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Westtown Sampler Speaker
March 28, 2011, 10:08 pm
Filed under: ANG Main Line Stitchers Chapter

The Archivist from the Westtown School, is going to speak to our ANG Main Line Chapter about the Westtown samplers on April 11.  She’ll bring her own computer and projector for the presentation & use the wall to project as we did at our other presentations this year.

Westtown (just outside of West Chester, PA) opened in 1799. Plain sewing, samplers, pin cushions and other handiwork were done by girls until sewing class was eliminated from the curriculum in 1843. 
 
Here’s a link to the featured item of the month, a sampler by Mary Hill of Philadelphia who entered Westtown in August, 1799, at the age of 13 & a picture of 3 of their 9 needlework globes: http://www.westtown.edu/our_program/archives_featured.aspx
 
A brochure about their samplers: http://www.westtown.edu/data/files/Gallery/ArchivesDocumentsFileGallery/Sampler_Brochure.pdf
 
Lastly, to the school website: http://www.westtown.edu/
 

Contact us at: MainLineStitchersChapter@needlepoint.org for more information.


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