Quilt No.774JP - Joanne Pedler

Joanne Pedler
Owner: 
Joanne Pedler
Location: 
NSW Far West
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
Crazy patchwork cot quilt made from a wide variety of materials, patterned and plain. Some seams are overstitched with feather stitch and herringbone. One of a pair. There is no padding. The backing is taffeta.
1500 x 2000mm
History: 

The quilt was made by 'Grandma Jackson' in Melbourne in the 1930s. It was later owned by 'Grandma Renton' and is now owned by J.& P. Pedler. It is framed and hangs in their underground home which has a constant temperature of 23 degrees C. In 1998 it was restored by Kath Squire aged 90.

Story: 

Grandma Jackson' ,who made the quilt, was a cleaner at the Tivoli theatre in Melbourne in the 1920s and 1930s and collected material scraps from which she made the quilts and two pillow shams.

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