Historical information

The samples are examples of products made at the Returned Sailors and Soldiers Mill in Geelong but discontinued before 1960. They were used to show shops what materials were available. The samples were given to Mr Robert Anderson, an apprentice fitter and turner at the mill between 1960-1965. His mother, Mrs Lucy Anderson, sewed the samples into quilts in the early 1960s. This is one quilt of three.

Physical description

A quilt made of rectangular woven samples of polychrome woollen fabric. The samples are machine sewn together. It has a blue, red and yellow pieced backing which is loosely handsewn onto the quilt.

Inscriptions & markings

Back: [handwritten] A Anderson