Quilt No.202BL - Barbara Levy

Barbara Levy
Owner: 
Barbara Levy
Maker
Maker: 
Mrs Gordon Sides
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
"The quilt is made up of many cotton hexagons of various colours, patterns and designs, finely sewn by hand, making a very attractive bedspread. Each patch is lined with lawn. It is quite a heavy quilt, with its plain border, and backing of home-spun cotton or cesarine. The family always called it a 'cottage design'."
No quilting.
2312 x 1905mm
History: 

Made by Mrs Gordon Sides (born Iser) at 'Bundidjarie', Melvor Rd, Bendigo in 1947. Owned by her daughter Barbara Levy. It has been used in the bedroom occupied by Barbara's now married daughter Belinda.

Story: 

Bundidjarie' is now demolished, replaced by a motel.
"My father Gordon Sides, an engineer, meticulously cut all the hexagons for my mother. My mother, maiden name 'ISER', was the fifth child the youngest of German parents who came to Bendigo in the early 1870s from Hamburg."

Photo of Mr & Mrs Gordon Sides 1939
Photo of Mr & Mrs Gordon Sides 1939
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