Quilt No.222RA - Rozanne Andrew

Rozanne Andrew
Owner: 
Rozanne Andrew
Location: 
SA
Maker
Maker: 
Bertha Fechner
Made in
AUSTRALIA SA
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Patchwork crazy quilt of late 40s and early 50s. Pieces are from curtains, tablecloth,other kitchen type fabrics in cotton, seersucker and linen. Colours are mainly reds, greens, blues, and pastels, in prints and plain. Herringbone stitch is worked around the edge of each patch. No filling. The backing is calico with one edge in a piece of coloured cotton from the front; the calico was a little small for the top.
2020 x 1400mm
History: 

Made by the owner's grandmother, Bertha Fechner, at Loxton, SA in the early 1950s, no later than 1953. Owned by Rozanne Andrew.

Story: 

"Further on from last correspondence regarding information on 3 quilts I own from my paternal grandmother. � This is information on grandmother's life. Name - Bertha Fechner & Philip Fechner
D.O.B 19/5/1888 D. 20/12/73 D.O.B 1/6/1893 D. 5/12/46
Lived all their married [lives] at Loxton, South Australia, a town on the River Murray.
Both people of German descent but born in Australia.
Both very frugal in their use of food and possessions. Always preserved all their fruit, killed own animals, grown most of their fruit and vegetables. Grandmother of course made own clothes and many quilts in her lifetime. Many traditions from Germany passed down and carried on through the generations including language. Being able to knit, crochet, sew, embroider an essential part of education. Strong church followers always.
� Grandfather was a blacksmith and wheelright. Grandmother did 'home duties".
[Letter from Rozanne Andrew 20.12.95]

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