Lost Cross-Stitch Patterns Return to Matthews
Southern Manner was part of downtown Matthews for fourteen years,
closing their doors in 1995. Wayne Haigler, owner, developed a series
of 5 creative cross-stitch patterns depicting buildings and scenes in
Matthews. These were displayed for sale in his shop. When he closed
Southern Manner, the patterns and sample finished pieces disappeared.
16 years, the patterns have surfaced. During a function at the Reid
House, a guest asked if the Matthews Historical Foundation would be
interested in the patterns. She had 4 of the original 5 patterns
Wayne had finished. They are of Matthews School, Matthews Drug Store,
Bank of Matthews Teller Cage and a street scene of the Matthews Livery
and adjacent buildings. The missing pattern is the Reid House.
has donated her 4 original patterns to the Foundation. They will be
copied and offered for sale at $10 each, with all the proceeds
benefitting local restoration projects. Wayne Haigler was an artist,
a Matthews native, and a longtime member of the Matthews Historical
Foundation Board. Many of his family’s antiques are part of the Reid
House furnishings so many people enjoy every year.
For more information on purchasing patterns,
please call 704-846-6693 or send email
A Collection of Remembrances from a
Small Southern Town
Matthews Memories, A
Collection of Remembrances and Recipes from a Small Southern Town.
133 pages of stories and recipes with over 40 photos from early and
contemporary Matthews cooks and kitchens.
reminisce about the cooks and their recipes from early and
contemporary Matthews kitchens. Included are references to early
Matthews and local southern dishes, such as Creecy Greens.
All proceeds from the sale of this book directly benefit Matthews