Quilt No.639BJ - Betty Johnson

Betty Johnson
Owner: 
Betty Johnson
Location: 
NSW Riverina
Maker
Maker: 
Betty Johnson
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Pieced wool quilt, machined. Rectangles and squares, from a wide variety of materials including tartans, checks, tweeds, herringbones, joined in strips and then the strips joined. The backing is scraps of woollen material with a seal motif aookiqued on. There is no padding.
1350 x 800mm
History: 

Betty Johnson made this quilt/rug in 1954 when her son Kenneth was going to The Kookaburra kindergarten in Coleman Street Wagga Wagga NSW. The children had a sleep on canvas stretchers. The seal motif on the back was for easy identification and matched the symbol on Kenneth's locker.

Kenneth Johnson in 1954
Kenneth Johnson in 1954
Kenneth with his school rug, March 2000
Kenneth with his school rug, March 2000

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