Register No.156WCQ
OwnerWangaratta Centre Quilters Inc.
Location Vic
MakerJessie Waldron
Origin AUSTRALIA VIC
Pattern Patchwork Wagga
DateUnknown date
Dimensions (H x W in cm)185 x 172

History

Made by Jessie Waldron in the Sunraysia district of Victoria. Given to the Wangaratta Centre Quilters Inc. by Jessie's son Ted Waldron and his wife Fran of Wangaratta. "The quilt was made by Ted's mother, Jessie, who lived in the Sunraysia district of Victoria, the centre of the dried fruit industry. The 'batting' in the quilt is hessian, presumably hessian which was used on the drying racks. It appears that this quilt was originally made as two single bed quilts and joined together at a later date."
[June Brown, Wangaratta Centre Quilters Inc. 5 November 1996]

Description

Irregularly patched from a variety of cotton dress prints, checks, plains and mattress ticking. 1920s and 1930s fabrics. Both top and back are similar. Hessian padding. Originally two single quilts, now stitched together.
1850 x 1720mm

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