Quilt No.602PWH - The Pioneer Women's Hut

The Pioneer Women's Hut
Owner: 
The Pioneer Women's Hut
Location: 
NSW Riverina
Maker
Maker: 
Lucy Gallagher
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
The top is machine pieced patches of used clothing. The backing is large pieces of dress materials and either end patches similar to the top. The padding is a chaff bag or similar with patches of worn, matted children's jumpers sewn directly on to it.
1400 x 1150mm
History: 

This quilt was made by Lucy Gallagher at 'Eringoarrah' (a property near Wagga Wagga NSW) c.1940. It was one of many Lucy made for general use on beds. Lucy moved to Wagga after her husband Walter died and in 1986 donated the quilt to The Pioneer Women's Hut. It is occasionally displayed at the museum.

Story: 

Lucy's husband Walter (deceased) worked as a general labourer at 'Eringoarrah', a large property near Wagga Wagga, for 39 years. Lucy identified where most of the patches came from: "That's part of Mr. Sawyer's overcoat" (Mr. Sawyer was the owner), "That's part of dear Mrs. Wishart's frock". Lucy referred to it as a Wagga rug.

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