Quilt No.294WS - Wendy Springbett

Wendy Springbett
Owner: 
Wendy Springbett
Location: 
SA
Maker
Maker: 
Emily Mckay
Made in
AUSTRALIA SA
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
Patchwork quilt made from alternate squares of light green and medium green cotton headcloth. The light green squares are hand embroidered with Australian native birds, the medium green squares are decorated with pulled thread designs. No padding. Backing and binding of medium green headcloth. Made from patterns published in The Adelaide Chronicle.
2650 x 1573mm
History: 

Made by Mrs Emily McKay of Semaphore Pt (SA) in 1934. Owned by her youngest daughter, Mrs Shirley Cocking, now owned by Shirley's niece Mrs Wendy Springbett. Emily's quilt won first prize in the Adelaide Royal Show.

Story: 

"I think she made a second quilt (the one featuring noted places of the world). It was raffled during the war in aid of Red Cross and was won by a relative on her husband's side of the family. �"
[Wendy Springbett]
The patterns for the quilt were published in The Adelaide Chronicle, a weekly newspaper in South Australia, in 1934. They were also reprinted in the Weekly Times, a Victorian weekly.

Emily McKay
Emily McKay
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