1809 PA Quaker School Sampler

There is something about these sparse samplers with so much text (and not much else.) I've always been a fan of stitching letters and numbers -- which, done correctly, can be striking.

Betsey Hawkins 1804.  It's unusual to see so many verses on the same sampler, and clearly this girl was trying to learn her religious lessons.  The border is free-flowing and innocent, and the sheer amount of stitching would have been a challenge.  The sampler is only 17 inches tall, which should give you some idea of how fine the linen is.

Several verses including one for Whitsunday, for Christmas, for Easter, a landscape with a shepherd and shepherdess and scattered ornament

The dealers of Antiquities of Mullica Hill offer this rare antique American Quaker sampler. Rachel Long, at the young age of 14, stitched her sampler

The dealers of Antiquities of Mullica Hill offer this rare antique American Quaker sampler. Rachel Long, at the young age of stitched her sampler

Caroline Southam 1890, student at Horsley Woodhouse School in Derbyshire, UK, stitched when she was 10 years old.

Caroline Southam student at Horsley Woodhouse School in Derbyshire, UK, stitched when she was 10 years old.

Ann Wilkins 1799 Sampler Silk Thread On Linen 15.5" x 19" Acorns Flowers ABCs

Ann Wilkins 1799 Sampler Silk Thread On Linen 15.5" x 19" Acorns Flowers ABCs

We are pleased to offer this antique embroidered sampler by Ann Wilkin dated We believe the thread is silk and that it was embroidered on off-white linen

Jane Walton, Westtown School, Chester County,Pennsylvania, 1815

antique needlework silk embroidery sampler for sale from M. Finkel & Daughter by Sidney Caroline Hendricks, Lititz Moravian Girls’ School, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1823 Provenance: Collection of Betty Ring

Anne Wilkins 1799

Ann Wilkins 1799 Sampler Silk Thread On Linen 15.5" x 19" Acorns Flowers ABCs

Embroidered sampler by Ann Wilkin ~ dated 1799 ~ silk thread on off-white linen

Mary Hibberd, Westtown Boarding School,Chester County, Pennsylvania, 1806

Quaker samplers have a completely different (and much more legible) type of alphabet from the familiar "cross stitch" Mary Hibberd, Westtown Boarding School,Chester County, Pennsylvania, 1806

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