Quilt No.340ER - Elsie Roberts

Elsie Roberts
Owner: 
Elsie Roberts
Location: 
NSW Riverina
Maker
Maker: 
Lucy Williams
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1901 - 1920
Description: 
Patchwork quilt has a centre of a square within a square, with rows of scraps added around it. The scraps are mainly cotton shirting fabrics and are cut in different sizes and shapes. The two long sides have a narrow red edging folded from the back. The other two sides have been 'bagged'. Filling is an unusual weave thought to be wool. Backing is a pink, red and beige floral cotton.
2080 x 1650mm
History: 

Made before 1930 by Lucy Elizabeth Williams at Cowes, Phillip Island Vic. Previously owned by Lucy's daughter-in-law Linda Williams, now owned by her grand-daughter Sue Mathews.

Story: 

"The Williams' family owned a general store at Cowes and the quilt was made from samples of fabric from the shop. Lucy was a tailoress but I think this was the only quilt she made. It is very worn as it was found under a mattress after Linda Williams died. �"
[Elsie Roberts 17.10.97]

Sue Mathews & quilt, mother Elsie Roberts
Sue Mathews & quilt, mother Elsie Roberts
Lucy Elizabeth & George Williams
Lucy Elizabeth & George Williams
Williams store, Cowes, Philip Island
Williams store, Cowes, Philip Island
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