HistoryThe quilt was made by Alyce Bush (born Rodgers) 1870s-1949 in the early 1930s in Alabama USA. It was made for Anna Bush who then gave it to Alyce Wright. Alyce Bush, the maker, was Alyce Wright's paternal grandmother. Alyce Wright owns the quilt now. It is not used. "Alyce Bush, a lone quilter, would spend many hours alone on her front porch as her husband was a security night watchman and slept during part of the day. Quilts were the main form of bed covering used in the family.
When I went to visit my grandmother the bedding comprised a feather mattress with at least 4 quilts layered on top. It was very cold in winter and we only had open fireplaces for heating."
[Alyce Wright 14.1.98]
DescriptionAll cotton scrap quilt in 'Star' variation. Scalloped border bound with pink cotton. The padding is hand carded cotton and the backing is white cotton.
2160 x 1626mm