Quilt No.569DA - Daphne Akehurst

Daphne Akehurst
Owner: 
Daphne Akehurst
Location: 
NSW Riverina
Maker
Maker: 
Nellie Jackson
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Quilt in a wide variety of patterned and plain hexagons in cotton with a wide green border. There is no padding and the backing is cotton.
2500 x 2200mm
History: 

The quilt was made by Nellie Jackson in Temora and Ungarie NSW in the 1940s. It is now owned by her niece Daphne Akehurst. It is still used.

Nellie Jackson c.1990
Nellie Jackson c.1990
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