Collection2001 National Quilt Register Collection by PWH
Register No.416MC
OwnerMargery Creek
Location QLD
MakerOlive Creek
Origin Maryland USA
Pattern Patchwork Pieced Geometric
Date1964
Dimensions (H x W in cm)216 x 186

History

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]

Description

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

This is a historical record and cannot be modified.