Linda J. Hartman
The corner motifs of this sampler section are based on designs by the Hastings Needlework Company of Hastings, MN. Founded and run by the women of the LeDuc family (sisters Florence and Alice, mother Mary, and niece Edith). From 1888-1922, Hastings Needlework Company designed embroidered and finished pieces that were sold across the US. I have stitched numerous LeDuc designs and particularly wanted to include their influence here. I chose shades of green as a nod to the lush foliage surrounding the LeDuc mansion.