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Hannah Gilbert Sampler
September 28, 2010, 6:20 am
Filed under: Hannah Gilbert Sampler, Melita's Other Completed Pieces

The original sampler was sewn in 1811 by Hannah Gilbert when she was about 12 years old¬†& is in the collection at the Mercer Museum in Doylestown PA.¬†Unfortunately, when we went to the museum we didn’t get to see it because they have so many pieces, not all can be displayed.

This is a large piece, 23″ x 23″ from Needles ‘N Hoops (Abington, PA) & was a stamped linen using floss. The notes say that the border is uneven where she miscounted – I didn’t notice where that happened & am not going to figure out where it is off. They think that some unfinished areas may be because she either ran out of thread, room, or patience. I can’t even see where it is unfinished!