Mary (c.1810-?) worked this unique green linsey-woolsey memorial sampler that she dedicated to the memory of
William Cate, probably her grandfather. The large magnificent graphic design features a centered basket of flowers
at the top flanked by vines and roses adorned with bowed ribbons, and at the bottom are a pair of obelisk forms
entwined with foliage and bearing memorial inscriptions. Centered at the bottom is a depiction of an opened book
inscribed with the Biblical verse REV. XIV. 13. The inscriptions on the right oblisk is: Sacred to the Memory
of Mr/ William Cate/ Who died 1817 and Mr. Debora/H Cate Who Di/ed A.D. 1818. The Left oblisk has some thread
loss but it appears to be inscribed: Sacred to/ the memory of/ Mary Sta/cy F? C? Sta/cy and Willi/am Wood.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER