Recently Cathy B. from Minnesota sent me a photo and a wonderful article about the Quaker Hornbooks her needlework guild did as several workshops.
Here is what Cathy wrote,During the months of July, August, and September, our program for the Evening Counted Thread group with the Needlework Guild of Minnesota focused on Hornbooks. At our first meeting in July, we learned about the history of Hornbooks and how they were used by school children. Much of the information that was shared was taken from the book "A Little History of The Horn-book" written by Beulah Folmsbee and published in 1942. Our group learned that Hornbooks typically included the alphabet in lower-case, the alphabet in upper-case, the vowels, sometimes numbers, and the Lord’s Prayer. We also looked at pictures of Hornbooks that were obtained from Pinterest and other internet sources. We learned that Hornbooks were made out of different materials: wood, ivory, metal, leather and that they could be very plain to quite elaborate.