Register No.417IP
OwnerIrene Pascoe
Location QLD
MakerIrene Pascoe
Origin AUSTRALIA QLD
Pattern Wagga Utilitarian Wholecloth
Date1959
Dimensions (H x W in cm)117 x 92

History

The cot quilt was made by Irene Pascoe (born Edmondstone) in 1959 for her son. It is still owned by Irene Pascoe [and] used as a foot warmer in winter. "Money was tight. It was cold and I made up something to keep him (my son) warm. My husband (first) was a shearer and seasonal worker and it was just after the shearers' strike. He (my husband) didn't like work much. I first heard about and saw 'Wagga' quilts while I was staying with my grandmother. I just copied her. Grandmother's saying was 'wilful waste'." [Irene Pascoe, 17 September 1997]

Description

Utilitarian cot quilt. The padding is layered reused woollen materials, parts of old blankets, part overcoats. These are stitched together with string and knitting wools. The top and backing are printed cotton. There is a frill all around and buttons have been used to anchor the padding layers to the outside cover.
1169 x 915mm

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