Quilt No.933NC - Mrs Noleen Carthew

Mrs Noleen Carthew
Owner: 
Mrs Noleen Carthew
Location: 
SA Adelaide
Maker
Maker: 
Matilda Hutchinson
Made in
AUSTRALIA SA
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
A pictorial quilt entitled 'A Farmer's Home'. Wool, squares and oblongs pieced randomly. On these are appliqued pieces depicting aspects of family and farm life including the farm house, washing on the line, sheep, cattle, kangaroos. It is all hand sewn apart from the backing which is machined directly on to the top. The backing is red paisley cotton.
2090 x 1600mm
History: 

This pictorial quilt was made by Mrs. Matilda Hutchinson (born Loader) probably in the early 1920s. It was handed on in the family to Vera Matilda Beasley youngest child of Matilda and then to Noleen Carthew (born Beasley).

Story: 

Matilda Hutchinson (born Loader) was the grandmother of the present owner.
Matilda and her mother Emma sailed in 1895 on the 'Boniyong' to Freemantle W.A. and thence to the goldfields.
Later Matilda and her husband were gardeners and for some time were with the well known SA Playford family who for many years had cherry orchards in the Adelaide Hills.

Emma Loader with her 3 daughters, Harriett, Violet, Matilda (Rt)
Emma Loader with her 3 daughters, Harriett, Violet, Matilda (Rt)
Matilda Hutchinson 1950
Matilda Hutchinson 1950
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