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Schoolgirl Samplers of Western New York: Jane Boyer 1834

October 19 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm


Registration Open:  Full day retreat offering immersive historical experience in the neighborhood where the 10 year old, attended school and church.  Participants will be given two fully-kitted cross-stitch projects based on her sampler to work on that day and will receive a digital pdf chart of the full reproduction sampler at the end of the retreat. Three talks during the day will focus on her life, on the momentous decade of the 1830s in LeRoy and beyond, and on stitching the model of the reproductiion sampler and other related cross-stitch topics.

In addition, participants will receive a guided tour of the historic LeRoy House (just steps up the street from St. Mark’s), view the samplers in the collection, and visit the Jell-O Museum located behind the LeRoy House.

Morning coffee and a catered lunch (from the D&R Depot Restaurant) will be offered.  There will be substantial door prizes for several lucky winners (including a HaloGo lighted magnifier, a full kit by Merry Cox, sampler charts, linen and floss for the Jane Boyer reproduction sampler, a set of q-snap frames, and more) and small treats for all participants. There will be some free time to stitch or visit other locations associated with Jane’s life.


October 19
9:30 am - 5:00 pm


Leslie (Jordan) DeLooze


St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
1 East Main St.
LeRoy, NY 14482 United States
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