OwnerMary Robertson
Location NSW
MakerUnknown
Origin international
Pattern Patchwork Pieced
Date1900-1939
Dimensions (H x W in cm)166 x 114

History

Brought from England by Lily Stormer pre-1920. Lily married and when she died in 1963 the quilt was found in her tin trunk. It then passed to her daughter Mary Robertson. It is not used now. Following the death of her parents in England, Lily Stormer (1899-1963) came to Australia with her brother in 1920. She went first to Sydney NSW and then to Junee where she worked as a housemaid. In 1927 she married and there were seven children, five girls and two boys. Mary Robertson, the present owner of the quilt, is her daughter. Mary does not remember her mother sewing.

Description

Suffolk puff quilt with each puff approximately 4cm x 4cm. The puffs are small squares rather than the more usual circles. Materials are mainly cotton and satins in a wide variety of colours and patterns. The backing is striped flannelette and is hand-stitched to the top.
1660 x 1140mm

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