HistoryMade in the late 1940s in Kalgoorlie Western Australia by Olive Lawer, who owns the quilt. "Made to occupy time waiting for husband to return from shift work in mines at Boulder [near Kalgoorlie WA]. Fabrics mainly silks or rayons. Many provided by dressmaker aunt in Perth WA, who sent bags of scraps. Some stitching perished and some patches of fabric have deteriorated. Lining and border, faded and stained."
[Gwen Cordinglay, 18 December 1997]
DescriptionPatchwork quilt made from hexagon patches in silks and rayons, in pinks, blues, red, yellow mainly, with pastels. No padding. Bordered and backed with green satin.
1829 x 1372mm