are both.  Some of us travel long distances to take classes, others of us are happy with our projects at home. Whatever our inclinations, we have found a home with like-minded people.

So, if you're ever in Charlotte, NC, on the first Wednesday of the month (September through April--we take December off and have our end-of-year social in May) please join us.  We'll be happy to have you.



  1. It's a date ... if ever we are in the area. Sounds like a fantastic group!

  2. Ann, You're off to a great start with the blogging. Keep up the good work.

    I have a piece that you might have. Pam Darney's design that she created for the Carolina Sampler Guild. I bought the last kit she had of it two years ago. I have just barely started it and am turning it into a homage to my school as I obviously have no connection to your guild. (Though I am a member of the Loudoun Guild.)

  3. Hi, Donna,

    I love reading the Loudoun Guild's blog--hope we can do something like that for Carolinas--and, no, I didn't take Pam's class when she taught it--but I've seen many, many of them finished--it's so very pretty!

  4. Is this guild still active?

    1. It is still active. However, the next meeting will be the May social, then the guild takes the summer off. They'll be back in September.