April 21st - ANNUAL MEETING
to Salmon Brook Historical Society in Granby
The program that the historical society has arranged for us will include
A viewing of two silk embroideries made by sisters Hilpah
and Melissa Hays in 1803 while they attended the Litchfield Female
Academy. Not usually on display, they will be taken out of storage
so our members can view them.
A bed-turning of quilts held in the historic Abijah Rowe
House, circa 1732. Embroidered redwork, crazy quilts, and others will
be included, along with examples of fine quilting.
A viewing of samplers in the Rowe House and an exhibit
of various pieces of handwork set up especially for the Connecticut River
Valley Embroiderers Guild. They understand that our interests cover
most forms of needlework including fine crochet and knitting.
A display of vintage ladies gowns, including a lace wedding
gown from the late 1930s.
The morning program will last two hours, and the fee is $15/person.
SLATE for the Election of Officers at the April Annual Meeting
President - Julia Harvey
Vice President Programs - Lisa Green
Vice President Membership - Suzanne Newton
Secretary - Kathryn Lord
Treasurer - Linda Berry
NER Rep - Deb Milvae