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The Tilley Rug’

  • Owner:
    Glenis Steel
  • Location:
  • Maker:
    Reginald Tilley
  • Pattern:
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  • Dimensions:
    Height: 185
    Width: 115


The quilt was made by Mr Reginald Tilley who was an upholsterer of Bexley North NSW. It was made in the 1950s. "Mr. Tilley was a family friend and made the quilt for my bed, as a teenager. It proved to be warm and practical. It has always been called - the Tilley Rug - within the family." [Glenis Steel]. It has always remained in the family and is occasionally used as a picnic rug.


The quilt is made from upholstery scraps machined together in a random pattern. Pieces are mainly rectangles and squares. Materials include velvet and moquette. The backing is also pieces of upholstery material in browns and greys. There is no padding.
1850 x 1150mm

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