Quilt No.654JL - Joyce Lloyd

Joyce Lloyd
Owner: 
Joyce Lloyd
Location: 
QLD South West
Maker
Maker: 
Joyce Lloyd
Made in
AUSTRALIA ENGLAND
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Hand pieced quilt of mainly cotton hexagons with 7 forming a 'flower' in a pattern often called 'Grandmother's Flower Garden'. The backing is glazed chintz and the padding is American polyester.
3000 x 1430mm
History: 

Made by Joyce Lloyd c.1970 and owned by her. It was started in Canberra and worked on while travelling on the motorways in England and Scotland with her husband Peter.
"This quilt was begun in Canberra while Peter (my husband) was head of the UK scientific services in Australia, that was Woomera and other testing sites. I joined the Canberra diplomatic corps quilters group and began my scrap quilt. I took the quilt pieces to America on our trip home to UK. I ran out of reading material and sewing material and asked my husband if I could have his pyjama leg bottoms. He said 'no, but you can have my snuff handkerchief instead'."
[Joyce Lloyd 26.4.98]

Joyce Lloyd 1998
Joyce Lloyd 1998
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