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Nighthawks in the news!
March 12th, 2011

Barbara Miller finished stitching Nighthawks – Edward Hopper, took it to the Art Institute in Chicago to visit the original, and she made the Chicago Tribune!


You can read the article here. Alas, they don’t mention Scarlet Quince, but you can’t have everything. The author of the article was clearly not too conversant with “the craft style known as counted cross stitch” so some important information was omitted: this was stitched on 32-count linen, using Q-Snaps, with hair clips to keep the extra fabric rolled up and out of the way.

It’s an amazing achievement and I feel both impressed and proud!

2 Responses to “Nighthawks in the news!”
  1. From Karen R in GA
    10 years, 8 months ago

    Wow – that’s so cool!!! Glad they sent someone to cover the story who wasn’t too good at the research part… Gee, some day, if I ever get L&U done, can I haul it all the way to France???? Hmmm…

  2. From Lani
    10 years, 8 months ago

    That is awesome! Too bad there wasn’t any exposure for Scarlet Quince, but there certainly was some for “the craft style known as counted cross-stitching”! Hopefully people will realize cross stitching has come a long way. I got a laugh out of her husband steering her to the fine art reproductions. I always picture husbands looking at their wives’ stitching and thinking “That’s great and all, but how many snowmen do we really need on the walls?” I’m hoping Barbara will post pictures of American Gothic, as I have that chart and plan on working on it some day! Do you happen to know if it is a Scarlet Quince? Rife – that’s as good a reason as I have ever heard of for going to France. You will definitely have earned the trip!

    I believe this is the only SQ she has done.

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