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Jenny Garwood

<p><em>Manager of Museum Education and Adjunct Curator of Textiles at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA); Winston-Salem, North Carolina</em></p> <p>From an early age, when she learned the art of needlework from her grandmother, Ms. Garwood has been enchanted by textiles in general and needlework in particular.</p> <p>Ms. Garwood is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and has been with MESDA since 2007, where her focus of research and study has been with the textile collection. </p> <p>At MESDA, Ms. Garwood recently curated an exhibition titled <em>Stitching Structures: Recent Additions to the MESDA Needlework Collection</em>, which explored schools and their architectural representation on early needlework samplers. In 2022, she authored an article to be published in the <em>MESDA Journal</em>, “Mary Tait and the Washington Navy Yard Group of Samplers.” Also in 2022, Ms. Garwood was a featured speaker at “The Decorative Arts of the South Carolina Midlands,” where she spoke about South Carolina textiles.</p> <p>Ms. Garwood presented the John H.A. Sweeney Emerging Scholar Lecture in 2017 for the Decorative Arts Trust conference in Savannah and served as a speaker at the Ninth Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts at the Georgia Museum of Art.  She has published work in <em>The Magazine Antiques</em>;<em> Georgia Girlhood Embroidery: Crowned with Glory and </em></p> <p><em>Immortality</em>; and<em> Material Georgia 1733-1900: Two Decades of Scholarship.</em></p>