Quilt No.440EW - Elizabeth Williams

Elizabeth Williams
Owner: 
Elizabeth Williams
Location: 
VIC Northern
Maker
Maker: 
Celia Aitken
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Cotton quilt of plain and patterned hexagons, 6 joined to make a flower. The flowers are arranged in rows with single motifs filling the spaces. Hand sewn. The backing is heavy red cotton material. There is no padding.
2490 x 1803mm
History: 

The quilt was made by Mrs. Celia Aitken, aunt of the present owner, as a gift in the early 1960s. Mrs. Aitken, now deceased, made it when she lived in Berwick Victoria The quilt has been in constant use since it was made.

Story: 

"The maker of the quilt was the daughter of a pioneer family who farmed land out of Monbulk Victoria then were forced to move as their property became the site of the now Silvan dam. They then moved to a property at Trafalgar Vic where Celia Aitken met and married Jack Aitken also from a pioneering family."
[Elizabeth Williams 4.6.98]

Celia and Jack Aitken
Celia and Jack Aitken
The house where the quilt is kept and used
The house where the quilt is kept and used
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