Quilt No.1063NTSA - National Trust of Australia (SA)

National Trust of Australia (SA)
Owner: 
National Trust of Australia (SA)
Location: 
SA Country
Maker
Maker: 
Mary .Perrens
Made in
AUSTRALIA SA
Date: 
1901 - 1920
Description: 
Hand stitched unfinished crazy quilt with patches placed around a centre hexagon pieced in log cabin type strips. Materials are mainly silks and satins and pieces are mounted on grey cotton material. Seams are overstitched in herringbone stitch. 1520 x 760mm
History: 

The quilt was made by Mary Perrens in South Australia c.1910. It was inherited by her daughter Miss Eva Perren following the death of her mother in 1957. Eva Perren donated it to the Jamestown National Trust museum in 1970. It is displayed in a glass cabinet at the museum.

Story: 

Mary Perren (born Mary Honeychurch) was born in England in 1875 and married in Baldina SA in 1907. Her husband was a blacksmith and railway ganger and they had three children: Ed. Phillip b. 1908, Alick John b.1912 and Eva Alice Lucy b. 1914. Mary's husband died the same year Eva was born and Mary had to leave the railway cottage in Jamestown where she had lived for some years and find work to support her family. Both Ed and Eva spent all their lives in Jamestown and their brother Alick was a school teacher.

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