Australian Quilt Heritage

Margaret Rolfe

Australian quilts and Australian stories. The history of quiltmaking in Australia from earliest colonial times through to the recent revival of quilts. The story of the Rajah quilt, made by convict women coming to Australia in 1841; glorious crazy patchwork creations made in the late 19th century; quilts made during World War I and II to raise money for the Red Cross; wagga rugs; the quilts made in Changi by internees in Singapore in 1942; the move from bed quilts to art quilts in the late 20th century; and much, much more. 96 pages.

Available in Australia directly from Margaret (sorry, no facility for credit cards) – please email her at Also available from Logan’s Patchwork (credit cards accepted), A$20. Unit 6, 111 Moore St, Leichhardt NSW 2040, Australia, phone 61-2-9550 9119, fax 61-2-9550-0525, or contact them through their website