Stratford Historical Society and Museum

News from the Stratford Historical Society and Museum, in Stratford, Gippsland, Victoria. We are open Tuesdays from 10am to 3pm, and the fourth Sunday of the month from 2pm to 4pm. Our postal address is P.O. Box 145, Stratford, 3862.

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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Archie's Quilt

The Society recently received a donation of Archie's Quilt from the Luxford family. Archibald James Bower enlisted in World War I in November 1915, and was killed in action in France in August 1916.

Before Archie left Australia, he drew designs on linen for his mother, Harriet Bower nee Harper, to embroider a quilt - mainly flowers, butterflies and moths.

Mrs Bower finished the quilt, which was then used for many years by her grandson, Archibald William Luxford. He went to sleep every night, knowing the designs were drawn by the uncle he had never known, after whom he had been named.


Blogger Essendonian said...

That's a lovely story, and a lovely piece of craft.

12:26 AM  

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