A 'Farm Life' quilt made from alternate quilted and embroidered squares. The quilt depicts scenes of farm living and animals in the embroidered squares, which are made from a variety of coloured fabrics. The quilted squares are in cream coloured fabric with a repeated embriodered design. There is heavy braid border around the squares in a brown orange colour, then a wide border in cream coloured fabric. The back of the quilt is made from a fine gingham material in brown and bone colours.
Nettie McColive collection
This collection consists of objects relating to the life of Minetta (Nettie) McColive (nee Huppatz). Mrs McColive's quilts form the centre piece of the collection. Three of these were made in the 1930's, the Farm Life Quilt, Wildflowers Quilt and the International Quilt. Also featured in the collection are certificates, photographs and d'oyleys. This collection helps to document issues such as women in rural Australia, quilting and needlework, education in the outback, community or commemorative quilting, shows and competitions.
Mrs McColive's work has been the subject of considerable interest both in South Australia as well as in the general quilting community. Her work is featured in two books, Jennifer Isaac's The Gentle Arts and Margaret Rolfe's Patchwork Quilts in Australia. Her work has also featured in exhibitions such as the Quilt Australia '88 exhibition as well as an exhibition held in Prospect showcasing the work of local artists.
The Adelaide Chronicle published the pattern for this quilt in 1932
Textile - non specific