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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!


  • January 2018 Meeting Photos

    Here are the photos from our January 2018 meeting. Members brought projects from past LMSG workshops 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.

  • Elizabeth 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 Elizabeth 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

Lynn’s Lovely Valentine Tin


Sunday February 11, 2018
Time: 1:30-3:30
Location: Wheaton Community Center

At our February meeting we will exchange Valentines. If you signed up at the January meeting, you will receive your Valentine pincushion kit created by Lynn McVey. Click on the picture for a larger image.
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Eggciting Easter Egg Contest

Sunday March 18, 2018
Time: 1:30-3:30

Location: Barrington, Library

At our March meeting, please join us for an eggciting meeting where we will display and vote on finished eggs entered in our Easter egg contest. Unfinished eggs will be available at the January and February meetings.

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