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‘Car Rug’ Quilt

  • Owner:
    Glenda Wilkinson
  • Location:
  • Maker:
    Olive Budden
  • Pattern:
  • Pattern:
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 95
    Width: 79


The quilt was made in 1965 by Miss Olive Budden who lived at the "Strathallen Home for the Aged" in Macleod, Melbourne Victoria. Olive Budden gave it to Glenda Wilkinson, the present owner. "Miss Olive Budden, maker of this quilt, had access to offcuts from a coat factory. She made scores of quilts from these and took great pleasure in giving them to her friends and acquaintances. This was given to me for my children to use as a "car rug" in the days before cars were heated." [Glenda Wilkinson, 21 October 1998]


Small quilt made from pieces of heavy weight woollen coat material cut into strips and machined together. It is reversible. Each side is made from different materials but in similar colours of aqua, blue, green and beige. The two layers are quilted together with a few machined lines of straight stitching. It has a folded and machine stitched edge. There is no padding.
950 x 790mm

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