Quilt No.200BM - 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 of rectangles of woollen fabrics from dressmaking projects. Pieces have been stitched together in no particular order. Colours are predominantly dark red and light grey, with some green, pink and blue. Fabrics are plain, checks and weaves. No padding or quilring. Backing is yellow curtain fabric.
2200 x 1100mm
History: 

Made by Barbara McCabe while living in Geelong (VIC) in 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.

McCabe home at Research (Vic)
McCabe home at Research (Vic)
Mandy and Michael McCabe
Mandy and Michael McCabe
Barbara and Mandy McCabe
Barbara and Mandy McCabe
McCabe home at Highton (Vic)
McCabe home at Highton (Vic)
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