March 2012 – Tennessee Samplers: 19th Century Schoolgirl Embroidery

Posted on Mar 11, 2012

March 2012 – Tennessee Samplers: 19th Century Schoolgirl Embroidery
Exhibit is on view from March 6 to April 6 in the EAC Gallery from 12-6pm every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. FREE admission!

From 1700-1900 young women made intricate ‘samplers’ to display their skill at needlework. View a “sample” of these artworks from Tennessee in full size glory along with biographical information on the young ladies who made them.

This exhibit is on loan from the Tennessee Sampler Survey.

“Simple Sampler Accents” cross-stitch class with artist Daranee Manley on March 24th from 2-4pm! $5 materials fee.

Call 423-263-7608 before March 17th to  to register and ensure your space!

Since 2004, the Tennessee Sampler Survey has been documenting 19th century embroidery. Twenty Tennessee samplers were selected for the exhibit, each from a different county. The exhibit presents the samplers on full-sized panels; the actual samplers are not part of this exhibit due to their fragility. Five text panels, explaining the work of the Tennessee Sampler Survey and the regional characteristics of the samplers, are also part of the exhibit. The travelling exhibit is funded in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission, CBRL Group Foundation, and the LifeWorks Foundation.