Wholecloth Quilts

Griffith Pioneer Park Museum
Covered on both sides with corded floral chintz, probably originally curtains. Not attached to padding. Padding is worn grey blanket onto which has been stitched (with large running stitches) a variety of unpicked and part woollen garments, including a navy overcoat (with pockets), handknitted garment (possibly a singlet) and herringbone tweed skirt. The cover and lining are currently separate, outer stitching unpicked by the donor for washing prior to donation and not re-attached.
1780 x 1040mm
Charlotte Nattey
The top is a piece of checked flannelette around which is a border of simple animal shapes appliqued in blanket stitch. The backing cosists of sample squares of Moygashel linen joined in rows. The quilt was made for a playpen. There is no padding.
1630 x 1090mm
Aliki Kretsis
Greek wholecloth quilt of hand woven cotton with one side red and white check and the other pink. Hand quilted in an all over pattern of parallel lines about 100mm apart. The padding is raw cotton.
2100 x 1900mm
Margaret Luke
Adelaide Chronicle kit quilt of Australian wildflowers embroidered on squares of sandy coloured cotton. The quilt had a green border that is now being replaced.
Rosemary Blake
The inner part of the quilt is made from potato bags stitched together. These have been covered with a ticking type fabric held to the bags with large stitches using a string type thread. This whole inner layer is covered with muslin, dyed orange. The dye is thought to have been a Dolly dye. The quilt is very heavy. There are small hand stitches in each corner through all layers.
1770 x 1520 mm
Griffith Pioneer Park Museum
Quilt, machine sewn, has one side made from blue and red check [cotton], the reverse side made from a pinky mauve fabric. The padding is thought to be old blankets and possibly some old woollen clothing.
650 x 400mm
Griffith Pioneer Park Museum
Quilt, machine sewn, has one side of floral cretonne, red floral on cream background. Other side is of fawn cotton knit, irregular shaped pieces with a mixture of straight and curved edges, edges are turned under and the top stitched together. Padding appears to be old blankets, possibly with other material sandwiched in between as it is lumpy.
770 x 340mm
Mrs. Agata Vecchio
Whole cloth quilt in rose coloured cotton sateen. The backing is the same material. Hand sewn and hand quilted. The quilting is in a medallion style. The padding is kapok.
2250 x 2200mm
Brisbane Valley Historical Society
Quilt is made from layers of complete clothing covered with calico and stitched through all layers by machine. Clothing used includes a full skirt, a shirt, and a nightgown. All fabrics are cream. Cover has been replaced by others as the calico wore. White ants have eaten part of the quilt, exposing some of the clothing used as padding.
1880 x 1067mm
The Pioneer Women's Hut
Wholecloth of calico, top and backing, machined into squares and each square filled with loose wool possibly carded. Single layer side flaps for tuck-in.
2350 x 2210mm
Robyn Oliver
Wholecloth quilt, brown (tan) sateen both sides. Edges turned in and finished with fine running stitch. Hand quilted, simple cross hatched design with two linear borders. Has had flower shaped hole cut from the centre of one side. 5cm thick.
2290 x 1350mm
Mal Crawford
The top is an old army blanket, the backing is jute bags and the padding is old woollen material and parts of the maker's mother's fake leopard skin coat. It is hand sewn using a darning needle and fishing line.
1880 x 1132mm
Margaret Moloney
Wholecloth quilt of white polished cotton, hand quilted in an elaborate design. The backing is the same material as the top. The type of padding is unknown.
2330 x 206mm
Patricia Sheahan
Wholecloth quilt of [cotton], red on one side and browny fawn on the other. Each side is made from three large strips of material sewn together. Qulted in red thread, with intricate patterns of squares, circles, spirals etc. Centre quilting motif is a spoked or segmented circle. Closely quilted. Padding is thin.
2000 x 1840mm
Wanda McPherson
Wholecloth quilt, made from dusty pink 'Francis Burke' cotton fabric. Quilt has square tailored corners at the bottom, the outer part of the quilt has piping and is quilted in 1" lines on a sewing machine. The centre has a decorative 'H', quilted and filled with heavy cotton cord, and sits 53cm down from the top. A quilted diamond pattern fills the centre of the quilt. Cotton padding, backing made from joined cotton army sheets. The fabric has faded and some stitching has come undone at upper left edge.
2340 x 2000mm
Lily Katakouzinos
Wholecloth quilt with the top of red satin and the other side of faded red cotton. All hand stitched. The quilting pattern is a five petal flower in the centre of a circle with parallel lines radiating to the border. The padding is raw cotton.
1900 x 1850mm
Junee & District Historical Society
Wholecloth rug/ quilt. Front and back the same pattern. Cotton, creamish background with bunches of blue flowers. Machined. Some large patches. There is padding but it is unknown exactly what.
1450 x 1420mm
Joyce Lacey
Wholecloth utility quilt covered with good quality cotton printed with posies of pink, blue and green flowers and leaves, the top side has darker colours than the reverse. Filling is made from old blanket pieces, cardigans and pullovers stitched to an old blanket. Top and back machine stitched together.
1601 x 991mm
A.C. O'Sullivan
Wholecloth quilt of thickly woven white cotton, with an overall raised floral design. The wide border has a diamond pattern and is finised by a deeply scalloped edge. The floral design appears to be a type of raised or trapunto quilting, where the stuffing is placed under the design area only.
2080 x 1820mm
Ida Blenkiron
Wholecloth quilt with back and front of red, blue and yellow cotton floral print and padding made from jumpers, wool skirts, etc. Machine quilted.
1050 x 840mm

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