Quilt No.459CT - Christine Taylor

Christine Taylor
Owner: 
Christine Taylor
Location: 
VIC Northern
Maker
Maker: 
Alma Birkin
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Autograph quilt consisting of 372 x 100mm calico squares with signatures worked in green thread. There is a scalloped border. The backing is green paisley flannelette and the padding is an old twill sheet.
2200 x 1840mm
History: 

The quilt was made by Miss Alma Birkin in Carwarp Vic in 1968 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Carwarp school. It was raffled and the present owne, Mrs. Christine Taylor, won the raffle. The quilt is stored in her parents' home and is not used.

Story: 

The embroidered names on the quilt include students, parents, friends, anyone associated with the Carwarp school and surrounding area. "The border tells the story of special inhabitants, sporting clubs and numerous organisations over the years 1918-1968." [A.Birkin] Every person who had a name embroidered received a numbered ticket. The quilt was then raffled and Mrs. Christine Taylor (born Doering) was the winner.

Alma Birkin and Florence Beaton (cousins) 1995
Alma Birkin and Florence Beaton (cousins) 1995

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