Quilt No.649NG - Norma Gilchrist

Norma Gilchrist
Owner: 
Norma Gilchrist
Location: 
NSW Riverina
Maker
Maker: 
Norma Gilchrist
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Cotton quilt with overall pattern of hexagons joined to make 'flowers'. Brown paper templates were used. All hexagons are hand stitched including on to the blue border which was then machined on to the same blue headcloth backing. The materials used were mainly scraps, including some from an aunt of the present owner, and are in a wide variety of patterns and colours. There is no quilting.
2110 x 1700mm
History: 

This quilt was made by Norma Gilchrist and possibly her mother, Sylvia Schleibs, in the Temore district NSW c.1955. It is owned by Norma Gilchrist and is still used.

Story: 

Norma and her mother Sylvia had previously made a hexagon quilt together and Norma made this one to match as she wanted 2 for the spare beds. It is possible her mother Sylvia helped.

Norma at 'Spring Valley' 1960s
Norma at 'Spring Valley' 1960s
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