According to the inscription, this piece was made by students in Miss Sally Fetter’s embroidery class as a gift for the inspector, Abraham Steiner. Fetter came to Salem in 1809 from Lititz, Pennsylvania, where she had been a teacher in the Moravian Girls’ Seminary. By 1815, she was the head teacher at at the Salem Girls’ Boarding School. Sally drew needlework patterns and painted watercolors on needlework in Lititz, talents she no doubt used in Salem.
RELATED NAME: Fetter, Salome