Hannah worked this very colorful sampler at age 14 while attending school in Haverhill, MA. The three sided
geometric border inside the flowering vines combined with the hexagon bottom border (now referred to as the “Boston
band”) are classic characteristics of Haverhill samplers. This rare early example has a vertical format. She included
the well known verse "This needle work of/ Mine doth tell when/ A child I learned well/ By my Parents I was
taught/ Not to spend my time for/ naught."
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER