at Sampler Publications, Peg was the executive editor
for their custom publishing and craft magazine groups.
One of the publications that she directed was Cross
Stitch Sampler. This magazine provided advanced
cross-stitch designs and patterns. But it also informed
the reader by including background information about
early samplers. It was here that Peg began learning
about the rich history of women's lives hidden in the
stitches. These historical samplers and the memories
they stirred would later influence the writing of her
book, A Country Sampler of Simple
"Part of the romance of vintage needlework
samplers is that they provide a peak into the past and
the lives of the women who made them," says Peg.