Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Together We Stitched It!

Ask not what your museum can do for you - ask what you can do for your museum. It can be so much fun. Just look at some of the 45 women and 2 men, all cheerily at their stitching, who completed together a long sampler to commemorate the 40th anniversary of their museum - De Meestof in Sint-Annaland in the Netherlands. (In the museum there is also a special exhibition about the people from Tholen, many of who emigrated to the USA. Perhaps the most well-known family was the van Rosevelts - ancestors of the US Presidents.)

There is a tableau for each of the years. The work was project managed by Eef de Jonge, who was also responsible for the management of the Longest Sampler in the World in 2000. The sampler is available for exhibition - even to the USA - so Sampler Guilds, here is an unmissable invitation for you! There is also a book of the sampler for sale from Eef de Jonge, click here.

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