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Lecture: Stitches in Learning – A Look at North Carolina Schoolgirl Needlework

when: Apr. 7, 2011

Susan Stallings presented a lecture on “Stitches in Learning – A Look at North Carolina Schoolgirl Needlework” on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 7 pm in the Visitors Center to a full house. Admission was $15 for the public and $10 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society. Refreshments were served. Seating was limited, and advanced purchase was required. You could call 919-833-3431 with your MasterCard or Visa, or mail a check to P O Box 10884, Raleigh NC 27605. It was necessary to include the names of all in your party; nametags served as tickets.

Susan Stallings is a North Carolina native. Raised in a rural area of southern Chatham County, Susan graduated from Duke University with a degree in Economics. Her interest in schoolgirl needlework grew out of her own passion for needlework. She has been a stitcher since age 6 and continues to enjoy handwork today. Susan frequently attends and participates in seminars and workshops on schoolgirl needlework at MESDA, Winterthur, Colonial Williamsburg and even the Whaling Museum in New Bedford, CT. She has conducted some original research on the topic and plans to tie in some needlework done by Joel Lane’s daughters.

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