Quilt No.224NTA - National Trust of Australia (SA)

Owner: 
National Trust of Australia (SA)
Location: 
SA
Maker
Maker: 
Pearl Toop
Made in
AUSTRALIA SA
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Patchwork quilt in Log Cabin pattern in print and plain [cottons], each patchwork square divided on the diagonal into two colours. When pieced together 4 half blocks form a large square in one colour. The log cabin blocks are sewn onto calico. The quilt is edged with a pleated frill in a pink and blue patterned fabric, and backed with a pink floral cretonne. The padding is blankets.
History: 

The quilt was made by Mrs Pearl Toop of Reedy Creek, via Kingston (SA), approx.1954 for the Methodist Ladies Guild charity funds. Bought at auction by Alan Curkpatrick for his wife Una. Later donated to the National Trust of Australia (SA) Pioneer Museum, Kingston SA.

Story: 

"The quilt is log cabin pattern made approx 1954. The little community [Reedy Creek] had a Methodist Ladies Guild & would work all year & have a fete & sell their goods for their charity funds. The quilt was auctioned & bought 7 pounds 10 shillings. A newly married man bought it for his bride, Mr & Mrs Alan Curkpatrick.
Una (the young wife) said she believed a lot of the little pieces used, came from samples of material sent out by Myers and other leading stores.
All sorts of materials have been used & because of narrow seams quite a few bits have frayed. � I believe it has blanket sandwiched in also."
[Kathleen White,niece of Mrs. Pearl Toop]

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