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

10/11/2017

Wagga

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Wagga

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Wagga

Robert (1857-1935) and Margaret (1865-1950) Mays were married at Hartley NSW in 1884. Robert came to Australia from Norfolk (England) in 1879. Margaret was the daughter of Samuel Perry a convict transported to Australia in 1835. They were pioneers of the Rydal district near Lithgow NSW. Robert and Margaret had 12 children. Margaret (Maggie) (1897-1981)

10/11/2017

Domestic Wagga Rug

“Gil was the second eldest son of a family of four sons from Gloucestershire. He always had a hankering to see more of the World. Read about the ‘Dreadnought Scheme’ and applied for assisted passage. When first arriving in Australia in 1925, Gil, like every ‘boy’ who came out from England with the ‘Dreadnought Scheme’

10/11/2017

Domestic Wagga

“With the wool pack Wagga I may not have used two side pieces. One piece formed the top and side and the other piece side and bottom. The two pieces stitched together and the ends bound with coloured material to stop the ends unraveling. I think that’s how it went. We could not afford to

10/11/2017

Wagga

Agnes made this quilt, and 2 others, for her son when he flatted with his mates. When the mates moved on they took 2 of the quilts with them. This one survived because it was so heavy. It was stored in the shed and only used by her son on camping trips.

10/11/2017

Depression Wagga

“Lillian Head and her mother and aunts ran a ‘sweat shop’ in the back of their house in Petersham Sydney, where they stitched up vests (illegally) for extra cash. With the remains and spare suiting they made ‘depression’ waggas from the tailors’ samples and off cuts. These were made together with her mother, grandmother and

10/11/2017

Suiting Samples Quilt

“The quilt was made by Mrs. Caroline Mary West (nee Bray) in about 1930. Caroline was born on the 14 June 1872 and married a grazier, Everett Pearson West, in 1904. They lived on a property near Trundle, in the centre-west of New South Wales and had six children, four boys and two girls between

10/11/2017

Wagga Quilt

“I made it about 1956-7 when I was only a new wife and mother, living in Maffra away from my family & friends who we had left in Melb. In those years housing was impossible to obtain in Melb. & my new husband liked working in the country, so we made our move (have never

10/11/2017

Depression Wagga

“Lillian Head and her mother and aunts ran a ‘sweat shop’ in the back of their house in Petersham Sydney, where they stitched up vests (illegally) for extra cash. With the remains and spare suiting they made ‘depression’ waggas from the tailors’ samples and off cuts. These were made together with her mother, grandmother and

10/11/2017

Domestic Wagga

Robert (1857-1935) and Margaret (1865-1950) Mays were married at Hartley NSW in 1884. Robert came to Australia from Norfolk (England) in 1879. Margaret was the daughter of Samuel Perry a convict transported to Australia in 1835. They were pioneers of the Rydal district near Lithgow NSW. Robert and Margaret had 12 children. Margaret (Maggie) (1897-1981)

10/11/2017

Traditional Wagga Rug

Max and Mary liked camping with their 3 children and used the Wagga rugs on the camp stretchers in the tent.

10/11/2017

Domestic Wagga

Mary Robertson made this domestic Wagga rug for their 2 boys to use when they went camping.