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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Reproductions from Tennessee Musuems

Several people have contacted me asking if any reproductions of Tennessee samplers are available. In my next post, I will feature the three samplers that I have charted, but first I wanted to direct you to the other reproductions available.

The Hermitage: Home of President Andrew Jackson has a kit of the 1817 Emily Tennessee Donelson sampler available. A complete kit can be ordered through their online shop and costs $21.95 plus S/H.

1817 Emily Tennessee Donelson (TSS 047)
original sampler in photo

The Knoxville Sampler Stitchers reproduced a birth record from the collection of the Ramsey House Plantation. The chart for the c.1811 Eliza Jane Naomi Baine Ramsey sampler can be ordered through the gift shop. Call (865) 546-0745 or email info@ramseyhouse.org.

c.1811 Eliza Jane Naomi Baine Ramsey (TSS 075)
original sampler in photo

The James K. Polk Home in Columbia has a chart for the 1812 Mary Wills Sansom sampler. Although Mary lived in Georgia when she stitched her marking sampler, she later moved to Tennessee and married Anderson Childress, the brother of Sarah Childress Polk, wife of President James K. Polk. This sampler was reproduced in the mid-1980s. The chart is hand drawn and the reproduction calls for natural linen and DMC threads. The price is $2.50 plus S/H. Call (931) 388-2354 or email jameskpolk@bellsouth.net to order.

The Polk Home gift shop also stocks all TSS merchandise, in conjunction with the current exhibit on Middle Tennessee samplers. I will describe our products in the next post.

1812 Mary Wills Sansom (TSS 021)
original sampler in photo

If you know of any other Tennessee sampler reproductions, let me know in the comments. I will add them to this post.

1 comment:

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I CAN NOT WAIT to see the samplers you've charted!