OwnerThe Embroiderers' Guild of South Australia Inc. Museum
Location SA
MakerIda Summers
Origin south-australia
Pattern Wholecloth Embroidered
Date1900-1939
Dimensions (H x W in cm)201 x 191

History

This Adelaide Chronicle wildflower quilt was made by Miss Ida Summers in South Australia c. 1933. It was later owned by Mrs Jennifer Alde and is now in the collection of The Embroiderers' Guild of South Australia Inc. Museum. "Miss Ida Summers worked for Jean Mattic of Terowie SA in the 1930s on a sheep station. Among her duties, she helped the children with their correspondence lessons. During the war, she joined the Air Force. She learnt painting/pencil and wash from Ruth Tuck."
[The Curator, Embroiderers' Guild of SA Inc. 19 January 1999]

Description

Wholecloth quilt in white cotton voile with alternating designs of Australian wildflowers worked in multi coloured cottons and shadow work. It is backed with yellow voile. There is no padding.
2010 x 1910mm

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