Register No.1065ML
OwnerMargaret Luke
Location SA
MakerDoreen Alice Shelton
Origin AUSTRALIA SA
Pattern Patchwork Pieced Embroidered
Date1935-1936
Dimensions (H x W in cm)

History

The quilt was made by Doreen Alice Shelton (later East) aged 16/17 for the South Australian Centenary. It is now owned by her daughter. It is used very occasionally. "Doreen Alice Shelton (aged 17 or 16 at the time) was instructed by an adoring aunt, often under the old apple tree in 8th Ave St. Peters South Australia. She completed the quilt in 1935-1936 for South Australia's centenary in which parade she participated as one of four crinoline ladies of the year."
[Margaret Luke]

Description

Adelaide Chronicle kit quilt of Australian wildflowers embroidered on squares of sandy coloured cotton. The quilt had a green border that is now being replaced.

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