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Samples of Averil Colby's patchwork containing pieced and appliqued flowers which are unfinished. These samples were left on her work table and donated to The Quilters' Guild when Averil died in 1983.
Averil Colby was a British quilt historian and quiltmaker, and author of three books on patchwork and quilting. Her distinctive style was to create complicated bouquets and swags from the careful arrangement of floral printed hexagons and diamonds.She had a great influence over the patchwork being produced in the 1950s and 60s. Her research and work was very important, as it was being produced at a time when the crafts of patchwork and quilting were generally disregarded.
64cm x 77cm
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