Quilt No.276HC - Helen Cornish

Helen Cornish
Owner: 
Helen Cornish
Location: 
SA
Maker
Maker: 
Lillian Adair
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
Patchwork quilt in the Log Cabin pattern, each square 14cm x 14cm, made of used cotton fabrics with a fine wool fabric as the centre square of each. Colours are mainly reds, blues, greens and maroon, and pastels, in prints and plains. Quilt has a wide border of dark blue cotton with mitred corners. The padding is black and white mattress ticking, and the backing is the same dark blue cotton as the border. Machine stitched.
1770 x 1170mm
History: 

Made by Mrs Lillian Adair (1858 - 1945) in Broken Hill (NSW) approx. 1925. Owned by her, then by her daughter Eleanor Symonds (1883-1956), then by Eleanor's daughter Gwenith Byrne (1906-1996), then by Gwenith's daughter Helen Cornish.

Story: 

" have clear memories of the previous owners - my Great grandmother, Grandmother & Mother. I recall the quilt being in daily use until 1960."
[Helen Cornish]

Lillian Adair, approx. 80
Lillian Adair, approx. 80
Eleanor Symonds, 23
Eleanor Symonds, 23
Gwenith Byrne, 82
Gwenith Byrne, 82
Lillian & Eleanor's home, Dulwich (SA)
Lillian & Eleanor's home, Dulwich (SA)
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