Location: Patton House
Teacher: Linda Eaton
The title of Linda Eaton’s lecture is “Highlights of the Winterthur Needlework Collection”
and she will conduct a one and a half hour conservation clinic. Each member may bring
up to three items for Linda to consider. All members will benefit from her insights
into issues of conservation. Linda brings scholarship, knowledge and enthusiasm
to her presentation of a slide show and lecture . Linda was a key speaker at the Winterthur
Museum symposium last fall and at several other venues since. Free to members,
$20 for non-members.
Kathy Bourne began the meeting with a few announcements about the upcoming schedule.
Amy Keaton told us about a special project being done by the National Society of Colonial
Dames to create an inventory of American Needlework. If you have a piece that
you would be willing to list in the inventory, fill out the form and submit it. Forms
will be available online in the near future.
Kathy introduced Linda Eaton, Curator of Textiles at the Winterthur Museum. Linda
Linda told us about the needle work and also about the history of the collection itself.
Linda showed samplers made over several generations by women who were members of the
Linda encouraged us to not just look at the sampler itself. She said to look at the
Hope to see you in the stitch in and tag sale in July!