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Scrap Quilt

  • Owner:
    Barbara McCabe
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  • Maker:
    Barbara McCabe
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  • Dimensions:
    Height: 252
    Width: 160


Made 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 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 for her daughter Mandy and was still being used in 1985.


Patchwork quilt made from squares of cotton fabrics, from curtains, left over from dress making projects, and new fabrics. Colours are bright primaries and some pastels, prints are checks, florals, stripes and plain. Pieces were stitched together without any particular order. No padding or quilting. Backing is a cotton bedspread in turquoise and blue stripes.
2520 x 1600mm

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