Quilt No.700WR - Anne Langford

Anne Langford
Owner: 
Anne Langford
Location: 
VIC Melbourne
Maker
Maker: 
Wendy Ritchie
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Hexagon quilt with rosettes centred in an all over diamond pattern. It is hand pieced and hand quilted. All the materials are either linen or pure cotton. The quilt is padded with batting (American) and the backing is floral cotton.
2360 x 1800mm
History: 

This quilt was made by Wendy Ritchie in Melbourne in 1965 for her daughter Anne Elizabeth born in 1964. It has always been owned by Anne (now Langford). It was on her bed from 1966 until 1998 but is not used now.

Story: 

The linen in the quilt is "embroidered Swiss linen of which my 'going away frock' was made. (I was married on 1/2/57.) I also wore that frock to a garden party at Buckingham Palace in 1958. The other cotton prints were either 'purpose bought' or scraps from dresses I had made my two small daughters��..
I (the maker of the quilt) embroidered from the first grade at school. Joined the Embroiderers Guild Vic in 1962. Served on the committee and was President from 1980-1983 inclusive. I have taught many techniques starting with English Patchwork in the late 1960s and including a variety of creative techniques in both design and painting/dyeing, machine embroidery and hand stitchery. I was born in Geelong in 1933."
[Wendy Ritchie Melbourne 9.10.00]

Hexagon from 'going away frock' material
Hexagon from 'going away frock' material
Quilt maker Wendy Ritchie 1960s
Quilt maker Wendy Ritchie 1960s
Anne Elizabeth, for whom the quilt was made, 1967
Anne Elizabeth, for whom the quilt was made, 1967
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