Collection2001 National Quilt Register Collection by PWHPioneer Women's Hut Heritage Quilt Collection
Owner The Pioneer Women's Hut
Location Tumbarumba NSW Australia
Maker Mrs Toose
Origin new-south-wales
Pattern Utilitarian Patchwork Pieced
Date 1900-1939
Dimensions (H x W in cm) 193 x 153


Mrs Toose made this quilt in Moss Vale New South Wales c. 1930. She made many for sale and Mrs Reynolds purchased this one and passed it on to her daughter-in-law. It was used mainly on the boy's beds and later camping and in an open sided car in 1947. It was kept in the linen press at 'Book Book' near Wagga Wagga NSW for years until it was donated to The Pioneer Women's Hut. It is displayed occasionally at the museum.

Mrs Toose's husband was a draper and tailor and provided the sample books from which the quilts were made. Mrs Reynolds remarked, "my husband would never hear of it (the rug) being thrown out or given to the Smith family". She referred to it as a 'bush rug'.


Machine pieced patchwork top of tailor's samples with a backing of patches of furnishing materials. There is no padding.

1930 x 1530 mm


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