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Museum Guild Meeting: Sampler Stories with Cissy Bailey Smith

February 21, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am


Cissy Bailey Smith of Gentle Pursuit Designs will talk about Scottish antique samplers dating between 1720-1850; Cissy will bring six of her samplers and show us how to identify those made in Scotland. She will include information on the history of sampler making, materials used in samplers, and details about female education in Scotland.

Cissy, a Greensboro native who returned to live in Summerfield in 2014, is often away from home sharing her knowledge of the samplers in her collection and stories about the girls and women who made them. She began teaching and collecting decades ago and received a teaching certificate in canvaswork from the Valentine Museum in Richmond, VA. In recent months, she has taught and lectured in Charlotte, Ocean City, MD, Mesa, AZ, and Williamsburg, VA.

All guests are welcome at this program. Learn more about the Museum Guild here.


February 21, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Greensboro History Museum
130 Summit Ave.
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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