The quilt was made by Olive Goldie Dingley Creek (born 1924) in 1964 in Maryland United States of Ameriac. It was given to Gene (Eugene) and Margery Creek for a wedding gift and the quilt was brought to Australia in 1976 when the Creeks decided to live in Australia on a semi permanent basis. It is still used.
"Mountain Mist cotton batting was sold in a white paper bag [and] on the paper was printed a variety of quilt patterns. This pattern however, was provided by my neighbour Viola Stottermeyer of Western Maryland USA. This quilt was made as a technical challenge. The Home Makers' group/club were constructing Double Wedding Ring by hand. I decided that if you could put in a sleeve ie a curve you could construct Double Wedding Ring pieces by machine. And I did! This was the start of encouraging my mother to move away from utility quilts and concentrate on making pretty quilts. My mother Estella Goldie Hendershot Dingley (1898-1976) made many quilts and quilt tops in her lifetime. Estella made 100 or so quilts and tops from this time on."
[Olive Goldie Dingley Creek, 27 September 1997]
Double Wedding Ring cotton pieced quilt. Machine constructed and hand quilted. Padding is Mountain Mist cotton. The backing is unbleached calico.
2160 x 1855 mm