Quilt No.646ME - Margaret Eisenhauer

Margaret Eisenhauer
Owner: 
Margaret Eisenhauer
Location: 
NSW Riverina
Maker
Maker: 
Isabella Donaldson
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
Wholecloth quilt covered with floral cretonne both sides, deep pink and yellow flowers on a cream background. The padding is hessian/jute type bags joined.
One of a pair but the other quilt is larger.
1800 x 900mm
History: 

The quilt was probably made by Isabella Donaldson in Temora NSW or Girgarry Vic c.1928. It then passed to Olive Donaldson and is now owned by Isabella's grand daughter, Margaret Eisenhauer. It is not used.

Story: 

Isabella Donaldson lived at Girgarry (Goulburn Valley Vic) and was Margaret Eisenhauer's paternal grandmother. Margaret feels the sewing on the quilt, in part quite rough, indicates the 2 quilts were not made by Olive (Isabella's daughter-in-law, Margaret's mother) who was a beautiful seamstress.
This quilt was made for Margaret's bed when she moved from a cot. Margaret was born in 1925 so this was about 1928.

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