Collection2001 National Quilt Register Collection by PWH
OwnerBarbara Levy
Location
MakerMrs Gordon Sides
Origin victoria
Pattern Patchwork Hexagon
Date1940-1949
Dimensions (H x W in cm)231 x 190

History

Made by Mrs Gordon Sides (born Iser) at 'Bundidjarie', Melvor Road, Bendigo Victoria in 1947. Owned by her daughter Barbara Levy. It has been used in the bedroom occupied by Barbara's now married daughter Belinda. 'Bundidjarie' is now demolished, replaced by a motel. "My father Gordon Sides, an engineer, meticulously cut all the hexagons for my mother. My mother, maiden name 'Iser', was the fifth child, the youngest of German parents who came to Bendigo in the early 1870s from Hamburg."
[Barbara Levy]

Description

"The quilt is made up of many cotton hexagons of various colours, patterns and designs, finely sewn by hand, making a very attractive bedspread. Each patch is lined with lawn. It is quite a heavy quilt with its plain border and backing of homespun cotton or cesarine. The family always called it a 'cottage design'."
No quilting.

2312 x 1905 mm

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