Register No.486CB
OwnerChristine Barnes
Location VIC
MakerUnknown
Origin USA
Pattern Patchwork Hexagon
Date1960s
Dimensions (H x W in cm)252 x 183

History

Purchased by the owner in West Virginia, USA in 1967. Said to have been made by an elderly lady in the 'backwoods'. "Both quilts were bought when living in the USA in the 1960s. Until that period I had not heard about quilts. Many friends showed me their quilts which had been handed down for generations or were made specifically for the individual. The majority had the maker and the date sewn on the quilt, in some cases conspicuously in other cases inconspicuously."
[Christine Barnes, 19 April 1999]

Description

Cotton quilt with rosettes of hexagons. There is a centre hexagon with a surround of six hexagons in a contrasting pattern and then an outer row of twelve hexagons in a different pattern. Between each rosette is a single row of hexagons in a print common to the whole quilt. The materials are typical of the 1960s period. There is a deep aqua border. It is machine quilted. The backing is cotton.
2515 x 1829mm

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