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

Materials Recycled wool garments sourced from the local op shop; wool blankets; wool blanket for wadding; cotton flour sacks, ticking, money bag and reproduction fabric from my stash. Techniques Piecing, hand stitching, machine stitching. A facing has been used to finish the edge. 156 cm x 106 cm

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

10/11/2017

Sugar Bag Quilt

Edith Perrott, born Bartholomew, (1879 -1970) of Tumbarumba NSW made this child’s quilt for her grand-daughter Rosemary in 1945. She had previously made a larger quilt with a bag centre when her son Glen and Peggy were married in 1943.

10/11/2017

Patchwork Rug

“Patch Work 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

10/11/2017

Utilitarian Cot Quilt

” Money was tight. It was cold and I made up something to keep him (my son) warm. My husband (first) was a shearer and seasonal worker and it was just after the shearers’ strike. He (my husband) didn’t like work much. I first heard about and saw ‘Wagga’ quilts while I was staying with

10/11/2017

Wagga Rug

Joyce Lacey remembers sleeping under the quilt was uncomfortable due to the weight of it. The quilt has been used for moving furniture and sent to Scout camp with Joyce’s son Graham when he was younger. “My mother Ivy’s mother was a very good sewer however she would not allow my mother to use the

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

Utilitarian Quilt

Eric Ireland, son of Emily, the first maker was orphaned when he was 12 years old. Eric took his quilt (now the padding) with him as he moved from relative to relative and also when he went on long walks (200 miles) along the eastern seaboard.

10/11/2017

Wholecloth Quilt

No other information but owner writes “The concept of a Wagga blanket has been adopted by family members in recent years to recycle blankets.”

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

Patchwork Rug

“Patch Work 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

10/11/2017

Patchwork Quilt

The quilt was made from Murray Grant’s work trousers, and was made to cover the mattress on a cane ‘day bed’ on an enclosed verandah. “Mary Grant was always resourceful and disliked waste in any form.”

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