Quilt No.641CS - Celia Suddull

Owner: 
Celia Suddull
Location: 
NSW South East
Maker
Maker: 
Celia Suddull
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Quilt of cotton hexagons, 6 form the petals of a flower with 1 in the centre. There are approximately 138 flowers in the quilt. It is all hand stitched including the edges on to deep blue backing. Wide variety of materials patterned and plain. Some were dress samples from John Wild in Wagga and some from her mother's (Betty Johnson, Wagga Wagga) dressmaking. The hexagons were stitched on papers cut from a glass template made by Celia's brother.
2370 x 2690mm
History: 

This is Celia's (Johnson later Suddull) first quilt, commenced in the late 60s and finished 1970. She is self taught and it was made during nursing training at Sydney hospital and The Women's hospital at Paddington, mainly during night duty and days off. Celia has now made many quilts, sews constantly and enjoys many crafts. This quilt is now displayed as a wall hanging.

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