Quilt No.197BM - Barbara McCabe

Barbara McCabe
Owner: 
Barbara McCabe
Location: 
VIC North East
Maker
Maker: 
Barbara McCabe
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Patchwork quilt made from squares of cotton fabrics, from curtains, left over from dress making projects, and new fabrics. Colours are bright primaries and some pastels, prints are checks, florals, stripes and plain. Pieces were stitched together without any particular order. No padding or quilting. Backing is a cotton bedspread in turquoise and blue stripes.
2520 x 1600mm
History: 

Made by Barbara McCabe while living in Geelong (VIC), 1969, early 1970s. Owned by Barbara McCabe.

Story: 

Barbara and her husband David were school teachers, and moved around Victoria, from Echuca to Research to Geelong/Highton.
Barbara made a number of quilts in this style during the 1960s and early 1970s as bedcoverings for the family. When they ended their life as bed coverings, they were/are used as car boot liners, packing around furniture, etc.This quilt was made for her daughter, Mandy, and was still being used in 1985.

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