Rachel worked this delightful sampler at age 10. The school mistress created the overall design and the young
students did the needlework. This sampler exemplifies the characteristics of other samplers from the Mary Zeller's
School. Grounded with traditional motifs and symmetry while being enriched with randomly placed folksy motifs,
like the courting couple with a dog, the milking cow, and various animals and insects, gives this rare and important
sampler a wisp of whimsy.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER