Quilt No.930ESA - The Embroiderers' Guild of S.A.Inc Museum

The Embroiderers' Guild of S.A.Inc Museum
Owner: 
The Embroiderers' Guild of S.A.Inc Museum
Location: 
SA Adelaide
Maker
Maker: 
Ida Summers
Made in
AUSTRALIA SA
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
Wholecloth quilt in white cotton voile with alternating designs of Australian wildflowers worked in multi coloured cottons and shadow work. It is backed with yellow voile. There is no padding.
2010 x 1910mm
History: 

This Adelaide Chronicle wildflower quilt was made by Miss Ida Summers in South Australia c.1933. It was later owned by Mrs. Jennifer Alde and is now in the collection of The Embroiderers' Guild of SA Inc. Museum.

Story: 

"Miss Ida Summers worked for Jean Mattic of Terowie S.A. in the 1930s on a sheep station. Among her duties she helped the children with their correspondence lessons. During the war she joined the Air Force. She learnt painting/pencil and wash from Ruth Tuck."
[The Curator, Embroiderers' Guild of SA Inc. 19/1/99]

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