Quilt No.484JC - Jean Cameron

Jean Cameron
Owner: 
Jean Cameron
Location: 
VIC Gippsland
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
White cotton quilt with blue embroidery. There is a lattice grid embroidered with 30 squares one way and 24 the other and in each square there is an embroidered signature or initial. In one is "The Home Missions Fete 1923" and in the centre "D.A.Cameron, Moderator" the date 1921-22 and 24 signatures within a more heavily embroidered rectangle. There is no padding and the backing is white cotton.
2120 x 1680mm
History: 

The Rev. D.A. Cameron was the grandfather of Jean Cameron's late husband and the quilt came from the Rev. Cameron's home. It was a fund raising quilt made probably for the Home Missions fete of 1923. It was made in Bairnsdale Victoria. It is not used and is stored in Jean Cameron's home.

Story: 

The Rev. D.A.Cameron was the Moderator General of the Presbyterian church of Australasia early this century. He was a great friend of the Rev. John Flynn. He was in Bairnsdale in the 1890s and again in the 1920s and also spent time in Warrnambool and Kew.
"Path Among the Years" a history of the shire of Bairnsdale by John Adams lists some of the activities early this century of the Rev. Cameron:
1892: Leader of a farm settlement scheme (successful).
1892: With George Bearham started a private college, St. Andrew. There were financial problems and it closed.
1890s: With the Ladies Benevolent Society started an Old Australians Home.
1891 Opened a newly erected Presbyterian Church. This was completely renovated in the early 1920s and again opened by the Rev. Cameron. Eventually the church was moved.
The Rev. Cameron was born in the late 1860s and died in 1940.

The Rev. D.A.Cameron
The Rev. D.A.Cameron
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