“If you could invite anyone famous to dinner who would it be?” This question has been at the crux of my Life’s work in embroidery. Once my work is done and the last portrait complete, all portraits combined will represent a panoply imagining the greatest Dinner Party of all time. Here it is. The List. A running compilation of whose portrait I have embroidered and who is still to make an appearance in my hoop. The names which are colored are completed portraits. The number at the right of the name tells the number of appearances they have made in finished portraiture.


Adams, John (4)
Adams, Abigail (3)
Admiral Lord Nelson
Albert, Prince Consort (2)
Alighieri, Dante (2)
Amin, Idi
Anne of Cleves
Anthony, Susan B.
Arp, Jean
Alcott, Louisa May
Austen, Jane
Ball, Lucille (2)
de Balzac, Honore
Barnum, P.T.
Barrow, Clyde
de Beauharnais, Josephine
Beckett, Samuel
Blake, William
Boleyn, Anne
Bosch, Hieronymous
Bronte, Anne
Bronte, Charlotte (2)
Bronte, Emily
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
Browning, Robert
Calloway Cab
Capote, Truman
Carpenter, Karen
Catherine of Aragon
Catherine the Great
Chanel, Coco
Chaplin, Charlie
Charles II of England
Charles II of Spain
Chekov, Anton
Chisholm, Shirley
Chopin, Frederic
Christie, Agatha
Cleveland, Grover (2)
Coleridge, Samuel
Coward, Noel
Dali, Salvador
Dandridge, Dorothy
Darwin, Charles
David, Jacques-Louis
Dickens, Charles
Dickinson, Emily
Disney, Walt
Duke of Wellington

Eisenhower, Dwight (3)
Eisenhower, Mamie (3)
Eleanor of Aquitaine
Eliot, George
Falwell, Jerry
Faulkner, William
Field, Eugene
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Frank, Anne
Franklin, Benjamin
George IV of England
Handel, George Frideric
Hemingway, Ernest
Henry V of England
Henry VIII of England
Hitchcock, Alfred
HM Queen Elizabeth II
Hoover, J. Edgar (2)
Hoover, Lou Henry (2)
Howard, Catherine
Hughes, Howard
James I of England
Jefferson, Thomas (2)
Joan of Arc
Jolly Green Giant
Judas Iscariot
Keats, John
Kennedy, Jacqueline (4)
Kennedy, John F.
Kinsey, Dr. Alfred
Lady Emma Hamilton
Lady Jane Grey
Lincoln, Abraham (2)
Lindbergh, Charles
Louis XV of France
Louis XVI of France
Lord Byron (3)
Madame du Barry
Madame du Pompadour
Malcolm X.
Marie Louise of Austria
McAllister, Judy
McKinley, Wm. (2)
Mitchell, Margaret
Monroe, James (2)
Monroe, Marilyn (2)
Mother Teresa
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Nightingale, Florence
Nixon, Richard (2)
O’Neill, Eugene
Parker, Bonnie
Parr, Katherine Peron, Eva de
Plath, Sylvia (2)
Pollock, Jackson
Pope, Alexander
Reagan, Ronald
Reagan, Nancy (2)
Roosevelt, Eleanor (3)
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano (2)
Roosevelt, Theodore (2)
Sand, George
Seymour, Jane
Scott, Dred
Shakespeare, Wm.
Shaw, Geo. Bernard
Shelley, Percy Bysshe (2)
Simpson, Wallis
St. John the Baptist
Stowe, Harriet Beecher
Stravinsky, Igor
Taft, Howard
Taylor, Elizabeth
Tchaikovsky, Pytor Illyich
Thatcher, Margaret
Tiffany, Louis Comfort
Tolson, Clyde
Truman, Bess (2)
Victoria, Queen of England (2)
da Vinci, Leonardo
Warhol, Andy
Washington, George (3)
Washington, Martha (2)
Welty, Eudora
Wilde, Oscar (2)
Wilder, Thornton
Wilson, Woodrow (2)
Woolf, Viginia
Wordsworth, William
Wright, Frank Lloyd