The Sampler Guild
'Membership' Page

On this page you will find items that relate to TSG matters such as Membership, Newsletters and the famous 'TSG Guild Badge' - there is an interesting story behind the badge, ask Linda the next time you talk to her...

With hundreds of members based here in the UK and throughout the world, the aim of The Sampler Guild (TSG) is to offer a forum to further the research of sampler history, provide the next step-up from Cross Stitch, promote the preservation of antique samplers, continue the art of sampler making and have lots of fun!

There are three methods of contact with members:

1. A quarterly newsletter that includes articles by both experts and enthusiasts alike, information on forthcoming exhibitions, and members requests for information and advice.

2. This website, which is updated frequently  - as soon as news comes in.

3. The TSG Google Group, a secure online messaging facility only available to TSG members.

We also have frequent and very popular 'Get togethers' and 'Meet-ups' which regularly take place all over the country. Every year seems to get busier for TSG members, so please see the quarterly newsletter and visit the  'Forthcoming Events' page for the latest details of what is happening.

The TSG Emporium offers a showcase of the best products from the UK and around the world including charts, books, linens and other essential items such as threadwinders, scissors etc. TSG members receive substantial discounts across a wide range of products, please visit TSG Emporium 'Contents' page for details.

The Sampler Guild runs classes of varying types, at different locations up and down the country. These classes take place in first class venues that have included Muncaster Castle (twice), the Wroxton House Hotel near Banbury, Covent Garden in London and our local facility, the Soltau Centre in Maidenhead. Tutors have included Betsy Morgan, Lauren Sauer, Alison Snepp, Jackie du Plessis, Jenny Adin-Christie and our own Katie Carr.

The Sampler Guild is fortunate in being able to call on a number of museum curators in the UK and Europe for expert advice. In addition a selection of well known Sampler Houses and Sampler Guilds in the USA, Canada and Europe have proved to be more than eager to share their vast wealth of knowledge with us.

I am very happy to discuss The Sampler Guild in more detail and to answer any queries you may have regarding membership and activities. Please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me. I am usually available Monday to Friday between 9am and 10.30am, or e-mail me - see below for telephone number and e-mail address.


As well as here in England, we have TSG members in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, Holland, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Ireland and of course, Scotland, Wales and northern Ireland.

Members of The Sampler Guild receive a quarterly newsletter, 20 plus pages encompassing far more information than can be conveyed on a web-site, participation in annual stitching challenges and exchanges (should they wish) and advance information regarding meetings, stitching classes and events. TSG members also have access to a friendly network of sampler enthusiasts and stitchers who are as interested in samplers as you are. With the
TSG 'Google Group' you can now chat to fellow TSG members world-wide.

If you wish to become a member, please decide whether you want to receive the newsletter either by e-mail or by post. Then either make a Paypal payment (see below) or write to Linda with your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address (if applicable) and enclose a cheque for £15.00 made payable to 'The Sampler Guild' and sent to the address at the bottom of this page, to cover the annual membership fee and four quarterly newsletters dispatched via e-mail. Annual membership with a printed copy newsletter is £25.00.

TSG Membership - E-mail Newsletter £15.00

 TSG Membership - Printed Newsletter £25.00.

Important Note! It has often been pointed out to us by TSG members that with the discount they receive on (some) books and products, it is easily possible to recover the cost of membership each year.

TSG Google Group
Mike has set up a mailing service/bulletin board for TSG members, using Google Groups. This is a secure, invitation only, TSG member service. If you are a TSG member and wish to join and keep up with the latest news and developments in the sampler world, as they happen, can you please send an email to  and he will ensure that you receive an invitation to join.

Please do not hesitate to email Mike ( if you have any queries about this service.

Back issues of the newsletter (please specify which issues) are available to U.K. members either individually at £3.00 per copy plus postage and packing, or £15.00 per set of four ( any four issues ) including p&p.

Overseas members can purchase individual copies of the newsletter at £6.00 each including p&p

Or a set of four ( any four issues ) for £24.00 including p&p.

Please Note: Whether you are ordering either individual or a set of four copies, please let Linda know which edition(s) you require.

Guild Badge

You've seen it worn with pride wherever you go. It's rapidly become one of the most sought after and universally respected Guild Badges in the world. It's gorgeous! You want one...

To enable Sampler Guild members to display their membership and to recognise fellow members at meetings, exhibitions etc., Linda designed and commissioned a Sampler Guild Badge. The cost is £5.00 plus p&p in the U.K. or £10.00 inc. p&p to overseas members.

Linda Hadden
The Sampler Guild
4 Courtfield Drive


Telephone: +44(0)1628-634274

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