OwnerCelia Suddull
Location NSW
MakerCelia Suddull
Origin new-south-wales
Pattern Patchwork Geometric
Date1970-1979
Dimensions (H x W in cm)237 x 269

History

This is Celia's (Johnson later Suddull) first quilt, commenced in the late 1960s and finished 1970. She is self-taught and it was made during nursing training at Sydney NSW hospital and The Women's hospital at Paddington NSW, mainly during night duty and days off. Celia has now made many quilts, sews constantly and enjoys many crafts. This quilt is now displayed as a wall hanging.

Description

Quilt of cotton hexagons, six form the petals of a flower with one in the centre. There are approximately 138 flowers in the quilt. It is all hand stitched including the edges on to deep blue backing. Wide variety of materials patterned and plain. Some were dress samples from John Wild in Wagga Wagga NSW and some from her mother's (Betty Johnson, Wagga Wagga) dressmaking. The hexagons were stitched on papers cut from a glass template made by Celia's brother.
2370 x 2690mm

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