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Samples Quilt

  • Owner:
    Nini Priestely
  • Location:
  • Maker:
    Lillian Furze
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  • Dimensions:
    Height: 244
    Width: 212


The quilt was made by Lillian Furze in Melbourne Victoria for the marriage of her daughter Nini in 1959. It is still owned by Nini. It is not used now. "Lucy Lillian Cock was born at Baringhup in April 1908, horse and buggy days. Family moved to Camberwell then to William Street, Brighton near 'Castlefield', a grand home and property owned by her grandfather. She attended 'Firbank' Grammar School, later became a dressmaker and model. At 30 she married William (Bill) Crivelli, they moved to Cranbourne VIC. He took Lord Casey's place in Parliament while Lord Casey went to War. Bill died 1949. Lilly then ran a boarding house in Brighton VIC. They had two daughters. Margaret married and lives in England and Nini who attended Yooralla in Carlton. The quilt was made for Nini when she married Les Baxter in 1959. Les died 1996, Nini remarried in 1998. Lillian remarried in 1960 to Noel Furze, she died on 4 November 1997."
[Valda Martin 1999]


Cotton quilt of rectangles (150 x 100mm) of patterned materials in various colours and textures. Many patterns in different colourways as quilt was made from a bag of material samples. The plain off white backing has been machined to the top of the quilt and turned through then a row of zig zag sewed to the top edge. There is no padding.
2440 x 2120mm

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