Register No.585EM
OwnerEvelyn McAlister
Location NSW
MakerPeg McAlister
Origin AUSTRALIA NSW
Pattern Patchwork Pieced
Date1940s
Dimensions (H x W in cm)183 x 122

History

The quilt was made from dressmaking scraps in the 1940s at Gilmore NSW by Peg McAlister and is now owned by her daughter Evelyn. It is still used. Peg McAlister was a dressmaker as well as helping in the dairy and raising five children.

Description

Quilt made from dressmaking materials in a design probably made up by the maker but resembling 'Courthouse Steps'. The outer border of each block is mitred. Originally it was reversible but during restoration the back was brought to the front, doubling the size of the quilt. The padding is old woollen materials. The backing is a new piece of floral material. It is now machine quilted.
1830 x 1220mm

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