Quilt No.658RW - Ruth Wallace

Ruth Wallace
Owner: 
Ruth Wallace
Location: 
QLD Central West
Maker
Maker: 
Mrs Wicks ?
Made in
AUSTRALIA QLD
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
A hand stitched top in randomly placed diamond shapes in mixed materials, mainly cottons. These are stitched to a flannelette backing. There is herringbone stitching around the border.
1250 x 930mm
History: 

It is thought the maker was probably a Mrs. Wicks and that the quilt was made in Qld before the 1940s. Mrs. Wicks gave it to Betty Wallace, the late mother-in-law of the present owner, when the children were babies. Later Betty was going to throw it out but gave it to her daughter-in-law Ruth instead. "I used it for quite a few years. My youngest daughter liked it so much, when the condition of the quilt prevented it from being used - I made her a (sort of) copy and so became hooked on quilting myself." [RW]

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