Collection2001 National Quilt Register Collection by PWH
Owner Win Nolan
Location North East VIC Australia
Maker Betty Searle, Dorothy Taylor
Origin victoria
Pattern Patchwork Geometric Hexagon
Date 1970-1979
Dimensions (H x W in cm) 183 x 183


This quilt was started by Betty Searle in Yackandandah, Victoria in 1970. After her death in 1992 the quilt was given to her sister Dorothy Taylor who completed it. [Now] owned by her sister Win Nolan.

Betty Searle [was] "born in Yackandandah and lived most of her life there. The maker was left the job of bringing up 5 girls who had lost their mother. Betty was a good seamstress and made all their clothes in the 1930s. She lived in retirement in a stone cottage in Yackandandah and spent every Sunday at the Museum helping.

It was during that time, 1970, [that] she commenced the quilt. After her death in 1992 the quilt was given to me to complete. I put it aside a couple of times because I knew that Betty had run into trouble. I got to and sorted it out by laying it on the floor and adding piece by piece until I got a square. It gave me great pleasure to complete it for Win."
[Dorothy Taylor 22.10.1996]


Patchwork quilt made of hexagons in printed cottons, colours predominantly red, blue pink, brown and yellow. Handsewn. Attached to a white cotton backing. Cotton batting.

1829 x 1829 mm


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