HistoryThe quilt was made in the 1920s by Alice Neverman Flynn in Neillsville Wisconsin, USA and is now owned by her granddaughter Gail Hansen (born Flynn). It is used for display only. "Alice Flynn was born in Neillsville Wisconsin, USA on 13 December 1889 to German parents. She married Arthur Flynn in 1916 and had two sons and seven grandchildren. Her elder son John, married an Australian in 1944 and moved to Australia in 1952, bringing the quilt with them. She made at least six quilts, applique and pieced. Her eldest granddaughter Gail (Australia) is the only grandchild to be an avid quilter. Gail has another Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt made by Alice Flynn and brought to Australia in 1980. The other quilts Alice made remain in the USA with a granddaughter and daughter-in-law."
[Gail Hansen 9 October 1998]
DescriptionAll over pattern of hexagons formed into rosettes or 'flowers' in a pattern known as 'Grandmother's Flower Garden'. Hand sewn and hand quilted 5mm around hexagons. Materials are muslins, scraps of dress materials and flour 'sacks'. It has cotton padding and muslin backing.
2230 x 1650mm