Quilt No.432AS - Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith
Owner: 
Amanda Smith
Location: 
QLD North
Maker
Maker: 
Mrs Buckley
Made in
AUSTRALIA SA
Date: 
1901 - 1920
Description: 
Unfinished crazy parchwork quilt using a wide variety of mainly cotton scraps in patterns and plains. Machine sewn on to calico base.
1956 x 1677mm
History: 

This unfinished quilt was made by Mrs. Buckley, the great gandmother of the present owner, in South Australia early this century. It was then owned by her daughter Gwendalyn Zelma Blanche Hynes (grandmother of Amanda Smith) until 1989 when Amanda claimed it just 10 days before Gwendalyn's death. It is not used now.

Story: 

"My grandmother would tell me about her mother (my great grandmother) making quilts on her treadle machine. She had 14 children (my GGM) and used sewing as an escape and necessity of life.
[Amanda Smith 15.3.98]

Amanda Smith
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