In search of origin of a Kimberley-made quilt

Susan Little, who quilts with the Fort Steele Hand Quilters, has a thriller she’d like Kimberley quilters to assist clear up.

“I quilt with the Fort Steele Hand Quilters group,” Little stated. “We’re one of many “displays” on the Fort. We maintain a standard quilting bee in Lambi Home.’

Little has a quilt high created by a lady in Kimberley, which her group is now hand quilting.

The historical past of the highest as she is aware of it’s that it was accomplished by a lady who handed away within the late Nineteen Nineties or early 2000s.

Her husband introduced the highest to Sew Inventive considering he would have it completed (quilted and binding utilized) however determined towards the concept due to the associated fee.

Employees at Sew Inventive don’t bear in mind something past that. Little expects that the fabric used for the highest wasn’t new.

The husband left the highest on the retailer as a result of there wasn’t any household to provide it to. It lastly got here to Little in 2019.

“The sample is English paper pieced hexagons all accomplished by hand,” Little stated. “For this methodology the material scrap is basted on a hexagon kind – she lower hexagon shapes from {a magazine} – then the hexagons are hand sewn collectively. The journal was from England as there have been costs in kilos. There are 472 hexagons within the high, so she would have been engaged on it for some time.

“The material is dated and used – some may need been from sheets, clothes, aprons, curtains. There are a couple of items of Fortrel.

“We’re hoping somebody in Kimberley may need know the quilter. I do know it’s a long-shot as a result of her contemporaries can be fairly aged, however hopefully she had a couple of youthful contacts. She may need been a thrift shopper/even a volunteer.”

Little stated that her group is presently finishing the quilt and would love to have the ability to give credit score for this attention-grabbing masterpiece.

You probably have any concept on the origins of this quilt, contact Susan at 250-426-7223 or
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