HistoryThe quilt was made by Eileen Newell in northern Victoria. She died in 1997 and the quilt was part of her estate sold at a clearing sale at Talbot, Victoria in 1997. It was purchased by Pauline Munro the present owner. "The maker was born in Ballarat, Victoria 1905 [and] moved with family to Beulah, Victoria when young. [She] married and moved to Swan Hill area farming where she won many sewing awards at the Agricultural show. Later she ran the Post Office at Moolart near Maryborough, Victoria and later retired to Maryborough. Eileen lived to be 93 years old. The quilt was bought with its original day bed for $25 at a garage sale at Talbot on 29 April 1997. Bedding, mattress, pillows, mattress protector were all hand made." [Pauline Munro]
DescriptionQuilt of woollen rectangles, probably tailors' samples. Machine pieced. The backing is floral cotton similar to curtain material. The backing has a french seam down the centre back and is folded over to the front to form a binding. There is no padding.
1440 x 1260