HistoryThis pictorial quilt was made by Mrs Matilda Hutchinson (born Loader) probably in the early 1920s. It was handed on in the family to Vera Matilda Beasley youngest child of Matilda and then to Noleen Carthew (born Beasley). Matilda Hutchinson was the grandmother of the present owner. Matilda and her mother Emma sailed in 1895 on the 'Boniyong' to Fremantle Western Australian and thence to the goldfields. Later Matilda and her husband were gardeners and for some time were with the well known South Australian Playford family who for many years had cherry orchards in the Adelaide Hills SA.
DescriptionA pictorial quilt entitled 'A Farmer's Home'. Wool, squares and oblongs pieced randomly. On these are appliquéd pieces depicting aspects of family and farm life including the farm house, washing on the line, sheep, cattle, kangaroos. It is all hand sewn apart from the backing which is machined directly on to the top. The backing is red paisley cotton.
2090 x 1600mm