Register No.328SB
OwnerSue Batzloff
Location QLD
MakerEileen Alexander
Origin AUSTRALIA VIC
Pattern Utilitarian Patchwork
Date1945 or 1946
Dimensions (H x W in cm)135 x 127

History

Made in 1945 or 1946 by Eileen (Helen) Alexander in Warrandyte, Victoria, as a child's quilt. Owned by her daughter Sue Batzloff (born Alexander). Eileen (Helen) Alexander used a treadle sewing machine [that is] still in the family, to make this and other quilts and all family clothing. Eileen is a competent knitter, embroiderer, mender etc. and there are examples extant of her work.

Description

Patchwork quilt for a child made from suiting pieces from the Castlemaine Woollen Mills in Victoria. One side has dark rectangles in greys and navy, the other side uses pieces in light browns, cream and rust, with dark grey. The edging is also made from suiting. No padding. Machine sewn.
1347 x 1271mm

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