Quilt No.330JG - Jean Gilbert

Jean Gilbert
Owner: 
Jean Gilbert
Location: 
QLD South West
Maker
Maker: 
Augusta Craigie
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
Patchwork quilt made from cotton, wool and synthetic upholstery fabrics cut in rectangles, stitched in strips then sewn in rows. Down each side is a wide border of beige wool. Colours are soft mainly pinks, blues and light browns, in florals and self patterns. No padding. Backing is blue cotton. Fabrics may have been used for bedspreads as well as for upholstery.
1956 x 1194mm
History: 

Made by Augusta Ruby Craigie (born West) at Kanwall, near Wyong, NSW, in the 1930s. Known as 'the wagga rug'. Owned by Augusta Craigie, then her daughter Jean "Bonnie" Gilbert (born Craigie), then passed on to the current owner, Augusta's granddaughter and Bonnie's daughter, Rhonda Graham (born Gilbert), in Toowoomba (Qld).

Story: 

Made for a weekender, which had six double canvas bunks, and a quilt was made for each bunk. Augusta's brother-in-law was a tailor and her sister a tailoress, so many 'wagga' rugs were made from tailors' samples for the weekender.

Bonnie Gilbert, brother Charles Craigie with quilt
Bonnie Gilbert, brother Charles Craigie with quilt

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