Yesterday's lecture with the Hubers was wonderful. They are charming and knowledgeable and I believe we all had a tremendously great time. They did a slide show presentation that was an overview of samplers that included many personal anecdotes including one imitation of Betty Ring by Carol.
They concluded the lecture by offering an appraisal of samplers brought by members. I certainly am better educated this morning if I ever dare to purchase an antique sampler.
These photos are just a smattering of what they brought to share with us. I've always been a sucker for red on white. Striking, isn't it?
Detail of a border on one of the unframed samplers. Nothing like Queen stitch for an entire border of a fairly large sampler.
Below is one of the pieces that is English in origin. Very, very pretty.
Couldn't get great photos of everything due to overhead lighting. I love the detail on the house in this one. And of course, the willow tree.
This is my favorite piece of all the ones they brought. Price tag on it is $145,000. Though Stephen maintains that is woefully underpriced as another sampler from this school has sold for $300,000.
Lastly, an updated photo of Stars. This is Marilyn and she's totally finished now and looks like wow!