This month's prize, the beautiful chart of Mary Bailey has been won by Tommye. Congratulations Tommye and thank you to Karla of The Patchwork Rabbit for donating the chart.
The draw for May has been arranged by Sally and is a full year's membership to The Sampler Guild which includes quarterly newsletters by email and all the benefits that are part of the TSG membership.
Should you already be a TSG member then you qualify for one year’s free membership along with all the benefits you have been receiving once your existing membership expires.
Thank you Sally for arranging this and to Linda Hadden of The Sampler Guild for donating the prize.
From The Samplers Guild website
With hundreds of members based here in the UK and throughout the world, the aim of The Sampler Guild (TSG) is to offer a forum to further the research of sampler history, provide the next step-up from Cross Stitch, promote the preservation of antique samplers, continue the art of sampler making and have lots of fun!
There are three methods of contact with members:
1. A quarterly newsletter that includes articles by both experts and enthusiasts alike, information on forthcoming exhibitions, and members requests for information and advice.
2. This website, which is updated frequently - as soon as news comes in.
3. The TSG Google Group, a secure online messaging facility only available to TSG members.
We also have frequent and very popular 'Get togethers' and 'Meet-ups' which regularly take place all over the country. Every year seems to get busier for TSG members, so please see the quarterly newsletter and visit the 'Forthcoming Events' page for the latest details of what is happening.
The TSG Emporium offers a showcase of the best products from the UK and around the world including charts, books, linens and other essential items such as threadwinders, scissors etc. TSG members receive substantial discounts across a wide range of products, please visit TSG Emporium 'Contents' page for details.
The Sampler Guild runs classes of varying types, at different locations up and down the country. These classes take place in first class venues that have included Muncaster Castle (twice), the Wroxton House Hotel near Banbury, Covent Garden in London and our local facility, the Soltau Centre in Maidenhead. Tutors have included Betsy Morgan, Lauren Sauer, Alison Snepp, Jackie du Plessis, Jenny Adin-Christie and our own Katie Carr.
The Sampler Guild is fortunate in being able to call on a number of museum curators in the UK and Europe for expert advice. In addition a selection of well known Sampler Houses and Sampler Guilds in the USA, Canada and Europe have proved to be more than eager to share their vast wealth of knowledge with us.
I am very happy to discuss The Sampler Guild in more detail and to answer any queries you may have regarding membership and activities. Please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me. I am usually available Monday to Friday between 9am and 10.30am, or e-mail me - see below for telephone number and e-mail address.
As well as here in England, we have TSG members in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, Holland, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Ireland and of course, Scotland, Wales and northern Ireland.
Members of The Sampler Guild receive a quarterly newsletter, 20 plus pages encompassing far more information than can be conveyed on a web-site, participation in annual stitching challenges and exchanges (should they wish) and advance information regarding meetings, stitching classes and events. TSG members also have access to a friendly network of sampler enthusiasts and stitchers who are as interested in samplers as you are. With the TSG 'Google Group' you can now chat to fellow TSG members world-wide.