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.