Quilt No.336ER - Elsie Roberts

Elsie Roberts
Owner: 
Elsie Roberts
Location: 
NSW Riverina
Maker
Maker: 
Elsie Roberts
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Quilt made of white cotton with a diamond set applique pattern of brown tipped pink dogwood blossoms with green leaves in the centre. Hand appliquéd. The centre is hand quilted with cross hatching and the borders are quilted with feathered cables and circular patterns. Padding is Mountain Mist polyester, the backing is of white cotton. The quilt edges are bound with pink bias binding.
2180 x 1860mm
History: 

Made by Elsie Roberts about 1963 while living in Box Hill Sth (Vic). It is known as the 'Dogwood' pattern. Owned by Elsie Roberts.

Story: 

"This was the second quilt I made. It was a quilt pack imported by George's of Collins St, from Mountain Mist. We were extending our house at the time & I showed the carpenter a photo of a quilt on a large quilting frame and asked him to make me one. The frame is still used occasionally for quilting & displays. The quilt was used for years and washed often. The binding which was supplied was only bias binding & is showing wear. Also the applique has faded."
[Elsie Roberts 1997]

Elsie Roberts & quilt, daughter Sue Mathews
Elsie Roberts & quilt, daughter Sue Mathews
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