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Dawn Fisher

Designer and Instructor at Morning Glory Needleworks, Dawn has been stitching for 40 years. She fell in love with samplers and their history almost from the start. She is an avid sampler collector and reproduces many of them. This love means each original design is researched and often tells a story. During class, students will not only learn new stitches, they will also learn the story behind each design element. Dawn has taught at EGA regional seminars, sampler guilds, shops and taught an original design at a sampler exhibit at a local museum.


Grandma's Button Box | 1-Day Class | Friday, May 15

My Grandma's button box was the inspiration for this sweet box.

Stitches include lazy daisy, rhodes, detached buttonhole, eyelet, diagonal cross, cross with bar and chain! Kit includes vintage buttons but students are encouraged to bring their own buttons. Three alphabets are included for personalization. The best part of this box - no construction required!! If you look closely, you will see this is a Whitman's Chocolate box! Bonus - someone has to eat all the chocolate before the box can be covered! Visit Dawn's website for more details.

Kit contents:

Vintage buttons, directions, 28 count angel cream linen, 8 spools of Sulky 12 wt. cotton petites, 18 count banding, foam core board cut to size, batting cut to size, needle, detailed instructions including finishing instructions.

Student provides:

Scissors and usual personal stitching supplies including magnification and lighting.


Lady Washington Sampler | 2-Day Class | Saturday, May 16 - Sunday, May 17

Each band on the sampler is a part of Martha Washington’s life, beginning with the Martha Washington Geranium and ending with Martha and George in their wedding finery. Students will learn her life story including upbringing, marriages, children, life with George especially during the Revolutionary War, life as the first “First Lady” and her life after the death of her beloved husband, George. 

The sampler’s 20 stitches include foliage, cross with bar, diagonal cross, half rhodes with cross, tudor rose, rapid, florentine, captive rice, trellis cross, triple cross, blackwork, queen, smyrna, rice, canvas lace and Martha’s dance fan. Visit Dawn's website for more details.

Kit contents:

30 count angel hair Weeks Dye Works linen, 15 shades of Weeks Dye Works over-dyed floss, needle and detailed instructions.

Student provides:

Scissors, laying tool and usual personal supplies including lighting and magnification.

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