Quilt No.163VD - Verna Doak

Verna Doak
Owner: 
Verna Doak
Location: 
VIC Northern
Maker
Maker: 
Margaret Osterfield
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
Cot quilt made in rows of crochet in treble clusters. Backed with blue cotton fabric. Backing replaced with another backing of blue fabric in 1970. Colours of rows are green,yellow, blue, pink and red.
History: 

Made by Margaret Osterfield (born Folletta) born 25th August 1866, for her grand-daughter Verna's cot (1940). Used by Verna's sisters and her 3 children, in 1970, 1973 and 1976. Owned by Verna Doak.

Story: 

"Margaret Osterfield, born Falletta 25th August 1856 was a very hard working farmer's wife. She and husband Frederick Osterfield had 10 children, my Father the second youngest. They lived at Burnt Gully, approx. 10 miles from Bendigo. She crocheted and embroidered until her death on her 87th birthday."

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