Quilt No.666GH - Gail Hansen for P.Farthing

Gail Hansen for P.Farthing
Gail Hansen for P.Farthing
QLD South East
Alice Neverman Flynn
Made in
USA Wisconsin
1921 - 1940
Quilt of hand pieced (running stitch) hexagons formed into rosettes or 'flowers'. This pattern is commonly known as 'Grandmother's Flower Garden'. The materials are calico, plain and floral prints, some thought to be dress materials and some from flour'sacks'. The padding is cotton and the backing calico.
2160 x 1780mm

This quilt was made by Alice Neverman Flynn in Neillsville, Wisconsin, USA in the 1920s or 1930s. It was brought to Australia in 1944 by her elder son John and is now owned by Alice's grand-daughter. It is not used.


"Alice Flynn was born in Neillsville, Wisconsin, U.S.A December 13 1889 to German parents, she married Arthur Flynn in 1916 and had two sons and seven grandchildren. Her elder son, John, married an Australian in 1944 and moved to Australia in 1952, bringing the quilt with them. She made at least six quilts, applique and pieced. Her eldest granddaughter, Gail, (Australia) is the only grandchild to be an avid quilter. Gail has another Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt made by Alice Flynn and brought to Australia in 1980. The other quilts Alice made remain in the U.S.A. with a granddaughter and daughter-in-law."
[Gail Hansen 9.10.98]

Alice Neverman Flynn 1889-1981
Alice Neverman Flynn 1889-1981

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