2020-2021 Presentations

September 21, 2020

Medieval Coiling Vines Silk Ribbon Embroidery

Presentation by Cathy Grafton

Speaker and teacher of silk ribbon embroidery, Cathy introduced us to Medieval silk ribbon embroidery.  She shared examples of coiling vines, done on banding when visiting us last November. Cathy spoke about the ways that Medieval silk ribbon embroidery was used in the clothing of the time.  She also spoke about and shared insights into the Bayou tapestry.

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October 19, 2020

Quilting Through My Life

Presentation by Coleen Walters

Coleen Walters, a Guild member, presented a slide show of quilts that have been a part of her life since she was young.  Many of these quilts contained extensive embroidery. What a lovely walk through her world of quilts this presentation was.

November 16, 2020

Ribbon Ladies

Presentation by Libby Sturdy

Our special Libby Sturdy presented a lecture about Ribbon Ladies which was a popular hobby in the 1930's - 40's.  She accompanied this with a slide show of her vast collection of ribbon ladies.  What an eye opening presentation this was!

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January 18, 2021

A Sampler Journey

Presentation by Cindy Vander Woude

Another Guild member, Cindy, shared the many samplers she has stitched over the years.  She shared some of the history behind many of these.  How inspiring her slide show was!

February 15, 2021

Watermelon Placemats Binding

Presentation by Marilyn Montgomery

Our own talented Marilyn will start us on a project of watermelon placemats and napkins. Marilyn will get us started on this project which we will finish during our group Sew In during May.

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March 15, 2021

The Fine Art of Blackwork

Nancy Knopf

Nancy Knopf, another esteemed Guild, member, has agreed to step in after our planned artisan was unable to come.  She has extensive training in the art of blackwork and she will share her knowledge about, and the history of, blackwork as well as some of her completed works with us.

April 19, 2021

Reveal of  Programs for 2021-2022

Presented by our 2nd VPs

Our 2nd VPs have been working hard on arranging for our presentations and workshops for the coming year, 2021-2022.  They will share the plans for our programs with a slide show.

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May 3, 2021

Field Trip to Nancy's Home

Presentation by Nancy Sturgeon

Nancy is so excited to show us her
treasures. She has two walls full of
historic samplers and fun antique quilts
and a home filled with many
handstitched items. We plan to finish
this enriching tour with box lunches in
her home. Unfortunately, due to Covid, we have postponed this activity to next year's agenda.