Deborah Merrick Wilson

Profile Updated: April 12, 2020
Spouse/Partner Joseph
Occupation Nurse/embroidery teacher & designer/equestrian
Children Donna born 1965
Kevin born 1967
Nicholas born 1983

Grandson - Bruce Anthony Wilson More…born 9/26/15, 9lbs 14ozs - WOW!
Yes! Attending Reunion
Attending Cheltenham High School Class of 1963 50th Reunion (10/12/13)

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Nursing at Johns Hopkins

Three wonderful children.

Owned and showed a small string of Arabian horses on the Class A circuit internationally. Rode to Canadian National Top 20 and US National Top Ten in Ladies' Sidesaddle/Supreme Legion of Merit.

Certification With Distinction from the Royal School of Needlework. This led to a most rewarding international teaching career with a specialty in traditional English goldwork.


My nursing studies have held me in good stead in caring for my mother, grandmother and, most recently, a friend.

I am very much looking forward to our reunion!

I am now residing in Fairfax, VA still teaching precious metal embroidery internationally and thriving as a docent at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

I am currently a member of the faculty of the Smithsonian Institution Studio Arts program teaching the history and execution of medieval through early modern English precious metal embroidery. I am also updating the database for the Folger Shakespeare Library's collection of 16th and 17th century embroidered book bindings.

My husband, Joseph, and I moved to Ohio as of 3/2/20 to be near our so, Nicholas and grandson Bruce. After two, glorious days of childcare we ad to self-distance. The best laid plans as they say...

I am still working on commissions for the Folger and once the global pandemic situation eases will be back to teaching beginning in San Francisco.

Stay well all.

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All is well here in northern Virginia and I am pleased to announce my invitation to have my Elizabethan precious metal embroidery piece entitled "Emblems of Elizabeth" selected for the juried, "Artist at Work" exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution. Pop on to our CHS FB page if you are interested.

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Living in Fairfax,VA and enjoying being a docent and reader at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Continuing to teach internationally and joining the Smithsonian faculty in August.

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