This quilt was made by Amy Hughes between 1933 and 1943 in Western Australia. In 1964 Amy Hughes gave it to Mrs Ryder Lundy, the present owner. It is not used. Amy Hughes made the quilt during the Depression using secondhand fabrics to create something pretty. The present owner said it was an escape and that Amy Hughes loved colour. "Mrs Hughes was born in 1881 in Selby, Yorkshire, England. Maiden name was Wilkinson. She came to Perth WA in 1891 aged 10 years and took the train to Albany WA which took 3 days (is now about 6 hours). Married in 1904 to a school teacher Frank Gilbert Hughes who came from Childers Street, North Adelaide SA. They moved in various country towns in WA. Quilt was probably begun and completed in Gosnells or Cannington (suburbs of Perth WA). Quilter did not make other quilts."
"Hexagons pieced over cardboard hand sewn together. Each rosette was then machine quilted 1/8th to 1/4 inch from edge of rosette in shape of each rosette. Quilt is mainly cottons with a few rayons. Some checks and stripes are used but mainly florals. Has been machine quilted in rosette shape using green on green fabrics, lemon on lemon, orange on orange and red on red." [Ryder Lundy] There is no padding and the backing is gold curtain fabric extended at the end and one side with matching taffeta.
2220 x 1270 mm.