Saturday, October 8, 2016

Sampler Talk October 9, New Jersey

The wonderful Dan & Marty Campanelli, collectors and historians of American samplers will be speaking at the Old Bridge Public Library on October 9th from 1-2pm.  Old Bridge, NJ is south of Newark and NYC.

They are known for their collection of New Jersey samplers and were the curators of a show two years ago that I visited and was blown away by the wonderful samplers.  The talk description:

Please join us as authors and curators Dan & Marty Campanelli speak on their work collecting historic needlework samplers from throughout the state. This visual presentation will cover beautiful and varied schoolgirl embroidery — from the Quaker-dominated designs of Burlington County to the “collared deer” of Hunterdon, to the checkerboard houses of Somerset, to the Greek revival landscapes of Warren County, to the intricate floral vine pieces from Eleanor T. Stephens’ Monmouth school, and more. Motifs, teachers, and schools will also be discussed, along with personal stories of several of the stitchers.
In addition, a small selection of New Jersey samplers will be on display. Attendees who own a pre-1850 New Jersey sampler are encouraged to bring it along for a “show and tell” after the lecture.
If you are in the area, it might be a lovely thing to do tomorrow!

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