On this day in 1923 my mother Sheila Maura Doyle was born in Leeton NSW. These two photos in the late 1940's were taken by my father when we lived at Chinaman's Beach In Sydney.
Mum grew up on the family farm at Wambulgal near Yenda and in 1942 she enlisted in the Army and spent the next three years in North Queensland.After her discharge she married Iain McDougall and had Christine,Louise and Andrew. My parents divorced in 1963 and Mum married Joe McMenamin and my youngest sister Cathy was born.
When we were in Tasmania recently I went on a Cruise around Macquarie Harbour and at this stage the going was a bit rough.It is where Macquarie Harbour and the Great Southern Ocean meet and the convicts who were transported to Sarah Island used to call this Hell's Gate.
I have just realised this quilt is twenty years old, it is called the view from Anne's place and was made at a Judy Turner workshop at Caroline Price's woolshed in March 1997. The method was a strip pieced landscape and was machine pieced and quilted with the fences done with machine embroidery after the quilting was done. The original photo was taken at my cousin Anne's home at Nanango Queensland but the view reminded me of the views of the Mountains from Bathurst.
Not only is there a contrast in colours between the greens,blue and white but the contrast between the peaceful serene atmosphere in contrast to the sheer horror of the blood shed at Ypres on the Western Front in WW1.