Register No.936HS
OwnerHelen Sparkman
Location SA
MakerClara Pitt
Origin AUSTRALIA SA
Pattern Patchwork Hexagon
Date1960s
Dimensions (H x W in cm)225 x 200

History

This hexagon quilt top was made by Clara May Pitt in South Australia in the 1960s. It is now owned by Helen Sparkman who is the great niece of Clara Pitt. "Clara made many quilts, mainly during the 1950s and 1960s, not out of need but because of her love of patchwork. Her quilts were mainly hexagons and suffolk puffs. Clara was a single lady who had five nieces and a nephew and quite a number of great nieces and nephews. As each quilt was completed it was presented to a family member. These family members now cherish her gifts even though all have often smiled and queried her fabric selection, placement, neatness and her continual use of white thread over the years. Clara was over 80 years of age when she made her last quilt - hexagons of course! for a private Museum."
[Helen Sparkman, December 2000]

Description

Hexagon quilt made from dressmaking scraps from one neice. The quilt top only is complete and a few papers are still attached.
2250 x 2000mm

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