Quilt No.352GC - Gwen Cordinglay

Gwen Cordinglay
Owner: 
Gwen Cordinglay
Location: 
NSW Riverina
Maker
Maker: 
Olive Lawer
Made in
AUSTRALIA WA
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Patchwork quilt made from hexagon patches in silks and rayons, in pinks, blues, red, yellow mainly, with pastels. No padding. Bordered and backed with green satin.
1829 x 1372mm
History: 

Made in the late 1940s in Kalgoorlie (WA) by Olive Lawer, who owns the quilt.

Story: 

"Made to occupy time waiting for husband to return from shift work in Mines at Boulder [near Kalgoorlie]. Fabrics mainly silks or rayons. Many provided by dressmaker aunt in Perth, who sent bags of scraps. Some stitching perished and some patches of fabric have deteriorated. Lining and border, faded and stained."
[Gwen Cordinglay 18.12.97]

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