An article on Martha Stewart’s Living Blog puts the Campanelli sampler book in the “Must Read” category.
In the September 4, 2013 issue of Martha Stewart’s Living Blog, author Lindsey Mather writes, “We recently discovered A Sampling of Hunterdon County Needlework, a beautiful book on samplers and silk embroideries by Dan and Marty Campanelli, avid collectors of American needlework, for the Hunterdon County Historical Society in New Jersey. Inside, you’ll get lost in the stories of young schoolgirls from the 1600s to 1800s and their intricate, thoughtful needlework–samplers are often the only existing memories of these women. More than half of the needlework in the book is featured for the first time, and there are some gems. Here are a few of our favorites…”
The Society received a grant in March from The Astle-Alpaugh Family Foundation* to pay for the printing of a full-color, 132-page book about Hunterdon County schoolgirl needlework.