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Utilitarian Quilt

  • Owner:
    Dorothy Stevens
  • Location:
  • Maker:
    Emmiline Marsland
  • Pattern:
  • Pattern:
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 173
    Width: 86


The quilt was made by Emmiline Marsland in 1964 in Brisbane for Andrew, the 4 year old son of Dorothy Stevens, the present owner. "I have used it now and then as a floor rug for visiting babies and as an underlay on a camp stretcher." [Dorothy Stevens, 18 March 1996] Emmeline was a steward at the ECCA (RASQ Show) before moving to Roma to care for two motherless children. She remained unmarried but adored children, stitching children's clothes for the various adopted families over a 30 year period. "Emmiline Marsland was my very dear friend. I boarded with her when teaching in Roma in 1952-1953. She was born 30 July 1901 and died 18 December 1986. A dressmaker by trade, she was skilled in many crafts; fine embroidery to woodwork and had a great love for children. I remember sleeping under the green quilt in Roma and it was probably used for packing precious furniture when moving from Roma to Maryborough to Brisbane."
[Dorothy Stevens, 18 March 1996]


Utilitarian quilt made for a child's bed. Padding is hand and machine knitted pieces of clothing. Top and backing is wholecloth of the same cotton fabric. Machine quilted in a simple pattern.
1728 x 864mm

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