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Announcing - two new releases from Queenstown Sampler Designs!

 Just in time for your summer fun.

Both are reproductions of European samplers.  You have your choice of a large, grand sampler or petite one.  They both stitch up quickly.  Please contact your favorite needlework shop to order.


1800 TC SC
1800 TC SC  Internet

This small, charming sampler was most likely made in Italy.  She might be modest, but she was embroidered with exquisite care.  The Chris-cross begins and ends the alphabet rows.  A young lady, (I have been calling her Tazia; one who is reborn) appears in her Sunday dress and hat.  IHS is ancient Greek for Jesus and the crown represents God the Almighty.  The initials SC might represent the teacher or a parent.   There are flowers, dogs, birds, dragonflies and a handsome rooster!  All this surrounded by a humble checkered border.



AR 1879
AR 1879

AR 1879 was embroidered in Europe, most likely in a Catholic convent school in Italy. The church motif is found on numerous Italian samplers.   Red samplers are joyful.  Add blue and it is perfection!  The distinctive striped tiger caught my attention at first.  Dogs, birds, and a smaller cat reside on the sampler.  The Chris-cross begins each alphabet row.   The Arma Christi, or Instruments of the Passion are portrayed including Veronica’s Veil.    A charming checkered cartouche surrounds the maker’s initials and date.  There are a multitude of similar samplers in Italian museum collections, along with museums in Belgium, Spain and the United States of America.



Update 2017 Nashville

Surprise! 

Queenstown Sampler Designs will have one more design ready in time for 2017 Nashville!

We were able to polish off another reproduction sampler with many thanks to our fabulous Sherri at

Total Framing, in Fairfax, VA.  She was able to get our model mounted and framed in less than a week.

German Saxon 1737

German 

 A reproduction of a German sampler held in a private collection
Any level
36 Count Lakeside Linens, color Bisque
Stitched in Needlepoint Inc. Silk floss
Stitch count = 415 high x 201 wide
Design area:  23.05” high x 11.17” wide


2017 Nashville
2017models

Presenting -  Five incredible sampler reproductions for you!

Shop owners – please visit us in Room 425.

We will be shipping the automatic orders out prior to traveling to the trade show.

 Please support your favorite needlework shop by pre- ordering our new releases from them.

Immediately after Nashville, our models will be displayed at Ellen Meyers delightful shop - In Stitches, located in Alexandria, Virginia.

http://www.institchesneedlework.com/

We hope you stop by to see our Five new models while visiting the Woodlawn Needlework Show, which runs through the month of March.

http://www.woodlawnpopeleighey.org/visitneedlework/


Mary Ann Pearson 18938

 Mary Ann Pearson
 
A reproduction of an English sampler held in the QSD collection
Any level
36 Count Lakeside Linens, color Bisque
Stitched in DMC cotton floss
Stitch count = 377 high x 394 wide
Design area:  20.94” high x 21.88” wide


Red Peacock, Folk Heart
red peacock
A reproduction of a Scandinavian design held in the QSD collection
Any level
32 Count Belfast Linen, color Platinum
Stitched in Gloriana  12 strand silk floss
Stitch count = 138 high x 99 wide
Design area: 8.63” high x 6.19” wide


Ann Jordan c. 1841

Ann Jordan
A reproduction of a pair of sister samplers from Baltimore, MD
Any level
32 Count Lakeside Linens, color Examplar
Stitched in DMC cotton floss
Stitch count = 274 high x 290 wide
Design area:  17.3” high x 18.13” wide


Elizabeth Jordan c1841
Elizabeth Jordan
A reproduction of a pair of sister samplers from Baltimore, MD
Any level
32 Count Lakeside Linens, color Examplar
Stitched in DMC cotton floss
Stitch count = 265 high x 293 wide
Design area:  16.56” high x 18.31” wide


Phebe Nichols 1824
Phebe Nichols
A reproduction of a Goose Creek, Loudoun, Co., Virginia sampler held in the QSD collection
Intermediate
level
32 Count Lakeside Linens, color Vintage Pecan Butter
Stitched in Needlepoint Inc. silk floss
Stitch count = 300 high x 288 wide
Design area:  18.88" high x 18.00” wide



 
Annapolis, Maryland
If you would like to visit the original Sands House Sampler and view two more Annapolis, MD samplers, visit: http://www.sandshouse.org/


God Bless our Troops!

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