Quilt No.483RF - Rita Fiddian

Rita Fiddian
Owner: 
Rita Fiddian
Location: 
VIC Melbourne
Maker
Maker: 
Rita Fiddian
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt. Hexagons are from cotton and polyester material mostly from 'Reverse Garbage' Melbourne. Hand pieced by Rita Fiddian, the owner. Hand quilted. The padding is wool and the backing cotton.
3049 x 2109mm
History: 

"Rita made this quilt over a 15 year period starting in the early 70s. She did not know how to back and quilt it and put it away until 1998. Through the shop The Patchwork Gallery Heidelberg Vic then owned by Robyn Huntington, a *group of women worked for about 6 months together to hand quilt this quilt (no fee was charged). Rita was presented with the finished quilt in March 1999. She is now in her middle 80s." [Catherine Ringwood 10.3.1999]
*The women were Robyn Huntington, Jan Hird, Lee White, Pat McClelland, Vicki Fletcher, Faye Eddy and Cath Ringwood.

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