DELAWARE DISCOVERIES Book Signing with Co-Author Cynthia S. Steinhoff

The highly anticipated book on Delaware samplers, Delaware Discoveries: Girlhood Embroidery 1750-1850, is now available! Join us at The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show on Sunday, April 28 for a book signing with co-author, scholar and collector, Cynthia Shank Steinhoff. This event will be held in our booth, #48, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. We will have the comprehensive, 440-page book for sale throughout the show, only; we won't be selling it otherwise. If you aren’t able to attend you may now buy the book from Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover, Delaware.

Cynthia Shank Steinhoff, co-author of Delaware Discoveries, is a faculty member holding the rank of Professor and director of Andrew G. Truxal Library at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland, where she has worked for more than 35 years. She collects antique samplers from the mid-Atlantic region and researches the stitchers, schools, and teachers associated with them. A frequent speaker at needlework seminars, Cynthia was a contributor to and copy editor of Wrought With Careful Hand: Ties of Kinship on Delaware Samplers, the exhibit catalog published by Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover, Delaware, in 2014. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Edinboro State College (now Edinboro University) and earned a Master of Science in Library Science degree at Clarion University and a Master of Business Administration degree at University of Baltimore. She is a former board member of the Association of College and Research Libraries, is past president and current active member of Maryland Library Association, serves as treasurer of the Congress of Academic Library Directors of Maryland, and is First Vice President of Anne Arundel Genealogical Society. She is also a member of Embroiderers Guild of America, Loudoun Sampler Guild, and Annapolis Historic Sampler Guild.

Cynthia is also the author of an excellent and interesting article, DELAWARE SCHOOLGIRL SAMPLERS here on our websitewhich we published in anticipation of last year’s 125-sampler exhibition at the Biggs Museum of American Art.