Quilt No.911SC - Shelley Cameron

Shelley Cameron
Owner: 
Shelley Cameron
Location: 
QLD South West
Maker
Maker: 
Kate Cameron
Made in
AUSTRALIA QLD
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Cotton scrap quilt with shapes of squares and diamonds and strips. There is no padding and the backing is calico.
2125 x 1440mm
History: 

The quilt was made in 1958 in Bundaberg Queensland by Kate Cameron for the children of her daughter-in-law Beth. It is now owned by Shelley Cameron. It is not used.

Story: 

Kate Cameron (1889 - 1975) was a qualified seamstress, trained at the convent in Gladstone. She went out to people's houses and sewed for 2/6 a day. She made trousers for her 3 boys until they were teenagers. Kate was also a tailoress and was skilled at embroidery and crochet. She made her own wedding dress.
The scraps used for the quilt came from Mrs. Byers a dressmaker in Bundaberg Queensland.

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