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

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.

19/01/2018

Tulip Quilt

10/11/2017

Wholecloth Quilt

Emily and Charles Clarke were married in 1890 and had 10 children. They lived all their lives at ‘Arneville’ in the Yass district of NSW and the cross bred wool used in this quilt came from the property. Ivy, for whom the quilt was made, used it until about 1978 when it was too heavy

10/11/2017

Camping Wagga

10/11/2017

Wholecloth Quilt

“It was the custom to have quilts such as these laid out on a frame, so that any member of the household with a little time to spare could add some more stitching.” Mr. McDonough became known as a builder of quality homes in Adelaide especially in the suburbs of Springbank

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

Durham Quilt

“Hannah Reed died at the age of 77 in 1892. At that time she was living with her daughter Ruth; her granddaughter Lavinia was 12 years old. On 8 February 1983, Lavinia McFadyen wrote: ‘My Grandmother Reed was a thrifty, hardworking lady and was left a widow when Grandpa died at 55 years. I’d say

10/11/2017

Cot Quilt

10/11/2017

Durham Quilt

“My grandmother was born in 1883, one of eight children. Four of the boys were born in Medomsley, and likely the other children were born in the near vicinity. The family tree (Oley – great grandmother’s maiden name) shows birth dates going back to 1670 in that area. My mother was born in 1903, in

10/11/2017

Cottunata Quilt

The quilt was called ‘cottunata’, it was used on the bed in winter time.”

10/11/2017

Hand Quilted Northumberland Quilt

“Hannah Reed died at the age of 77 in 1892. At that time she was living with her daughter Ruth; her granddaughter Lavinia was 12 years old. On 8 February 1983, Lavinia McFadyen wrote: ‘My Grandmother Reed was a thrifty, hardworking lady and was left a widow when Grandpa died at 55 years. I’d say

10/11/2017

Embroidered Quilt

Mrs. May was a member of the Australian-American Association in the 1960s and was a keen sewer.

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

Chinese Quilt

10/11/2017

Child’s Quilt

10/11/2017

Cot Quilt

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

Medallion Quilt

This quilt was recoverd about 1920 to make it thicker but a lot of the material was eaten by mice and the rest turned to dust. The original quilt was then carefully washed and survived. Karolyn Eastwell (the previous owner) had 5 children before she was 20 and a total of 14 children.