Quilt No.328SB - Sue Batzloff

Sue Batzloff
Owner: 
Sue Batzloff
Location: 
QLD South West
Maker
Maker: 
Eileen Alexander
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Patchwork quilt for a child made from suiting pieces from the Castlemaine Woollen Mills in Victoria. One side has dark rectangles in greys and navy, the other side uses pieces in light browns, cream and rust, with dark grey. The edging is also made from suiting. No padding Machine sewn.
1347 x 1271mm
History: 

Made in 1945 or 1946 by Eileen (Helen) Alexander in Warrandyte, Victoria, as a child's quilt. Owned by her daughter Sue Batzloff (born Alexander).

Story: 

Eileen (Helen) Alexander used a treadle sewing machine, still in the family, to make this and other quilts and all family clothing. Eileen is a competent knitter, embroiderer, mender etc and there are examples extant of her work.

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