Awards Gallery

Have you stitched a Scarlet Letter sampler that has won a blue ribbon or other award? Send us an email about it and a photo and we'lll add it to our awards gallery.

If you are interested in purchasing a kit for the samplers shown below, click on the link underneath the photo.


Three Late Seventeenth Century Band Samplers from the School of Juda Hayle of Ipswich, Suffolk, England

by Harriet L. Harms

Scarlet Letter Lady,

I WON, I WON, I WON!!! I just got the phone call from the Williamson County Fair judge for the cross stitch category telling me I won the BLUE RIBBON for my sampler of "Three Late Seventeenth Century Band Samplers from the School of Juda Hayle of Ipswich, Suffolk, England"!!!!! This is my second blue ribbon from one of your reproduction kits - the first being the Hannah Trecothick sampler. I am so excited I can't see straight so I just had to email and thank you!! Your samplers are the best in the business!! True blue winners!!

Short story about the entry: When I entered the samplers (they are all in one frame) I included a little written history and explanation about them and Juda Hayle (I had purchased the book from you about Juda Hayle and her school etc.- great read!) Two days later I get a phone call from the judge asking if these are the original samplers made in the sixteen hundreds? After I regained my composure, I explained that, "No, these were not the original samplers because if they were I would have them under lock and key, I would never let them out of my sight and I would not leave them at a county fair office. I had stitched them myself from a Scarlet Letter kit". After a few more questions, I was assured they would be taken care of and she would be in touch later. I got the phone call this morning and I got a blue ribbon!!!

Thanks again,

Harriet L. Harms

Picture coming soon!


IRS 1738

I thought that you might be interested in seeing a picture of my version of the IRS sampler of which I bought the pattern from you. I personalized it with my own initials, and exchanged some of the alphabet with my family name, of German Heritage. I recently entered it at the county fair, and won a blue ribbon, a sweepstakes prize, and it was recommended to go to the state fair. I have also shared the name of your website with the embroidery group that I belong to on facebook, where some of the members have asked where I got it. Thank you for such wonderful patterns.

Renae Woolsey
Oak City, UT


Isabel Redie

Love looking at other customers photos of their finished projects from "Scarlet Letter" and couldn't resist sending in photos of one of mine.

I taught myself in "84" and entered my first competition shortly after and have been winning ribbons every since.

I am sending photos of my "Isabel Redie" Sampler. Normally, I am drawn to samplers that are more of a challenge but I fell in love with this sampler the moment I saw it. It won Best of Show in every competition it was entered in and in "2004", Rockome Gardens added a special category called "Best of the Best" for it's 20 year anniversary. All first place and best of show winners from the 20 years were invited to bring their winners back to compete for the ultimate of awards and I am very proud to say, my sampler took that award.

I love watching for new samplers and books from "Scarlet Letter" and love the photos of the kitties and pets. I am an animal lover as well.

Anyway, hope you enjoy the photos.

Cheryl A Matzker


SDW

by Ilana Kaye
A German Band Sampler, circa 1710
This won first place at the Maryland State Fair.


IRS 1738

I thought that you might be interested in seeing a picture of my version of the IRS sampler of which I bought the pattern from you. I personalized it with my own initials, and exchanged some of the alphabet with my family name, of German Heritage. I recently entered it at the county fair, and won a blue ribbon, a sweepstakes prize, and it was recommended to go to the state fair. I have also shared the name of your website with the embroidery group that I belong to on facebook, where some of the members have asked where I got it. Thank you for such wonderful patterns.

Renae Woolsey
Oak City, UT


Sarah Tatum

Dear Scarlet Letter,

I am proud to announce that my sampler "Sara Tatum", from 1800, a Quaker piece recently won every prize possible in our Weld County Fair. Weld County is the largest County in Colorado. I entered the sampler on a whim, at the last minute. It won a blue ribbon for the sampler category, champion over all stitchery, grand champion over the open class division, (cakes, flowers, photography, leather work, afghans, quilts, paintings etc. etc. ) and "Champion of Champions" over all fair entries. Was I ever surprised and thrilled. I am still grinning. The judge said the work was "absolutely exquisite". Just thought you would want to know!

Rebecca Bizzell, RN