Quilt No.906GM - Gloria Martin

Gloria Martin
Owner: 
Gloria Martin
Location: 
QLD Brisbane
Maker
Maker: 
Bessie Gray
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Double sided machine sewn patchwork quilt made from clothing scraps, wool blends, corduroy, velvets. Patterns include checks and tartans and there are many plain colours. Shapes are mainly rectangles and squares.
1524 x 1372mm
History: 

The quilt was made by Bessie Gray on her treadle machine at St. Mary's Sydney c.1950. It is one of many Bessie made for warmth. She gave it to Gloria her daughter in 1980 when Gloria lived in Sydney. Since then Gloria has taken it to Queensland.

Story: 

The tartan came from a skirt belonging to one of Bessie's daughters. The bone corduroy came from another daughter's dressing gown which was originally made from an old overcoat.

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