Quilt No.1040KW - Kereake Wray

Kereake Wray
Owner: 
Kereake Wray
Location: 
WA South West
Maker
Maker: 
Ekaterina Zounis
Made in
AUSTRALIA WA
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
Wholecloth Greek quilt. "The fabric is a beautiful silk satin with a formal pattern of soft yellows and pinks on a turquoise background. Surrounding this is a 40cm wide border also of silk satin (cerise coloured). The quilt is machine pieced but hand quilted. The method of quilting is very interesting. A thick cream twist has been used and at first glance it seems that the quilt is tied as there are long pairs of stitches with gaps of about 4cm between them. However, either a long needle was used to make a pair of stitches OR each side may have been quilted separately with the needle...
History: 

The quilt was made by Ekaterina Zounis (born Stamatikou) in Western Australia in about 1932. The quilt has been passed down through the family and is now owned by the great grand daughter of the maker, Mrs. Kereake Wray. It is not now used.

Story: 

"Ekaterina Zounis (nee Stamatikou) was born on the island of Kastellorizo near Rhodes in Greece around 1880. She was married in Greece around the turn of the century and came to Australia in the late 1920s. She would have been in her mid- ��when she made this quilt as a wedding gift for her daughter-in-law. The maker died in 1935. Her son had brought her out to Australia with her husband who died in 1939." [Mrs Kereake Wray]

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