Register No.198BM
OwnerBarbara McCabe
Location VIC
MakerBarbara McCabe
Origin AUSTRALIA VIC
Pattern Patchwork Geometric Coverlet
Date1969-early 1970s
Dimensions (H x W in cm)253 x 164

History

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 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. This quilt was made for her son, Michael.

Description

Patchwork quilt made from squares of woollen fabric scraps from dressmaking. Squares are stitched together in no particular order. Colours are bright, with pink, yellow, green, brown and light blue predominating. Fabric is plain, checks and stripes. No padding or quilting. Backing is a cotton bedspread, striped in pinks and magenta.
2530 x 1640mm

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