The Joel Lane Museum House is proud to announce a lecture on “Stitches in Learning – A Look at North Carolina Schoolgirl Needlework” by Susan Stallings on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 7 pm in the Visitors Center at 160 South Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh, NC 27603. Admission will be $15 for the general public and $10 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, and advanced payment is required. Please call 919-833-3431 with your MasterCard or Visa, or mail a check to P O Box 10884, Raleigh NC 27605. Be sure to include the names of all in your party; nametags will serve as tickets. Tickets are non-refundable unless we must cancel the event.
Needlework, or fancy work, was an important part of a young woman’s education. This presentation will give an overview of schoolgirl needlework in North Carolina during the first-half of the 19th century including connections to descendants of the Lane family.
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.
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