Register No.244EJ
OwnerElla Jarvis
Location SA
MakerMrs Gagle
Origin AUSTRALIA SA
Pattern Patchwork Pieced Medallion
Datec. 1970-1975
Dimensions (H x W in cm)152 x 141

History

Made by a Mrs Gagle of Murray Bridge South Australia around 1970-1975, to raise funds for a school. Owned by Ella Jarvis. "We wondered if you would be interested in this Wagga I have and use over my lounge. About 20 years ago, as fund raising for a school in Murray Bridge, a lady was making them and selling them. Using scraps of material and old blankets for filling etc. Mrs Gagle made lots of them and they are scattered around Australia. Used a treadle sewing machine. Mrs Gagle would have been in her late 70s then."
[Ella Jarvis]

Description

Patchwork frame quilt with frame design on both sides, made from print and plain cottons. Front has blue floral rectangle with a bright blue scalloped frame, then two blue floral frames, a dark blue frame, a purple patterned frame, and two outer borders in blue, black and yellow prints. Reverse has centre of turquoise, with a frame of orange and blue prints, a pointed border of dark blue, a wide frame of pale blue print, then three borders on orange, blue, brown and white prints. Filling is old blankets.
1520 x 1410mm

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