Register No.426AW
OwnerAlyce Wright
Location QLD
MakerAlyce Bush
Origin USA
Pattern Patchwork Pieced Geometric
Dateearly 1930s
Dimensions (H x W in cm)223 x 188

History

The quilt was made by Alyce Bush (born Rodgers 1870s-1949) in the early 1930s in Alabama USA. She gave the quilt to Alyce Wright her granddaughter who is the owner. The quilt is not used now. "Alyce Bush, a lone quilter, would spend many hours alone on her front porch as her husband was a security night watchman and slept during part of the day. Quilts were the main form of bed covering used in the family. When I went to visit my grandmother the bedding comprised a feather mattress with at least four quilts layered on top. It was very cold in winter and we only had open fireplaces for heating."
[Alyce Wright, 14 January 1998]

Description

Cotton scrap quilt in a pattern known as 'Grandmothers Fan'. It is hand quilted. The padding is hand carded cotton and the backing is muslin.
2235 x 1880mm

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