Quilt No.47TS - Teona Smith

Teona Smith
Owner: 
Teona Smith
Location: 
NSW Riverina
Maker
Maker: 
Amy Joan Baker
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Suffolk Puff or puff-ball quilt is made from scraps of dresses and pyjamas, mainly cottons, but also taffeta lining fabric, net, lurex, flocked organdie. The quilt is in bright clear colours, the fabric mostly in small prints, ginghams, different size spots, a few large prints, Chinese brocade, nylon. Puffs are 5cm across, and set 31 puffs across by 45 down. Puffs are squared off when whipstitched together, so corner holes are smaller than usual.
2180 x 1500mm
History: 

Made by Amy Joan Baker (Joan), c.1965, at 'Windowie' Farm, Gilmore via Tumut. Owned and used by Teona Smith, Batlow NSW.

Story: 

"Made in approx 1965 by Amy Joan Baker who at that time lived on a farm at 'Windowie', Gilmore Via Tumut. Mostly cotton but any kind of material went into it. Just needed to be fairly soft. There is no patchwork material, it is all scraps from dresses and pjs. It took a few years to make and was only worked on occasionally. The quilt is purely decorative & would provide very little warmth."
[Teona Smith]

Joan Baker, 1995
Joan Baker, 1995
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