Quilt No.664BHM - Bundaberg & District Historical & Museum Soc. Inc.

Bundaberg & District Historical & Museum Soc. Inc.
Owner: 
Bundaberg & District Historical & Museum Soc. Inc.
Location: 
QLD South East
Maker
Maker: 
Marguerite Rule
Made in
AUSTRALIA QLD
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
World' quilt of linen squares , autographed, embroidered in stranded cotton and the squares sewn together.
2000 x 2000mm
History: 

The 'World Quilt' as it is called, was made by Marguerite Rule (born Vuichoud) in Bundaberg Queensland between 1927 and 1933. At a later date it was donated to the Bundaberg and District Historical and Museum Society Inc and is displayed in their musuem.

Story: 

"In tradition of Friendship Quilts, small squares posted to favourite actors, authors, sportsmen and other famous people. Many of them returned autographed signatures written in ink which were then embroidered in stem stitch. Illustrations were added to squares, each one drawn by Marguerite's father. She commemorated her parents by stitching words 'Mother' and 'Dad' within an embroidered ribbon above the crest of Bundaberg."
[Peg Leonard, Sec. Bundaberg and District Historical and Museum Society Inc. 1998]

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