Register No.934DB
OwnerDavid Beasley
Location SA
MakerMatilda Hutchinson
Origin AUSTRALIA SA
Pattern Pictorial Pieced Appliqué Embroidered
Date1936
Dimensions (H x W in cm)200 x 149

History

This pictorial quilt was made by Matilda Hutchinson (born Loader) and was completed in 1936 for the Royal Agricultural Show of that year. It was passed on to Matilda's daughter Linda Grant and is now owned by her grandson David Beasley. Matilda Loader (later Hutchinson) was born in 1865, one of three daughters of Emma Jane Loader. She died in 1961 and is buried at the Payneham cemetery in South Australia.

Description

Pictorial quilt, pieced randomly from wool. Hand appliquéd and embroidered. It has a central 'Miss Muffet' theme with the spider and cattle under a tree. There is a 'Centenary Border 1836 - 1936' and an inscription 'Good Times, Let's Look Back'. The backing is two pieces of plaid suiting in grey/blues.
2000 x 1490mm

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