OwnerIda Blenkiron
Location SA
MakerIda Blenkiron
Origin south-australia
Pattern Utilitarian Wagga
Date1950-1959
Dimensions (H x W in cm)

History

Made and owned by Ida Blenkiron, at Angaston South Australia [in] 1958-1960. "I was widowed at the age of 42 years. My husband died of cancer and I was left to rear five young children on my own. Through owning valuable land I was not eligible for any pension (government rules at the time). So to help make ends meet I did all kinds of things including making these waggas from old jumpers, skirts etc."
[Ida Blenkiron]

Description

Wholecloth quilt made from turquoise and red plaid brushed cotton, with a filling of a Marcella bedspread with cut up pieces of knitted and crocheted garments stitched on top by hand and machine. Garment pieces are pink, red, yellow, black and pastels. Sleeves, collar and pockets can be clearly seen. Backing is an old blanket.

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