Quilt No.154DT - Dorothy Taylor

Dorothy Taylor
Owner: 
Dorothy Taylor
Location: 
VIC North East
Maker
Maker: 
Betty Searle
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1940 - 1970
Description: 
Patchwork quilt made of hexagons in printed cottons, colours predominantly red, blue pink, brown and yellow. Handsewn. Attached to a white cotton backing. Cotton padding.
1829 x 1829mm
History: 

Quilt started by Betty Searle in Yackandandah (Victoria) 1970. After her death in 1992 the quilt was given to her sister Dorothy Taylor who completed it. Owned by her sister Win Nolan.

Story: 

Betty Searle "Born in Yackandandah & lived nmost of her life there. The maker was left the job of bringing up 5 girls who had lost their mother. Betty was a good sewer & made all their clothes in the 1930s. She lived in retirement in a Stone Cottage in Yackandandah & spent every Sunday at the Museum helping. It was in that time - 1970 - she commenced the Quilt. After her death in 1992 the Quilt was given to me to complete I put it aside a couple of times because I knew also that Betty had run into trouble. I got to & sorted it out by lying it on the floor & adding piece by piece until I got a square. It gave me great pleasure to complete it for Win."
[Dorothy Taylor 22.10.96]

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