Quilt No.1016YH - Yvonne Hamdorf

Yvonne Hamdorf
Owner: 
Yvonne Hamdorf
Location: 
WA Perth
Maker
Maker: 
Florence Ann Sharpe
Made in
AUSTRALIA SA
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
Wholecloth 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 batting. 870 x 660 mm.
History: 

Quilt made by Florence Ann Sharpe in Adelaide, 1936. It is now owned by Florence's grand-daughter, Yvonne Hamdorf. It is not used.

Story: 

"This quilt was made in Adelaide by Florence Ann Sharpe for the birth of her grand-daughter, 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 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 measure 2ft 10inches (870mm) by 2ft 2inches (660). Stylised hearts set the quilting design.
It has been in my care always. [Yvonne Hamdorf]

Florence Sharpe in Adelaide c.1939
Florence Sharpe in Adelaide c.1939
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