Quilt No.338HR - Heather Roobol

Heather Roobol
Owner: 
Heather Roobol
Location: 
NSW North West Slopes
Maker
Maker: 
Elizabeth Lawrence
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
Patchwork quilt has three centre squares, one in blue/white/brown in a cross pattern, one in framed square, one with diagonal strips in a pink frame. The rest of the quilt is made from strips of rectangles in different sizes sewn in rows. There is a narrow pieced frame, then an outer border of pieced rectangles. Mostly pastel colours. No padding. Backing is calico. There is a little embroidery.
2160 x 1601mm
History: 

Made by Elizabeth Anne Lawrence (born Warr) 1872-1963, at Massey's Creek, near Singleton (NSW), probably before the 1930s. Previously owned by her daughter Martha Everett, now owned by Elizabeth's grand-daughter and Martha's niece Heather Roobol.

Story: 

"I found it on my aunt's bed (Martha Everett) or rather it was being being used UNDER her mattress to protect the mattress from the wire mesh support of the bed. When I asked her if I could have it (early 80s) she replied 'What do you want that old thing for?' "
[Heather Roobol 5.7.97]

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