Quilt No.56LC - Lyn Cross

Owner: 
Lyn Cross
Location: 
NSW North West Slopes
Maker
Maker: 
Selina Morrison
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
Quilt of hexagon patchwork, with nylon wadding. To fit a queen size bed.
2100 x 2100mm
History: 

Quilt was made by owner's grandmother, Selina Morrison, in Tamworth, probably in the early 1930s. Lyn Cross, the owner, is Selina's granddaughter.

Story: 

The hexagon quilt was two thirds completed by Selina Morrison. It was finished by her granddaughter' Lyn cross, who had saved some of the hexagon papers, and used the original fabric, to complete it. It is used on Lyn's queen size bed.

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