Owner Betty Johnson
Location NSW
Maker Betty Johnson
Origin new-south-wales
Pattern Patchwork Pieced Geometric
Date 1950-1959
Dimensions (H x W in cm) 135 x 80


Betty Johnson made this quilt/rug in 1954 when her son Kenneth was going to The Kookaburra Kindergarten in Coleman Street, Wagga Wagga NSW. The children had a sleep on canvas stretchers. The seal motif on the back was for easy identification and matched the symbol on Kenneth's locker.


Pieced wool quilt, machined. Rectangles and squares, from a wide variety of materials including tartans, checks, tweeds, herringbones, joined in strips and then the strips joined. The backing is scraps of woollen material with a seal motif aookiqued on. There is no padding.
1350 x 800mm


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