About the Designer
Kathleen Littleton, J.D., M.T.S., is first and foremost, a wife and mother of fourteen children. She obtained her Masters in Theological Studies, summa cum laude from the Institute of Pastoral Theology of Ave Maria University and her Juris Doctorate Degree in Law from DePaul College of Law in Chicago. She gave up her career as an attorney to become a stay-at-home mother when her first child was born. Over the years she has been involved in various Church ministries involving faith formation. With her husband, James Littleton, she founded Forming Faithful Families, www.formingfaithfulfamilies.com, a 501c3 nonprofit to strengthen families in the faith providing resources on faith and family life including five books they have authored, DVDs, television and radio productions and speaking opportunities.
An author, educator, attorney, wife and mother, Kathleen currently runs the storefront ministry of Forming Faithful Families, The Family Hearth General Store, www.familyhearthgeneralstore.com, in an 1870s authentic general store in her hometown of Historic Frankfort, Illinois where she often can be found stitching or designing samplers.
Her original design, “How Blest the Maid” was chosen by the Embroiderer’s Guild of America to be part of their 20th Annual National Exhibit “Through the Needle’s Eye” traveling to museums and art galleries throughout the United States from 2014-2017.
Cross Stitch Antiques was founded in 2005 after a lifetime of enjoying, researching, purchasing, stitching and designing antique reproduction needlework, Cross Stitch Antiques offers antique reproduction sampler charts and counted cross-stitch designs in two series: headmistress sampler series and schoolgirl sampler series, using motifs, borders and verses from days gone by. The Headmistress Sampler Series offers designs of a more intricate nature as the headmistress of a school for girls would most likely be quite an accomplished stitcher. The Schoolgirl Sampler Series offers designs of a very simple nature.
Go to Contact page to ask about trunk shows and teaching projects for your shop or guild! Kathleen is blessed and honored to share her love of antique samplers so the legacy continues.