In 1836 Eliza Yost worked this graphic sampler at aged 14. She was born in 1822 and never married but inherited
a substantial estate. At aged 30 Eliza, using her own childhood sampler as a guide, was probably instrumental in
helping her 12 year old niece (Margaret Finkbiner) create her sampler dated 1852. Margaret who’s mother died when
she was 3 years old was raised by her aunt Eliza. Note the similar motifs on the two samplers and the fact that
the earlier sampler is more finely stitched.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER