The Earliest Threadwork Nontextiles such as statuary, pottery, and literature provide evidence of early threadworkers long after the textiles they created have disappeared. Dolores B. Bausum An Elne of Lynnyn Cloth for a Samplar A Sampler Timeline Trace the history of needlework samplers, starting with remnants left by third-century Egyptian needleworkers who provided customers with samples of custom embroidery patterns and continuing to recent sampler research projects and needlework auctions. Eileen J. Bennett The Wedding Dress Quilt From l9l0 to l989, brides from four generations of the same family marched to the altar in the same handmade wedding dress. Too fragile to be worn again, the dress has been replicated. Now a photographic quilt captures the history of the family and the original dress. Reynola Pakusich Womens Work, Womens Rights: Needlework from the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of l904 Exposition organizers insistence that womens work be treated equally to that of men had profound effects on the ways in which handwork was displayed, recognized, and recorded for posterity. Jackie Chambers Some Arizona Outlaws and Their Knitting Prisoners produced delicate knitted lace while serving out their sentences in the Yuma Territorial Prison at the turn of the twentieth century. Nancy Nehring and Mary Seubold Cahill Things to Make A Cipher to Cross-Stitch Needleworkers in Elizabethan England often combined letters and symbols to create emblems, or ciphers, to mark their work. Judie Lalanne presents a cross-stitch alphabet for creating a personal cipher. Yuma Lace Edging to Knit Pat Shannon re-created this pattern from knitted lace in the collection of the Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park in Arizona. Ann Scotts Lace to Crochet A crochet swatch featuring a distinctive row of raised shells running across the center of each motif inspired the edging on this linen doily adapted and crocheted by Maggie Petsch. A filet crochet rose appliquéd to the center of the doily adds a finishing touch. Letter from Deanna Hall West A Stitch in Time The Tête de Buf Stitch Deanna Hall West Scottish Sampler Parts One and Two Stitch this classic Scottish sampler featuring a genealogical record and fanciful, stylized plants based on an 1810 sampler by Rachel Reid. Design adapted by Donna Yuen and stitched by Shirley Wilson. A Pillow with Teneriffe Lace Motifs to Stitch Decorated with delicate Teneriffe lace, this pillow, designed and stitched by Betty M. Scott, provides an attractive surface on which to display a collection of pins and brooches. CATS Scissors Fob Dimensional embroidery and beaded embellishments combine to make this decorative scissors fob, part of an ongoing series of projects designed by the board members of the Creative Arts and Textiles Show (CATS). Designed and stitched by Liz Turner Diehl.