Quilt No.1063NTSA - National Trust of Australia (SA)

National Trust of Australia (SA)
Owner: 
National Trust of Australia (SA)
Location: 
SA Country
Maker
Maker: 
Mary .Perrens
Made in
AUSTRALIA SA
Date: 
1901 - 1920
Description: 
Hand stitched unfinished crazy quilt with patches placed around a centre hexagon pieced in log cabin type strips. Materials are mainly silks and satins and pieces are mounted on grey cotton material. Seams are overstitched in herringbone stitch. 1520 x 760mm
History: 

The quilt was made by Mary Perrens in South Australia c.1910. It was inherited by her daughter Miss Eva Perren following the death of her mother in 1957. Eva Perren donated it to the Jamestown National Trust museum in 1970. It is displayed in a glass cabinet at the museum.

Story: 

Mary Perren (born Mary Honeychurch) was born in England in 1875 and married in Baldina SA in 1907. Her husband was a blacksmith and railway ganger and they had three children: Ed. Phillip b. 1908, Alick John b.1912 and Eva Alice Lucy b. 1914. Mary's husband died the same year Eva was born and Mary had to leave the railway cottage in Jamestown where she had lived for some years and find work to support her family. Both Ed and Eva spent all their lives in Jamestown and their brother Alick was a school teacher.

Share

Related Quilts:

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
Quilt has a centre panel of white velvet roses and green leaves with embroidered spider webs, on red velvet. Two side panels are in crazy patchwork in plain and patterned silks and velvets. All patches are edged with feather, herringbone or blanket stitch. Many patches are embroidered, including 'Minnie', 'Good Luck', birds, flowers, anchor, boat, fish, shell, spider web, crown,, 2 crossed flags, tennis racquets, Australian motifs including wattle. The centre panel has a row of ruched olive green ribbon each side and the whole quilt has a border of dark blue velvet. The padding is cotton wadding and the backing is cream cotton printed with red and pink chrysanthemums and green leaves.
2113 x 1995mm
Kay Jones
Quilt top with English piecing in a star in polygon pattern. English and French cotton fabrics in a wide variety of patterns and plains constructed over papers with the tacking still in tact. Papers are mainly part envelopes some with stamps and post dated 1898. 2200 x 1800mm
Margery Creek
Cotton quilt in 'Pyramid Charm' pattern. Made in the USA and thought to have come from Louisiana. Hand pieced and hand quilted with the quilting following the triangular shapes. The quilting is quite coarse. The backing is black printed material and there is cotton padding.
1931 x 1855mm
National Musuem of Australia
Patchwork quilt with alternate squares of green and fawn cotton headcloth. Various Australian wild flowers are embroidered in coloured threads in the green squares. In the fawn squares there is a stylised flower and leaf pattern outlined in embroidery. The border, front and back is green headcloth. The backing is printed cotton with a floral design. There is some padding.
1610 x 1610mm
Elizabeth Williams
Cotton quilt of plain and patterned hexagons, 6 joined to make a flower. The flowers are arranged in rows with single motifs filling the spaces. Hand sewn. The backing is heavy red cotton material. There is no padding.
2490 x 1803mm
Charlotte Nattey
Cotton quilt of pieced hexagons and some diamonds made for a baby's basket. Colours are mainly blue and pink and two 'Punch and Judy's' are appliqued in the centre. There is no padding and the backing is a cotton floral in blues and greens.
760 x 660mm