HistoryMade in 1969-early 1970s by Barbara McCabe while living in Geelong Victoria. Owned by Barbara McCabe. Barbara and her husband David were school teachers and moved around Victoria, from Echuca to Research to Highton [in] Geelong. Barbara made a number of quilts in this style during the 1960s and early 1970s as bed coverings for the family. When they ended their life as bed coverings, they were/are used as car boot liners, packing around furniture, etc.
DescriptionPatchwork quilt made from rectangles and squares of woollen fabrics from dress making projects. Colours are mainly grey, blue, brown, green, with some red and yellow. Fabrics are plain, checks and stripes. No padding or quilting. Backing is made of white flannelette sheets. The quilt has been lengthened after it was completed and the backing sheet has been added to at the same place.
2470 x 1320mm