Some months back someone told me about this project and when I read the list of decision-makers who were still needed my eyes lit on "volunteer" and I just knew that Pat would be the perfect representative of "volunteer". She contacted Susan and the result is this lovely work. Pat volunteered 4 to 5 hours a week (and probably a lot more) for 31 years at the Henry Gallery's textile collection, identifying, recording, and eventually computerizing all the embroidery stitches (hundreds) in their immense collection of textiles from around the world.
Another friend, the late Virginia Harvey, designed the storage system for the collection, a marvel of drawers and tables which stores and displays the textiles in such a way that they are protected from excessive handling and exposure to light, yet be available for textile research.
Congratulations, Pat, for a job well done.