Quilt No.1020GC - Gabrielle Carter

Gabrielle Carter
Owner: 
Gabrielle Carter
Location: 
WA Perth
Maker
Maker: 
Margaret Laidlaw
Made in
USA New York
Date: 
1881 - 1900
Description: 
Crazy quilt of velvet upholstery fabrics, and cigar ribbons with surface embroidery. Patches are outlined in embroidery stitches, and one patch has 'Dec 12 1886' on it. There is no padding, and the backing is cotton. 1720 x 1580 mm.
History: 

Made in 1886, by Margaret Laidlaw of Mt St Vincent, New York. She married Ernest Sturridge, a dental surgeon of Mandeville, Jamaica. They had six children. She moved to London England in 1897, and to Jamaica in 1932, and died in 1952 in Sussex UK. The quilt was then owned by Dr and Mrs Francis Sturridge, Hampstead,UK; and Dr and Mrs Jerome Sturridge, Harley Street, London. The quilt was brought to Australia in 1996, and is owned by Margaret Laidlow's great grand-daughter. Quilt is not used.

Gabrielle Carter with quilt
Gabrielle Carter with quilt
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