Quilt No.617PWH - The Pioneer Women's Hut

The Pioneer Women's Hut
Owner: 
The Pioneer Women's Hut
Location: 
NSW Riverina
Maker
Maker: 
Julia Jeffries
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1881 - 1900
Description: 
Machine constructed log cabin quilt using a wide variety of strips of used clothing including cottons, men's suitings and wools. Each square is about 250mm and arranged in the 'light and dark of the fire' variation of log cabin. There is no padding. The backing is brown twill with an orange pattern and is probably a replacement backing.
2180 x 1710mm
History: 

The quilt was made by Julia Jeffries at Ournie on the upper Murray c.1900. It was handed down in the family by maternal descent and donated to The Pioneer Women's Hut by Bessie Hillis of Tallangatta NSW. It is displayed in the museum occasionally.

Story: 

Julia Jeffries (1846-1919) lived with her husband Jabez at Ournie NSW. They had 11 children.

Julia Jeffries c.1900
Julia Jeffries c.1900
Julia Jeffries (centre in black) with the immediate family, Ournie NSW
Julia Jeffries (centre in black) with the immediate family, Ournie NSW
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