Collection2001 National Quilt Register Collection by PWH
Register No.154DT
OwnerWin Nolan
Location North East VIC Australia
MakerBetty Searle, Dorothy Taylor
Origin VIC Australia
Pattern Patchwork Geometric Hexagon
Date1970-1990s
Dimensions (H x W in cm)183 x 183

History

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]

Description

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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