Quilt No.868AG - Annette Gero

Annette Gero
Owner: 
Annette Gero
Location: 
NSW Sydney
Maker
Maker: 
Catherine McDonald
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1881 - 1900
Description: 
9 separate blocks of Crazy patchwork with velvet borders and sashings. Materials are mainly silks and satins and there is some embroidery.
1940 x 1600mm
History: 

The quilt was made by Catherine Mary McDonald (Katie) at Mussellbrook NSW probably in the 1890s. She gave it, and her bible, to Laura Thompson (a friend) when she had to go to hospital and knew she wouldn't recover. In the early 60s Laura Thompson gave the quilt and bible to her daughter, Laurel Riddler. The quilt is now in the collection of Annette Gero.

Story: 

"Catherine Mary McDonald (Katie) was born in 1864 and died unmarried in 1943 at Muswellbrook. Her parents were Farquhar McDonald and Mary McRae. They arrived from Invernesshire on the 10th December 1854 on the 'St. Helena'. Katie was one of 8 children. Her own mother died in 1874 and in 1879 her father remarried, Sarah Judd�.." [Annette Gero]

Katie McDonald
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