Register No.689MT
OwnerMarjorie Treasy
Location VIC
MakerMarjorie Treasy
Origin AUSTRALIA VIC
Pattern Patchwork Geometric
Datemid 1960s
Dimensions (H x W in cm)140 x 92

History

This quilt was made by Marjorie Treasy at 'The Mount' Dumbalk North, Victoria in the mid 1960s. It is one of three made about the same time. It is either stored or in use on one of two single beds. "Mum is in good health and at 86 is quite active and lives alone with her garden to care for. She drives and has been very involved with many organisations and still drives to meetings of church, CWA, Elderly Citizens Club, bowls (indoor), flower shows (ex judge) with her friends. She is a Life Member of the CWA. Farm life at Mirboo in her youth and during the Depression has given her a deeply ingrained sense of being resourceful and a habit of naturally recycling everything. She lives well but is never wasteful. We think she is wonderful."
[Jan Hall, Yarrawonga 13 September 1999]

Description

Machine sewn quilt made from 125mm squares of scraps left over from dressmaking joined in strips and then the strips are joined. The border and backing are of the same fawn cotton material. The padding is an old blanket and the border is padded with sheep's wool.
1400 x 925mm

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