Quilt No.1090MP - Marjorie Piper

Owner: 
Marjorie Piper
Location: 
NSW Riverina
Maker
Maker: 
Mary Jane Piper
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1901 - 1920
Description: 
Tailors' samples quilt. Random sized rectangles joined in rows. There is a 3cm wide pleated frill of navy woollen material. The padding (synthetic) and the backing (green and white striped cotton) are recent. 1900 x 1850mm.
History: 

The Tailors' sample quilt was made by Mary Jane Piper of 'Fairview' Bombowlee NSW in about 1920. It is now owned by her daughter-in-law Marjorie Piper. It has been renovated and is used.

Story: 

Mary Jane Piper had a family of 7 sons and 3 daughters. She did all the family sewing and invisible mending.

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