Quilt No.122BF - Bud and Patricia Ford

Bud and Patricia Ford
Owner: 
Bud and Patricia Ford
Location: 
QLD South West
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
AUSTRALIA QLD
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Rug made of 12 lamb skins stitched to a blue and grey checked bush rug. 1931 x 1525mm
History: 

Made by the owner, Bud Ford, at Miles Queensland. Now rolled up in a canvas swag cover in the shed but still used when Bud goes bush.

Story: 

Bud Ford recounted "We had some killers from Olive Campion of 'Oxford Downs' Columboola. They were such lovely skins that I had them tanned by an old one eyed bushman who had a recipe for tanning. I sewed them together and put them on a bush blanket".
The lamb skin rug used to be put on a bed on the verandah and cats and kids loved to sleep on it. Bud Ford would take it with him when he went to the Simpson Desert collecting for the Queensland museum.

Bud Ford sitting on swag containing rolled lamb skin rug
Bud Ford sitting on swag containing rolled lamb skin rug
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