Quilt No.214WM - Wanda McPherson

Wanda McPherson
Owner: 
Wanda McPherson
Location: 
VIC South West
Maker
Maker: 
Hester Hopkins
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Wholecloth quilt, made from dusty pink 'Francis Burke' cotton fabric. Quilt has square tailored corners at the bottom, the outer part of the quilt has piping and is quilted in 1" lines on a sewing machine. The centre has a decorative 'H', quilted and filled with heavy cotton cord, and sits 53cm down from the top. A quilted diamond pattern fills the centre of the quilt. Cotton padding, backing made from joined cotton army sheets. The fabric has faded and some stitching has come undone at upper left edge.
2340 x 2000mm
History: 

Made and owned by Hester Hopkins, Mornington (VIC), 1943 - 1944. Now owned by Wanda McPherson.

Story: 

The quilt was in use for 35 years. The maker was a teacher and lecturer of textiles (dressmaking & cutting at MLC and state College of Victoria 1968-1978).

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