Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly

Back Issues/Out of Print

$10.00 to $20.00

We have many back issues from

 #1 to #77     

2014 Annie's

Autumn 2014/Issue #76

2014 Annie's

Summer 2014/Issue #75

2013 Annie's

Spring 2014/Issue #74

2013 Annie's

Winter 2013/Issue #73

2013 Annie's

Fall 2013/Issue #72

2013 Annie's

Summer 2013/Issue #71

2013 Annie's

Spring 2013/Issue #70

2012 Hoffman Media, Inc.

Winter 2012/Issue #69

2012 Hoffman Media, Inc.

Fall 2012/Issue #68


2012 Hoffman Media, Inc.

Summer 2012/Issue #67



2012 Hoffman Media, Inc.

Spring 2012/Issue #66



2011 Hoffman Media, Inc.

Winter 2011/Issue #65



2011 Hoffman Media, Inc.

Fall 2011/Issue #64



2011 Hoffman Media, Inc.

Summer 2011 /Issue #63



Purse Frames shown on the cover of issues

#60 & #69

are available at Silent Stitches

2011 Hoffman Media, Inc.

Spring 2011 /Issue #62



2010 Hoffman Media, Inc.

Winter 2010 / Issue #61



2010 Hoffman Media, Inc.

Fall 2010 /Issue #60



2010 Hoffman Media, Inc.

Summer 2010 / Issue #59





       The Joan Stephens Collection


The Joan Stevens Collection -IMPORTANT SAMPLERS & PICTORIAL NEEDLEWORK. Rare AUCTION Catalogue. Copyright: Sotheby's 1997. Forward by Betty Ring. This auction catalog is a "must have" for any sampler and/or needlework enthusiast. Joan Stevens was a dear friend of Betty Ring, and in the forward Betty talks about their friendship and her admiration for Joan. The catalog is an excellent source of information for collectors & scholars. It contains gorgeous color and black & white photographs and detailed descriptions of over 100 items including samplers, needlework tools, & related items that were treasures of Joan Stevens. Joan collected these items over 20 years until her passing in 1995.

Also included: The list of auction results, so you can match the lot numbers in the catalog to see the prices realized at the auction. The final amount realized at this auction was $ 1,771,398.00 !! It is an awe inspiring collection of needlework & needlework tools and a wonderful tribute to the woman who collected and treasured them.

Condition: Excellent. Price $85.00

New England Samplers to 1840

Glee Krueger

(c) 1978 Old Sturbridge Village

This is one of the most sought after sampler books. Extremely valuable resource.

Soft Cover;227 pages

Very good condition (click photo to enlarge)    $195.00


The Proper Stitch A Guide for Counted Thread

 by Darlene O' Steen ~The Needle's Prayse~ One of the most sought after needlework books (c) 1994 by Symbol of Excellence Publishers, Inc.  144 pages; 8 3/4" x 11";Hardcover; Spiral bound. In depth look at Stitching Techniques & Stitches. Each stitch is explained with texts & graphics. Also includes 2 sampler designs. Previous owner's name & address on the inside front cover, "shop copy" on the opposite page. We have blurred it in the above photo to protect their privacy. (We will include a paper bookplate for you to cover this with if you wish.) Also: There is a small corner bump at the spine & a ˝ tear along the red border.

Very good condition, see photos above.

First Edition: $150.00



Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee

by Betty Ring  

Extremely Rare & Difficult To Find in any condition!  

8 1/2" x 12" Soft cover; 275 pages.  First Edition. Copyright  1983 Betty Ring & Rhode Island Historical Society.

(Please inquire)



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Sewing Tools & Trinkets /Volume 1- Collector's Identification & Value Guide by Helen Lester Thompson (c) 1997.  Hardcover: 11 1/4 x 8 3/4". Highly recommend. Beautiful color photographs throughout. 160 pages. Contents include: 1)Pins & Needles; 2) Thimbles; 3) Chatelaines & Accessories; 4)Sewing Kits, Boxes, and Baskets; 5)Scissors; 6) Tape Measures, Gauges, and Rulers; 7)Darners; 8)Lacemaking Tools and Accessories; 9) Thread Holders and Sewing Clamps; 10) Sewing Machines.  Be sure to order Volume 2 also! (see below)


Several Available/Please inquire.



Sewing Tools & Trinkets- Volume 2  Collector's Identification & Value Guide by Helen Lester Thompson 2002.  Hardcover: 11 1/4 x 8 3/4". Highly recommend. Over 230 beautiful color photographs throughout. 160 pages. Contents include: Sewing Stands, Kits, & Baskets; Darners & Clamps; Needles & Pins, Holders & Cushions; Thimbles & Holders; Thread: Holders, Winders, Spools & Stands; Assorted Tools & Toys; Scissors, Knives & Cutters, Tape Measures,Rulers & Gauges; Mauchline, Tartan & Tunbridge Ware; Chatelaines & Accessories; Sewing Tools: Representative Items of Collections...& more! No repeats from Volume 1...more Historical information, material dates or origin & many rare historical pieces.


Several Available/Please inquire.


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