Quilt No.475GW - Glenda Wilkinson

Glenda Wilkinson
Owner: 
Glenda Wilkinson
Location: 
VIC North East
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
The quilt consists of 2 layers of random pieces of woollen coating and suiting materials machined together, very dark colours on one side and a mixture of dark and lighter on the other. The 2 layers are quilted together with a row of machining and has a folded and machine stitched edge. There is no padding.
1270 x 950mm
History: 

The quilt was made by Miss Olive Budden who lived at the "Strathallen Home for the Aged" in Macleod, Melbourne in 1965. Olive Budden gave it to Glenda Wilkinson, the present owner.

Story: 

"Miss Olive Budden, maker of this quilt, had access to offcuts from a coat factory. She made scores of quilts from these and took great pleasure in giving them to her friends and acquaintances. This was given to me for my children to use as a "car rug" in the days before cars were heated."[Glenda Wilkinson 21.10.98]

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