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Scrap Quilt

  • Owner:
    Barbara McCabe
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  • Maker:
    Barbara McCabe
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  • Dimensions:
    Height: 140
    Width: 40


Made by Barbara McCabe while living in Echuca Victoria in 1966. 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 bedcoverings for the family. When they ended their life as bed coverings, they were/are used as car boot liners, packing around furniture, etc. This quilt was made to cover the back seat of a VW (Volkswagon) beetle car.


Patchwork quilt made of squares and rectangles in woollen fabric stitched together without any particular pattern. Colours are mainly green, grey, blue, black, pink and some yellow. Fabrics are plain, checks and stripes. No padding, quilting or binding. Backing is a remnant of synthetic fabric. The quilt has been well sewn and is very worn with fabric torn and marked in some places.
1400 x 400mm

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