Quilt No.423BB - Barbara Bullock

Barbara Bullock
Owner: 
Barbara Bullock
Location: 
QLD South West
Maker
Maker: 
Elizabeth Hart
Made in
AUSTRALIA QLD
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
This Adelaide Chronicle quilt or cover is made from white cotton headcloth. A double band of green headcloth 105mm wide is attached with hemstitching. The top is divided into 225 x 210mm blocks also with green hemstitching. Each alternate block features stylised leatherwood flower and leaves and is embroidered in apricot stranded cotton. The alternate blocks feature other Australian wild flowers. The cover is entirely hand sewn. There is no backing.
2170 x 1970mm
History: 

Elizabeth Hart made the cover when she was living on a farm north of Toowooomba Qld. It passed by maternal descent to L.Bach her daughter and then to the present owner Barabara Bullock, Elizabeth's grand-daughter. It is not used now and is on loan to the Rosalie Shire Historical Musum for display purposes only.

Story: 

"As mentioned, this quilt was entirely hand made. My grand parents had settled here on the Darling Downs in 1902, previously having lived in South Australia. They still had the Adelaide Chronicle sent weekly and this is where my grandmother obtained the wild flower designs, getting a different one each week as they were published. There was no electricity on the farm so this would have been worked with the aid of a kerosene lamp. Daylight hours were certainly not used for such frivolities as fancy work and not a stitch would be sewn on Sunday."
[Barbara Bullock 24.11.97]

The Hart sisters. Alice, Barbara, Linley and Lorna
The Hart sisters. Alice, Barbara, Linley and Lorna
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