Catherine Theron’s Travel-Sized Quaker Sewing Roll
The members of TRSG have been very busy! As you may recall from earlier posts this year, we chose Catherine Theron’s Travel-Sized Quaker Sewing Roll as our 2014 Tudor Rose Sampler Guild Stitch-Along. Due to Ann W.’s very well organized stitching schedule and lovely incentive gifts from Marie Z, we had fantastic results.
2014 Tudor Rose Sampler Guild Christmas Ornament
During our October meeting, we also received our Annual Christmas Ornament Kits. This year, Gloria Moore of Milady’s Needle, who is also a member of TRSG, is allowing us to use a past design for our annual ornament. The twist that makes it special for this year is the little hornbooks that have been inscribed with TRSG 2014 on the back. These little ornaments will be a quick stitch that we will work on completing during our November 4, 2014 meeting.
Melanie D. Sanford Textile Preservation Services of Texas
We would like to extend a very large thank you to Melanie D. Sanford, the Chief Conservator and Principal of Textile Preservation Services of Texas, for joining us at our October TRSG Meeting. We hope that you will take a moment to look at her website and contact her if you have any projects that need preservation work or if you need information on appraisers who specialize in needlework. Melanie presented a very educational slide show and discussion on preservation efforts, which included proper handling and storage. Additionally, she spoke on the effects of pollution, temperature, humidity, insects, and light and how these can cause degradation to textile pieces. She also shared photos of her work pieces in which she has worked to preserve important textile pieces, including gowns worn by the First Ladies of Texas as well as a late 19th century quilt sewn by Emma Dewey Miller, a Dallas pioneer and is featured at the Dallas Heritage Village.
Show & Tell
That’s not all folks, our stitches have been busy on other projects – check out their work:
Mendie’s Brazilian Embroidery is absolutely beautiful.
I truly am in awe of Cyndi for stitching this piece on 40 ct. silk gauze.
This lovely blackwork piece was stitched for Joy C.
This is a wonderful reproduction sampler that Deanne got from the Haslemere Museum Shop in the United Kingdom and it is available as a downloadable pattern.
Stephanie did a wonderful job adapting this pattern for a 50th Wedding Anniversary gift.
This mini-stocking was designed by our very own member, Linda C., for a guild project.
Folks, this photograph only shows a small portion of this quilt! It is absolutely gorgeous. Well done, Mary.
Finishing on Shelly’s four pieces by Betty H.
Kim, I’m sensing a theme here. I love it! Finishing on Kim’s pieces by Betty H.
This piece designed for the TRSG February 2013 workshop with Paulette.
I love this beaded stork scissor fob.
This piece is stunning and plays lovely music too!
These designs were from the TRSG Stacy Nash Primitives workshop.
This piece is a companion to the Crowned Bird Sampler designed for the TRSG February 2013 workshop with Paulette.
Yes, the TRSG members have been very busy lately. Our next meeting will be on December 2, 2014, when we will have our annual Christmas Party and Ornament Exchange. The meeting will be in our normal location at Presbyterian Mission Center, 6100 Colwell Boulevard, Irving, Texas. If you would like to join us, drop us an e-mail through the button above and TRSG Board Member will be in touch with you about how to get through the door.
The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.Ralph Waldo Emerson