Wholecloth Quilts

West Australian Quilters' Assn
Hand sewn cotton Greek whole cloth quilt. One side is deep blue and one side is bright yellow. The 32cm border is quilted in straight lines approximately 4cm apart except for a wide zigzag pattern half way inside the border. The centre section has 4 large semi circles and is quilted like the sun's rays towards a central diamond about 45cms tall. The padding is hand scoured wool. 2020 x 1860mm.
Machine made wholecloth quilt in gold satin cotton. "�...perhaps a new cover over the blue japara cotton base. Vaguely oval central medallion with floral tulip pattern in trapunto with ruching. Outside this is another trapunto pattern." [Edith Young]
The backing is gold satin cotton and the padding is quite thick, possibly down. 1720 x 1420 mm.
Mary-O Roberts
This domestic Wagga is made from an opened out jute wool bale as the padding with a woollen blanket as the backing. The top was originally curtains (brown cotton printed with daisies and dull yellow tulips) and the material has been folded over to the back for 60mm and stitched with 'Barbour's Linen Wax Thread' using running stitches about 50mm long. The whole domestic Wagga is then stitched in a large square grid.
1980 x 1730mm
A Durham quilt. All white mercerised cotton. The quilting is a floral design in each corner, a large floral design in the centre, edging all around of scallops and filled in with small squares on the diagonal. It is padded.
2000 x 2400mm
Utilitarian wholecloth quilt made from red flecked furnishing material. The padding is army blankets. It is machine sewn and quilted.
2100 x 2100mm
California Rose applique in green and pink on cream background. The central block is set on point with the same decorative grape leaf and grapefruit design used as a border. The quilt is hand sewn and finely quilted. There is no padding and the backing is calico.
2450 x 210mm
Children's coverlet, has a floral covering with chenille layered insert with Italian black cloth.
Wholecloth quilt of cotton material, pink one side and yellow the other. The padding is raw cotton. Hand quilted in an all over geometric pattern of parallel lines.
2000 x 1460mm
Quilt of floral linen and cotton with a damask centre. Lined with raw cotton and filled with kapok.
1800 x 1350mm
Domestic Wagga with printed cover lined with jute throughout. 'Sent to Travellers aid at Spencer Street Station for delivery' [NWM]
1900 x 1220mm
Embroiderers' Guild Victoria
One of a pair of quilts with traditional Durham quilting. All hand stitched. Elaborate quilting in a wide variety of patterns. The backing material is the same as the top.
2340 x 2000mm
This quilt has both sides made of pale blue satin. The quilting pattern comprises a large daisy pattern in the centre, set in a square of diamonds and with a fan in each corner. The border has 2 rows of diamond shapes and 2 parallel lines. The padding is raw cotton.
2070 x 1740mm
Embroiderers' Guild Victoria
Wholecloth bedcover with all over pattern in crewel (wool) embroidery. The background is beige linen and the embroidery is flower motifs with a flowing leaf pattern border. It has a backing but no padding.
2280 x 1770mm
This padding originally had a cretonne cover. "The filling was made from a variety of old woollen clothing and worn and patched woollen banket scraps, handstitched together with large running stitches. The pieces of clothing include heavily darned machine and hand knitted socks, a knitted wool bed jacket, part of a baby's machine knitted blue jumper, hand knitted baby's leggings, a number of darned singlets and underpants, a darned knitted pink bootee and other assorted knitted woollen garments and pieces of flannel. Cotton name tags on some of the garments are printed with the name C.S.Yates, the maker's maiden name.
The upper side is covered with an old and torn woollen blanket with many holes and the reverse with cream cotton. The whole is partly machine stitched around the edge and across the filling, and originally had a cretonne cover." [PHM]
This traditional Greek quilt has one side of deep pink satin and the other side of gold satin. It is machine quilted with a centre diamond in which are large butterfly patterns set within curvilinear and crescent shapes. The borderis 3 parallel lines. The padding is cotton wadding.
1940 x 1660mm
Domestic Wagga, floral patterned rayon cover with jute lining.
2000 x 1000mm
Patterned cover for a 'night and day' type bed or lounge. White background with a pattern of swirling stripes, squares and leaf motifs in orange, pale blue, pale green and fawn.There is a deep ruffle on 2 sides. The backing is cotton.
2400 x 2000mm
Wholecloth quilt of red and green striped cotton cretonne. Top and backing are the same material. The padding is old blankets. It is machine stitched. 1580 x 1130mm
Quilted wholecloth cover of pink cotton material with a floral design. Quilted squares create the centrepiece surrounded by a border of three rows of quilting. It has piped edges.
The padding is feathers.
1700 x 1350mm
Quilt. White linen, autographed, hand embroidered with names of early Methodist Ministers and parishioners' names in white embroidery cottons.

Pages