Quilt No.1065ML - Margaret Luke

Margaret Luke
Owner: 
Margaret Luke
Location: 
SA Country
Maker
Maker: 
Doreen Alice Shelton
Made in
AUSTRALIA SA
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
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.
History: 

The quilt was made by Doreen Alice Shelton (later East) aged 16/17 for the SA Centenary. It is now owned by her daughter. It is used very occasionally.

Story: 

"Doreen Alice Shelton (aged 17 or 16 at the time) was instructed by an adoring aunt often under the old apple tree in 8th Ave St Peters SA. She completed the quilt in 1935/36 for South Australia's centenary in which parade she participated as one of 4 crinoline ladies of the year." [Margaret Luke]

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