Register No.81RB
OwnerRosemary Blake
Location ACT
MakerEdith Perrott
Origin AUSTRALIA NSW
Pattern Wholecloth Wagga Utilitarian
Date1945
Dimensions (H x W in cm)152 x 99

History

This small quilt was made by Edith Perrott of Tumbarumba in 1945 for her small granddaughter Rosemary. Rosemary Blake (Perrott) is still the owner. It is similar in construction to the other quilt made by Edith Perrott. It is still used occasionally. Edith Perrott was born Bartholomew, (1879-1970) in Tumbarumba NSW. She had previously made a larger quilt with a bag centre when her son Glen and Peggy were married in 1943.

Description

Single bed quilt made from sugar bags stitched together covered with a ticking type fabric. This inner layer is then covered with muslin, dyed yellow. It is similar in construction to 80RB but much lighter as the sugar bags are lighter than the heavy jute potato bags.
1520 x 990mm

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