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Utilitarian Quilt

  • Owner:
    Dorothy Stevens
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  • Maker:
    Emmiline Marsland
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  • Dimensions:
    Height: 183
    Width: 142


This quilt's maker was Emmiline Marsland in Roma, Queensland in the early 1950s. It was given to her friend, Dorothy Stevens, the present owner, in about 1978. Emmiline 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 form Roma to Maryborough to Brisbane."
[Dorothy Stevens, 18 March 1996]


Utilitarian quilt. Padding consists of recycled hand knitted jumper pieces (mainly 3 ply crepe and 8 ply) tacked to a layer of cotton material with strong buttonhole twist thread. The top is a piece of cotton fabric. Machine quilted in rows approximately 70 mm apart.
1827 x 1423 mm

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