Register No.80RB
OwnerRosemary Blake
Location ACT
MakerEdith Perrott
Pattern Wholecloth Wagga
Dimensions (H x W in cm)177 x 152


The quilt was made by Mrs Edith Perrott (born Bartholomew 1879-1970) of Tumbarumba NSW for her son Glen and his wife Peggy's marriage in Tumbarumba in 1943. Peggy later gave it to her daughter Rosemary, granddaughter of the maker. It is used occasionally. It is similar in construction to a smaller one made two years later.


The inner part of the quilt is made from potato bags stitched together. These have been covered with a ticking type fabric held to the bags with large stitches using a string type thread. This whole inner layer is covered with muslin, dyed orange. The dye is thought to have been a Dolly dye. The quilt is very heavy. There are small hand stitches in each corner through all layers.
1770 x 1520 mm

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