Register No.664BHM
OwnerBundaberg & District Historical & Museum Society Inc.
Location QLD
MakerMarguerite Rule
Origin QLD
Pattern Embroidered Pieced Signature
Date1927-1933
Dimensions (H x W in cm)200 x 200

History

The 'World Quilt' as it is called, was made by Marguerite Rule (born Vuichoud) in Bundaberg Queensland between 1927 and 1933. At a later date it was donated to the Bundaberg and District Historical and Museum Society Inc. and is displayed in their musuem. "In tradition of Friendship Quilts, small squares posted to favourite actors, authors, sportsmen and other famous people. Many of them returned autographed signatures written in ink which were then embroidered in stem stitch. Illustrations were added to squares, each one drawn by Marguerite's father. She commemorated her parents by stitching words 'Mother' and 'Dad' within an embroidered ribbon above the crest of Bundaberg."
[Peg Leonard, Sec. Bundaberg and District Historical and Museum Society Inc. 1998]

Description

World Quilt' of linen squares, autographed, embroidered in stranded cotton and the squares sewn together.
2000 x 2000mm

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