Quilt No.58MC - Mare Carter

Mare Carter
Owner: 
Mare Carter
Location: 
NSW South East
Maker
Maker: 
Doris Carter
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Quilt of alternate green and fawn squares (100mm) in knitted fabric, originally swatches of sample fabrics. Padding is a piece of old blanket. Backing is fawn flannelette, and the quilt is finished with a flannelette ruffle.
1423 x 1124mm
History: 

Made by Doris Carter during the 1960s in Melbourne VIC when she was chief designer for Holeproof. Known as 'the green rug' in the family. Owned by her daughter-in-law Mare Carter. It is still used 'when needed for guests'.

Story: 

"The maker was a knitwear designer for Holeproof knitting mills and used up swatches of sample fabrics to make this rug which kept kids warm coming home at night in the car & also warmed family knees in winter in front of tele."[Mare Carter]
"An identical rug made by Mrs Doris Carter in blue & grey squares resides at Berry, NSW; it is used as described � & has kept warm Doris' grandson and great-grandchildren. It lives always in their car & is called 'Nana's Blue Rug'."[Mare Carter]

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