29/03/2022

Unpicked Jumper Wagga

Multicoloured wagga style quilt. The quilt’s top layer is made from unpicked knitted woollen jumpers. These jumpers are in a variety of colours including yellow, blue, green, and red. Some blocks are a single colour, while others have been knitted with a different secondary colour such as grey or white to give noise. The quilt

24/03/2022

Tartan Fabric Sample

The top layer of the quilt consists of five distinct rows of tartan samples appliqued together. The rows of tartan samples are broken with a boarder of white, grey, and brown fabric which runs in parallel lines. This fabric is also used to bind the quilt together at the edges. The internal insulating fabric of

23/03/2022

Chicken Feed Wagga

Wagga style quilt made with a Appliqué top layer of gunny sacks that once held chicken feed, flour, and potatoes. The insulating internal material is not known. The backing fabric is made from a cream woollen blanket. The edges are bound with a material of a red and white plaid. The gunny sacks are quilted

07/06/2021

Dressed in Memories IV

Woollen quilt made from recycled woollen fabric with applique design in cotton embroidery floss.

07/06/2021

Red Blanket Wagga

Eucalyptus dyed woolen blanket base with salvaged fabrics hand sewn to create a patchwork effect. The eucalyptus dye has been used to create different tones of brown and red throughout the design with further dyeing used to create leaf imprints on the fabrics. A running stitch has been used to quilt the wagga, the stitching

30/01/2021

A Rollicking Good Laugh

Techniques: Machine ‘quilt as you go’, rough edge machine appliqué, hand finished. (2006)

30/01/2021

Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

Technique: Raw edged, check and tartan samples assembled with little manipulation. Machine sewn to a cotton backing allowing for some fraying. The backing of the quilt is assembled using squares of left over pyjama material. Buttons: some in the shape flowers are hand attached through the three layers. The tails are made from a spool

28/01/2021

Ode to the Shearer

Technique: Wool and some wool/blend on wool blanket with embellishing machine, hand knitted wool samplers using home spun wool and one commercial spun sampler, hand stitched edging. Home dyed with natural plant dyes or left in their natural state. Three layers ‘tied’ together. No machine stitching. Materials: 95% pure wool. 5% cotton/blends. Black and white

28/01/2021

Colours of the Day – Evening

Technique: Hand appliqué and threads add to the surface texture. Hand pressed leaf printing and painting and screen printing on borders from leaves collected locally. Materials: Satin, silk, cotton, blends, velvet, corduroy.

28/01/2021

Colours of the Day – Noon

Technique: Hand appliqué and threads add to the surface texture. Hand pressed leaf printing and painting and screen printing on borders from leaves collected locally. Materials: Satin, silk, cotton, blends, velvet, corduroy.

28/01/2021

Colours of the Day – Sunrise

Technique: Hand appliqué and threads add to the surface texture. Hand pressed leaf printing and painting and screen printing on borders from leaves collected locally. Materials: Satin, silk, cotton, blends, velvet, corduroy. Preferred Triptych horizontal installation 900 x 3420mm Individual 900 x 1140

28/01/2021

Line On Line

Technique: Cutting blocks from samples then assembled by strip piecing. These were laid over wadding and a backing of calico. Top left panel of strips were laid and assembled in the ‘quilt-as-you-go’ method and then machine appliquéd around the edge. Hand quilted with crochet thread and hand finished. Materials: Wool and upholstery samples of various

28/01/2021

The Pokies’

Technique: Raw edge pieces, with minimum cutting of the material. Rough blanket stitched hand appliqué with hanging threads onto a thin wadding and a cotton/poly backing. Materials: 100% wool, crochet thread. 1200 x 910mm

10/06/2020

Wholecloth Quilt

Wholecloth functional quilt. Cretonne type material both sides. Centre is a blanket with sheeting or cotton fabric sewn to both sides ie. between the blanket and cretonne. It is machine stitched. There are gaps in one side through which the layers are visible. 1677 x 1423 mm

24/10/2019

By Wagga Design

27/06/2018

Mary Studholme’s Wagga

One side of this whole cloth quilt is a single piece of cretonne or similar with a pattern of autumn leaves. The other side is patched pieces of curtaining. The padding is old clothing, mainly knits, with some pieces of men’s suiting showing through tears in the backing, tacked to random pieces of curtain material.

07/05/2018

Woollen Wagga

The quilt is a simple design consisting of forty-eight 20 cm squares stitched together in rows of squares 6 x 8. The quilt is made of wool and a good variety of fabrics were available to the maker. The fabrics consist of a tartan, checks, plaids, plains, wool crepe, tweed and one block with a

18/04/2018

Woollen Wagga

The Wagga is double sided and has an inner layer. It is in excellent condition. The Wagga contains a great variety of woollen fabrics: including tweeds, khaki army uniform, herringbone, plaids, stripes and checks. It is machined stitched and has some machine stitching to hold the three layers together. There is no binding, indicating the

10/11/2017

Camping Wagga

10/11/2017

Double Sided Patchwork Rug

“Patchwork Rugs When my husband was seriously hurt in a road accident in 1956 he was in hospital for a year then another two years recovering until he was fit enough to get a permanent job. There were no Government handouts to needy families then so you had to do your best to balance the

10/11/2017

Cot Quilt

The material was originally purchased to make curtains but was used to make this functional cot quilt instead. Heather McClounan said of her mother: “My mother was a very thrifty person, as there were five children in our family, born between 1929 and 1939. I fancy it (the quilt) was necessity. She made this quilt

10/11/2017

Patchwork Rug

“Patchwork Rugs When my husband was seriously hurt in a road accident in 1956 he was in hospital for a year then another two years recovering until he was fit enough to get a permanent job. There were no Government handouts to needy families then so you had to do your best to balance the

10/11/2017

Cot Quilt