Cross Stitch Antiques
An author, educator, attorney, wife and mother, Kathleen currently runs the storefront ministry of Forming Faithful Families out of the The Family Hearth General Store, an 1870s authentic general store, in her hometown of Historic Frankfort, Illinois where she often can be found stitching or designing samplers.
Her original design, “How Blest the Maid” was chosen by the Embroiderer’s Guild of America to be part of their 20th Annual National Exhibit “Through the Needle’s Eye” traveling to museums and art galleries throughout the United States from 2014-2017.
Cross Stitch Antiques was founded in 2005 after a lifetime of enjoying, researching, purchasing, stitching and designing antique reproduction needlework. Cross Stitch Antiques offers antique reproduction sampler charts and counted cross-stitch designs in two series: headmistress sampler series and schoolgirl sampler series, using motifs, borders and verses from days gone by. The Headmistress Sampler Series offers designs of a more intricate nature as the headmistress of a school for girls would most likely be quite an accomplished stitcher. The Schoolgirl Sampler Series offers designs of a very simple nature.