Quilt No.343HSS - Hornsby Shire Historical Society

Owner: 
Hornsby Shire Historical Society
Location: 
NSW Sydney
Maker
Maker: 
Letitia Carroll
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
Unknown
Description: 
Patchwork quilt made from tailors' samples, constructed of 144 rectangles each approx. 100 x 160mm. Colours are greys, blues, browns, fawns, plains and patterned. At the top and bottom edges 16 same size rectangles have been folded in half. No filling. Backing is a cream and brown patterned flannelette.
1880 x 1260mm
History: 

Made by Letitia Carroll who was born in Gundagai about 1880. Previously owned by Norma Searle, now owned by the Hornsby Shire Historical Society.

Story: 

"Norma remembers this as an old rug used on a back verandah bed where the children played when she was a child growing up in Neutral Bay about 1926. Letitia Carroll had a younger brother Rupert who for a short time about 1900 - 1906 was apprenticed to a tailor in Gundagai. Family came to Sydney in 1906."
[Hornsby Shire Historical Society 1997]

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