Quilt No.486CB - Christine Barnes

Christine Barnes
Owner: 
Christine Barnes
Location: 
VIC Melbourne
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
USA
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Cotton quilt with rosettes of hexagons. There is a centre hexagon with a surround of 6 hexagons in a contrasting pattern and then an outer row of 12 hexagons in a different pattern. Between each rosette is a single row of hexagons in a print common to the whole quilt. The materials are typical of the 60s period. There is a deep aqua border. It is machine quilted. The backing is cotton.
2515 x 1829mm
History: 

Purchased by the owner in West Virginia in 1967. Said to have been made by an elderly lady in the 'backwoods'.

Story: 

"Both quilts were bought when living in the USA in the 1960s. Until that period I had not heard about quilts. Many friends showed me their quilts which had been handed down for generations or were made specifically for the individual. The majority had the maker and the date sewn on the quilt, in some cases conspicuously in other cases unconspicuously."
[Christine Barnes 19.4.1999]

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