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Lake Michigan Sampler Guild!

This is a very special year for the Lake Michigan Sampler Guild. We’re celebrating our 20th anniversary! There will be special programs, projects and surprises all year long, so make sure you add our 2018 meetings to your calendar.

The Lake Michigan Sampler Guild is a non-profit organization of enthusiastic needlework lovers. If you like antique needlework, want to learn more about samplers or love to stitch, then join the Lake Michigan Sampler Guild! We invite you to be a guest at our next meeting held at the Community Center in Wheaton, IL. Come and meet others who share your love of stitching and samplers!


  • Friendship Sampler Progress

    IMG_6017Are you stitching the Friendship Sampler from the Scarlet Letter? See the progress some of our members have made.

  • March 2018 Meeting Photos

    IMG_5997Here are the photos from our March 2018 meeting. We had 6 eggs entered in the Easter Egg contest. We voted and the top three got prize baskets. Members brought samplers related to Easter, eggs and spring for show and tell.

  • 20th Anniversary Sampler “Friendship”

    This Friendship Sampler was designed especially for the Lake Michigan Sampler Guild by Marsha Parker of The Scarlet Letter. It is an appropriate 20th Anniversary memento and a tribute to the friendships formed by and between our members.

  • Ann Bignold Workshop – Margriet Hogue

    Sunday, August 26, 2018
    Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

    Location: Wheaton Community Center (not confirmed)

    On Sunday August 26th Margriet will present a half-day workshop for the Ann Bignold sampler.  A photo of the original sampler is to the right.

  • Mary Aiken Workshop – Margriet Hogue

    Saturday, August 25, 2018
    Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Location: Wheaton Community Center (not confirmed)

    On Saturday August 25th Margriet will be presenting a full day workshop for the Mary Aiken sampler, including a PowerPoint presentation on the history of Rhode Island samplers.  The PowerPoint presentation will be scheduled for 1 p.m. and all members are welcome even if they are not attending the class.  A photo of the original sampler is on the right.

New in the gallery:

Upcoming Programs

A Tisket A Tasket – What’s in your Guild Picnic Basket?!

Sunday July 15, 2018
Time: 12:00 Noon 

Location: Home of Mary Ann Anderson

We’re having a picnic! Hope you can join us for food and fun! Husbands are invited too, since they had such a good time at the Christmas party. Bring along your LMSG 20th Anniversary Friendship sampler and show everyone your progress.

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