Profile profile for sweeneym

Melodie Sweeney

Associate Curator

M.A., University of South Carolina, 1984

B.A., Mary Washington College, University of Virginia, 1975

Research Specialties: 

18th-and 19th-century printed textiles, household furnishings, emphasis on bed linens, woven coverlets embroidered bed coverings,18th and 19th-century, 20th-century needlework


Current Projects:

  • Rose Blankets
  • Bedcoverings:Woven coverlets and embroidered counterpanes
  • Plymouth Blanket Company

Past Projects:

  • Embroidered blankets
  • Printed textiles: Faux embroidery
Professional Affiliations: 

Embroiderer's Guild, National Craft Association


"A Passion for Strawberries, A Profile of Anne Wood Murray Collector Extraordinaire," in Piecework, March/April 2002.