May Heaven's Eternal Joy Be Thine.
  • 86 years old
  • Born on July 3, 1931 .
  • Passed away on June 17, 2018 .

This tribute page is created in memory of Glee Krueger, who died peacefully

on June 17, 2018, following a courageous struggle with Parkinson's.

We hope that you will enjoy the  "Life", "Gallery" and  "Stories" sections above.

We will continue to add reflections and memories as we sort thru slides and albums.

Please feel free to add your own notes, stories and photos 

- she befriended many during her life.

For further information on her research and lectures, please visit:

Posted by Mary Lane on December 19, 2018
I'd just like to add my tribute and sincere thanks to Mrs. Glee Krueger who assisted me by sharing her vast knowledge of embroidery samplers in 2011. The sampler that she assisted me to understand and appreciate more was that of my x3 great-aunt, Catherine "Kate" McPherson, and was done July 20, 1836 in Wheatland, NY. It is now on exhibit in the National Museums of Scotland:  Thank you Glee! Sincere condoleances to her family.
Posted by Gary Parks on July 2, 2018
Happy Birthday to dear Glee, July 3. So many miss you for your great wisdom & knowledge, your scholarship, and your friendship. And your wonderful sense of humor. Recorded in my research notebook, Needlework Symposium, May 15, 2003, with many of the great needlework scholars there- Sue Studebaker, Kim Ivey, and Linda Eaton, Glee spoke of Eleanor Druid, who according to Eleanor's obituary was "the last of the oldest brocades". I have never forgotten that accolade!
Posted by Donna Wynn on June 25, 2018
I had the extreme pleasure of meeting Glee in 2001 at the Virginia Sampler Exhibit at the DeWitt Wallace Museum in Colonial Williamsburg. We struck up a wonderful friendship and corresponded many years after that. I still have all of her letters! We realized that she owned Lydia Cartlan original sampler and I owned her sister piece Pheobe Cartlan. They were similar in style, size and had the exact thread colors! She did research from the historical society and confirmed they were indeed related pieces. She even sent me a color slide of her girl so we could keep them together. I will forever cherish mine even more now. I do wonder where did the Lydia piece go? I would love to know as Glee wanted them to be in a museum together one day! You can reach me by to let me know. Your mother was full of grace, so gentle in spirit and so extremely knowledgeable in the sampler world. She will be truly missed. What an honor it was for me for our paths to cross that wonderful Sunday afternoon when I was a Guide for that exhibit and she walked through the door ... I will never forget her!
Posted by Elizabeth Abbe on June 21, 2018
One of the highlights of my career at the Connecticut Historical Society was being able to honor my long time friend, Glee, at the conference we had at the conclusion of the popular needlework exhibition.
CHS had been her home away from home where she spent countless hours recording the name of every needlework teacher she could find from 18th century newspapers. Glee identified more than 625 school in New England , most of which had not been known to scholars before.
Everyone at the conference admired and loved Glee of course. But Glee always shied away from the limelight. She wanted it to shine on the needlework and the girls (and occasional boy) who created the samplers. And there was always some one thing in each piece of needlework that caught her eye. Glee liked nothing more than sharing the joy she found in the pieces she collected, and wrote about with others. I was so lucky to be one of those people.
Posted by Joy Hanes on June 20, 2018
It was always so much fun to see Glee at a show. She would come smiling into my booth and show me the treasures she had found. Everything she bought had an association that was important to her; even the simplest marking sampler would have some local importance. I loved hearing about her "finds" and having her share her vast knowledge with me. She is missed.
Posted by Patrick P on June 20, 2018
Thirty-Plus Years of Knowing Glee
Glee & her smile, thats what is remembered most.
Her enthusiasm when an Antique Sampler was in hand.
And the knowledge Glee was always so willing to share.
Posted by Lynne Bassett on June 20, 2018
The passing of Glee is a sad loss to all of us in the textile history field. I know I speak for many when I express my appreciation of her scholarship and her generosity. She was always very kind and encouraging to me as a young museum professional (back in the day) and I will always particularly treasure the items I have acquired from her textile collection because of their association with her. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Posted by ELizabeth Fox on June 20, 2018
I was so fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Glee on her exhibition on the needlework of Mary Wright Alsop at The Connecticut Historical Society. We kept in touch after I left CHS. I was able to visit her twice in the last few years and she was always so lovely to be with and so generous of her knowledge. Rest in Peace, my dear Glee.
Posted by Andrea Pappas on June 20, 2018
I interviewed Glee about five years ago for a book project (embroidery)--she generously shared her time and her memories of the embroidery world. She was helpful and kind and I appreciated her sense of humor and her dedication to furthering the appreciation of, and scholarship on, women's needlework. She was a true pioneer in a field that touches not just the history of art but also the history of women. She was one of my heroes. Telephone conversations with her were bright spots in the research process and I will always cherish those memories.

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