Kate Cameron (1889 - 1975) was a qualified seamstress, trained at the convent in Gladstone. She went out to people's houses and sewed for 2/6 a day. She made trousers for her 3 boys until they were teenagers. Kate was also a tailoress and was skilled at embroidery and crochet. She made her own wedding dress.
The scraps used for the quilt came from Mrs. Byers a dressmaker in Bundaberg Queensland.