Quilt No.1057BB - Billie Briggs

Billie Briggs
Owner: 
Billie Briggs
Location: 
WA South West
Maker
Maker: 
Billie Briggs
Made in
USA
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Hand pieced hexagon quilt in pattern known as 'Grandmother's Flower Garden". 12 hexagons, in patterned cottons, form the outer border of each flower with an inner border of 6 matching plain coloured hexagons and all flowers have a yellow hexagon centre. There is no padding, a cotton backing and it is hand quilted.
2400 x 1780mm.
History: 

The quilt was made by Billie Briggs in the USA in the mid 1960s. It is still owned by Billie but is in the care of Iris Briggs (Pinjarra WA) while Billie is in the United States. It is still used.

Story: 

Billie Briggs grandmother was a meticulous sewer and taught Billie to sew when she was a child.
"Billie's Grandma was a professional curtain maker, so had stacks of all types of fabrics from years back. I was lucky enough to 'inherit' lots of swatches after 'Grandma' died in late 1980s, and they are real treasures, which Billie and I plan to use together when she returns from Colorado��.[Iris Briggs]

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