Quilt No.890NMA - National Musuem of Australia

National Musuem of Australia
Owner: 
National Musuem of Australia
Location: 
ACT
Maker
Maker: 
Nettie McColive
Made in
AUSTRALIA SA
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
Patchwork quilt with alternate squares of green and fawn cotton headcloth. Various Australian wild flowers are embroidered in coloured threads in the green squares. In the fawn squares there is a stylised flower and leaf pattern outlined in embroidery. The border, front and back is green headcloth. The backing is printed cotton with a floral design. There is some padding.
1610 x 1610mm
History: 

The quilt was made by Nettie McColive from a pattern published in the 1930s in 'The Adelaide Chronicle' a weekly newspaper. It is now in the collection of the National Museum of Australia.

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