Quilt No.80RB - Rosemary Blake

Rosemary Blake
Owner: 
Rosemary Blake
Location: 
ACT
Maker
Maker: 
Edith Perrott
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
The inner part of the quilt is made from potato bags stitched together. These have been covered with a ticking type fabric held to the bags with large stitches using a string type thread. This whole inner layer is covered with muslin, dyed orange. The dye is thought to have been a Dolly dye. The quilt is very heavy. There are small hand stitches in each corner through all layers.
1770 x 1520 mm
History: 

The quilt was made by Mrs. Edith Perrott for her son Glen and his wife Peggy's marriage in 1943. Peggy later gave it to her daughter Rosemary, grand daughter of the maker. It is used occasionally.

Story: 

Mrs. Edith Perrott, born Bartholomew, (1879 - 1970) of Tumbarumba NSW made this quilt for her son Glen and his wife Peggy when they were married in Tumbarumba in 1943. It is similar in construction to a smaller one made 2 years later.

Edith Perrott, 1968
Edith Perrott, 1968
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