Made in about 1963 by Elsie Roberts while living in Box Hill South, Victoria. It is known as the 'Dogwood' pattern. Owned by Elsie Roberts. "This was the second quilt I made. It was a quilt pack imported by George's of Collins Street, Melbourne from Mountain Mist USA. We were extending our house at the time and I showed the carpenter a photo of a quilt on a large quilting frame and asked him to make me one. The frame is still used occasionally for quilting and displays. The quilt was used for years and washed often. The supplied binding was only bias binding and is showing wear. Also the appliqué has faded."
[Elsie Roberts 1997]
Quilt is made of white cotton with a diamond set applique pattern of brown tipped pink dogwood blossoms with green leaves in the centre. Hand appliquéd. The centre is hand quilted with cross hatching and the borders are quilted with feathered cables and circular patterns. Padding is Mountain Mist polyester, the backing is of white cotton. The quilt edges are bound with pink bias binding.
2180 x 1860mm