In addition to the beautiful seat cushion which Sally Riley has needlepointed, there are three more covers which are being stitched by Bruton parishioners Grace Martien, Barbie Siegel and Toni Webb.
Kathy Mullins is leading a campaign within the Altar Guild to raise the funds needed to cover the cost of one of these seat covers. The cost of each needlepoint seat is $900. This amount covers the cost of the design, painting of the canvas, wool for stitching as well as installation of the completed needlepoint cover. Anyone can make a donation in honor, memory or thanksgiving for the work of past and current Altar Guild members.
Generous donations have been made to help with the remaining needlepoint covers but there is still a need for more contributions to help with the cost of these beautifully designed chair seat covers. The remaining chairs in the Rector’s Pew will feature Mark, Luke and John.
We would welcome the help of other committees or individuals to help fund this phase of the Needlepoint Project. Checks can be sent to Bruton Parish Church, c/o Dudley Hoyle, P.O. Box 3520, Williamsburg, VA 23187. Please write Needlepoint Project in the memo line. You can also donate online at http://bit.ly/GIVE2BPC and please choose Needlepoint Fund.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or call Marty Jones or Isabel Burch. Also, if you would like to see the completed needlepoint cover, we would be happy to arrange to meet and show it to you.
Pictured above is the most recent example of the stitching skills and dedication of longtime Bruton member Sally Riley. It is even more exquisite in real life and will be a lovely addition for everyone to enjoy as they pass the rector's pew. Sally also stitched the Jamestown Chalice kneeler for the altar. We can't thank her enough for sharing her talent and the many hours it takes to complete an intricate needlepoint canvas.