Quilt No.402JG - Jean Gilbert

Jean Gilbert
Owner: 
Jean Gilbert
Location: 
QLD South West
Maker
Maker: 
Augusta Ruby Craigie
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
Rectangular pieces made from tailors' swatches and machine pieced in strips. Some pieces darned. Main colours blue, grey and brown. No padding. Backing is floral cotton with orange and brown flowers.
1879 x 1220mm
History: 

The quilt was made by Augusta Ruby Craigie (born West) known as 'Gus' at Petersham Sydney in the 1930s. It was one of 11 or 12 made for the family weekender at Tuggerah Lakes (NSW). Augusta Craigie then passed it on to her grand-daughter Rhonda Graham (born Gilbert) via Jean (Bonnie) Gilbert her daughter. It is not used now.

Story: 

Augusta Craigie's brother-in-law (Bert Monahan) and sister Minnie Monahan were a tailor and tailoress respectively and supplied the tailors' samples for the quilts called "wagga rugs" by the family. The weekender had six double canvas bunks and the quilts were made to use on these.

Bonnie Gilbert and Rhonda Graham
Bonnie Gilbert and Rhonda Graham
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