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September 17, 2020

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juliet brown

How absolutely beautiful - they are quite stunning

Berva Smith

You put an amazing amount of time and thought into research. Helped a bit by the Covid19 isolation, perhaps.

Dawn Beck

I love the Quaker samplers especially Eliza Swinborn's, but not sure I've the time/patience to work it. Before I moved to Bradford, I used to sometimes visit Ackworrh School for Quaker business meeting, sadly they don't have any samplers on display.
I do find the modern Quaker Christmas sampler slightly ironic as at that time Quakers didn't celebrate Christmas at all, it was just another day, the schools didn't have a Christmas holiday. Nowadays UK Quakers do, but in a lot more low key way than churches.

Jeanne

PS, for more information on the Westtown samplers, there is an article at M. Finkel & Daughter by Mary Uhl Brooks about the school, the development of its needlework curriculum and its sometimes-divergent philosophies regarding the medallion samplers. The article is based on Brooks's then-forthcoming book, Threads of Useful Learning (2015).

http://samplings.com/curator-archives/threads-useful-learning-westtown-school-samplers-0

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