Detail of "The National Tapestry: America the Beautiful," 2008. Embroidered tapestry, five panels measuring 48" x 24", 4' x 11' overall. Designed and painted on mono canvas. Lent by the Embroiderer’s Guild of America Embroidery Museum and Resource Center Louisville, Kentucky. Photographer: Scott Dam.
Sun, 05/13/2012 - Sun, 08/26/2012
Flora and Fauna: Needlework Landscapes features the Embroiderers’ Guild of America’s (EGA) America the Beautiful tapestry and needlework from the Museum’s permanent collection.
America the Beautiful was funded through the Lehigh Valley chapter of the Guild. Judy Jeroy, past president of the EGA, designed the tapestry, that consists of five panels that depict indigenous objects, animals, birds and plants from across the country. Select embroidered textiles with a landscape theme from the Museum’s permanent collection will accompany the EGA tapestry.
The exhibition will feature the original Redwork Coverlet, circa 1895, from the Museum’s permanent collection and the reproduction stitched by Lehigh Valley EGA members. The coverlet consists of sixty-four blocks of redwork embroidery embellished with red feather-stitching; individual vignettes include lovely florals and playful animals.
At the close of the exhibition, the 72 inch square reproduction will be raffled off, with all proceeds going to benefit the Museum. Raffle tickets are available for purchase at the front desk from May 13 through August 26 -- one ticket for $10.00 or three tickets for $25.00.