Quilt No.891NMA - National Museum of Australia

National Museum of Australia
Owner: 
National Museum of Australia
Location: 
ACT
Maker
Maker: 
Nettie McColive
Made in
AUSTRALIA SA
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
A 'Farm Life Quilt' made from alternate squares of beige linen and brightly coloured cotton headcloth. The coloured squares are farm animals and birds in a variety of embroidery stitches. The beige squares have a cornucopia design embroidered in dark brown stem stitch. There is a wide border front and back of beige linen. The backing is brown and white check cotton. There is no padding.
History: 

The quilt was made by Nettie McColive from a pattern published in the 1930s in 'The Adelaide Chronicle' a weekly newspaper. It is now in the collection of the National Museum of Australia.

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