Quilting auction a soft touch

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 27th May, 2016

Quilting clubs and societies stand to gain from auctioneer Steve Graham’s forthcoming auction of quilting materials and accessories from a deceased estate from 10am Sunday at 64 Urquhart Street, Woodend.

The woman, who died recently, was a quilting teacher and her collection includes sewing machines, sewing tables, overlockers, wool spinner wheels and other equipment, along with patterns, books and magazines on the subject. 

Another major drawcard for this auction is the extensive range of antique and vintage clothing from Circa Vintage Clothing, a company that is holding its third auction in eight months through Steve Graham and plans to continue these on a regular basis.

Circa Vintage Clothing operated a store in Melbourne’s CBD for seven years before moving its operations online late in 2015.

The auction will feature vintage and retro clothing, furs, wedding dresses and fashion accessories.

Fashions date from the 1800s to modern times and include representative clothing from the 1920s to the 1960s.

The auction also contains antique furniture – sideboards, lounge and dining suites, chests, games tables and occasional pieces – porcelain (Royal Doulton, Lladro Nao, Goebel and Belleek) – and glassware (Carnival, Depression, Crystal and Art).

Other items include jewellery, antique dolls, bronze figures and perfumery. 

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