Quilt No.353GE - Gillian Erratt

Gillian Erratt
Owner: 
Gillian Erratt
Location: 
NSW North West Slopes
Maker
Maker: 
Ann Blomfield
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Patchwork quilt made of pieced blocks in the 'Shoofly' pattern, in white cotton and a red, white and blue geometric cotton print. Alternate squares are in the print. The border is made of same size squares in the print. No padding. The backing is a sheet. Hand sewn.
1829 x 1829mm
History: 

Quilt top was started around 1900 in Colorado, USA, by Ann Blomfield. It was given to Gillian Erratt, Walcha (NSW) a member of the family, in the 1970s, by Ann's daughter-in-law Pat Blomfield.

Story: 

The quilt was started at the turn of the century and brought to Australia from Colorado (USA) by Ann Blomfield when she moved to the property, 'Cheyenne', Walcha (NSW). Many years later, in the 1970s, when her daughter-in-law Pat was leaving, her son gave it to the cleaning woman. The pieces were given to a member of the family, Gillian Erratt, who finished the quilt top.

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