Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone! I hope you enjoyed a wonderful holiday season with your family.

I have finally updated the newsletter page at my website at:
I appologize for the delay, but I had problems with the web host and life became very hectic.

I wanted to clear up any confusion on our thread collections. We will still be producing the Quaker Cotton Collection and our newer Silk Collection. I have had to cut back to allow for more time to design, and to work on obtaining my PhD. I am hoping to do my disseration on Needlework history, since reproduction samplers are my true love. Once the Original Cotton Line stock is gone, we will not be replacing the stock. If there is a color you need for your stash, please contact your LNS to obtain it. A few of the original line colors are gone, but I am sure we can find you a comparable substitute from our other colors.

I recently returned from the Ackworth Event hosted by Jacqueline Holdsworth. Jacqueline showed us all a very good time! It was so much fun to stay in the dorms where Quaker children had been schooled. We were treated to many great classes, and lectures. If you ever get the opportunity to go, it is a once in a lifetime experience. At the event we released a limited edition ruler/silk thread pack. I still have a few left, if you are interested, please email me. Due to the limited nature and quantities, we are not able to sell them through your LNS.

I have recently written an article on "orphan samplers" which is in January's issue of The Gift of Stitching Magazine. If you haven't had the opportunity to subscribe to this magazine, and are interested, you can go to our home page and click on the GOS magazine link on the lower left-hand side of the page. The editor, Kirsten Edwards, does a very nice job.

We are busily getting ready for the Nashville Tradeshow in February. We will be releasing some new silk colors, along with a new designing ladies project, and a 1829 Sampler Reproduction.
Please contact your LNS.

Remember, always take time to stitch.



mainely stitching said...

I absolutely LOVE the article on orphan samplers in this month's TGOSM. It blew me away. Great job!!

Olde Willow Stitchery said...

Thaks so much for your comment. Look for more articles on sampler in future issues.