Susan at age 10 stitched this very colorful sampler from the Plymouth, MA emphasizing various flowers. Typical
of Plymouth samplers is the octagonal format and the bottom panel that incorporates needlework and painting. The
school was taught by Sarah and Deborah Turner and their Swedish sister-in-law Maria deVerdier Turner who married
their sea captain brother Lothrop Turner when he was on a voyage to Sweden. Although neither spoke the others language,
they fell in love and married and returned to the States during the War of 1812. She was an accomplished needlewoman
and painter and brought her skills to the school.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER