10/11/2017

Crazy Quilt

Minnie was born 28 August 1878 in Hobart to Joseph and Mary (born Woods) McLoughlin, their 6th child.

10/11/2017

Unfinished Crazy Quilt

Mary Perren (born Mary Honeychurch) was born in England in 1875 and married in Baldina SA in 1907. Her husband was a blacksmith and railway ganger and they had three children: Ed. Phillip b. 1908, Alick John b.1912 and Eva Alice Lucy b. 1914. Mary’s husband died the same year Eva was born and Mary

10/11/2017

Crazy Quilt Wall Hanging

“The fabrics were collected by my mother and auntie who asked for samples of fabric for their mother. Fabric was scarce and expensive due to the Depression, so each little slither was treasured. Satins, silks, velveteens. Each piece was tacked in place but stuffed before completely tacked and then the decorative stitching was completed.” “My

10/11/2017

Crazy Quilt

“This quilt is totally different from the one done by my grandmother and reflects both changing times and the obviously different character of mother and daughter. This quilt is obviously made by eye and not strict measurements – the stitches are randomly different as the mood took her. It is still very fresh in colour

10/11/2017

Crazy Quilt

10/11/2017

Crazy Quilt

10/11/2017

Crazy Quilt

“My memories of this quilt were when I was sick at my grandmother’s house (she lived around the corner from my house) it would be on my bed, an old fashioned old bed with curved top and base with a feather mattress.”

10/11/2017

Crazy Quilt

“Minnie Margaret Susan Glover was born at Sulky Gully, near Ballarat on 25/8/1868, the eldest of seven children of William and Jane Glover. The children were educated at home by a governess. In 1885 the family moved to ‘Loyetta’, 606 Drummond St South, Ballarat (house still standing). Minnie married William Emlyn Thomas in 1898 &

10/11/2017

Medallion Quilt

The Calder family were from Edinburgh. Jane Bennett married William Henderson Calder in about 1860 and they went to New Zealand. She had nine children in New Zealand and they returned to Scotland in 1875. After a year or two the family came to Australia and settled in St. Kilda in a large house that

10/11/2017

Crazy Quilt

10/11/2017

Crazy Quilt

“Maker of the quilt was Jeanette Fraser born Inverness Scotland 1838. Married William Cullen 1868, died 1912. 7 children. Initials for all are on the quilt. William Cullen’s parents migrated from Northern Ireland. The quilt was made at ‘Gorthleck’ Wagunyah Vic, the family property. Jeanette was an expert needlewoman: sewing, crochet, tatting, knitting (cotton bedspread).

10/11/2017

Crazy Quilt

“Elizabeth Curnow was born in 1827 and travelled to Australia in 1852, leaving St Ives, in Cornwall, England. She had been married at 18 to William Edward Curnow. When they left England they had 2 little girls, aged 6 and 4. On the 5 month voyage she taught William to read and write, so that

10/11/2017

Crazy Quilt

” Janet Blanche Gerard born 1831?, died 1922. Janet Blanche Gerard born Newcastle on Tyne England, daughter of John Gerard and Betty (Leuring). On the 21st July 1852, the “Flora” a sailing ship sailed from Liverpool under Master Charles Cobb. The ship arrived at Point Henry on the 2nd October 1852. Amongst those who waded

10/11/2017

Crazy Quilt

“My Father (maker’s grandson) was in the Boyt Scouts, so I suspect the Scout badge on the quilt was his. Margaret Smith was the generation that was devoted to the royal family and thought of England as the Mother country, though they were born and bred in Australia and had never been there. This could

10/11/2017

Double Sided Medallion and Crazy Quilt

James Marshall (1828-1905) from Scotland via the Californian gold rush and Sarah Langslow Adams (1836-1926) born Herefordshire England, were married in 1858 at Hill End. Reef mining in the 1860s brought fame and fortune to this mining settlement, north of Sofala and Bathurst in NSW. In 1875 James Marshall had ‘Craigmoor’ built and he and