HistoryQuilt made by Florence Ann Sharpe in Adelaide South Australia [in] 1936. It is now owned by Florence's granddaughter, Yvonne Hamdorf. It is not used. "This quilt was made in Adelaide by Florence Ann Sharpe for the birth of her granddaughter, Yvonne Sharpe, in December 1936.
Florence Sharpe, nee Meadows, was born in 1869 in North Adelaide, South Australia. She was raised in her grandfather's home following the death of her mother, Charlotte, from diphtheria, when Florence was 7 years old. Ann, her grandmother, died in child birth before the birth of Florence so it is likely that her step grandmother, Elizabeth Meadowns, taught her to sew. Florence was also [a] pianist, accompanying celebrated Edwardian singers visiting Adelaide, at recitals in the town hall. This quilt is of pink cotton sateen. The reverse, ivory coloured in a fabric of finer weave. It measures 2ft 10inches (870mm) by 2ft 2inches (660mm). Stylised hearts set the quilting design. It has been in my care always". [Yvonne Hamdorf]
DescriptionWholecloth pram quilt with a top of pink cotton sateen and the reverse is a more finely woven, ivory, fabric. All over quilting design as main feature, with stylised hearts, leaves and cross hatching. The padding is cotton.
870 x 660 mm