Quilt No.395MO - Meg Orr

Meg Orr
Owner: 
Meg Orr
Location: 
NSW Sydney
Maker
Maker: 
Sarah Edith Smith
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
All over pattern of rows of hexagons with each unit made up of 4 hexagons each 45mm. Patterned and plain materials thought to date from the 1930s including cotton and linen dress materials, synthetics and synthetic crepe. It was an unfinished top and Meg Orr, the present owner, finished it by machine stitching some of the hexagon rosettes to the red twill background and stitching on a backing. There is no padding.
1740 x 1210mm.
History: 

The quilt was made by Sarah Edith Smith prior to 1942-3 in Sydney. It then passed to the present owner, Meg Orr.

Story: 

Sarah Edith Smith (1896 - 1974) lived in Randwick, Sydney when first married but then moved to Vaucluse. She was taught to quilt by her mother Mrs. Stewart. Mrs Smith was a painter until she married and also a national ice skater. She gave up quilting when the war started and became very involved with the Red Cross especially making many things for soldiers.

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