Quilt No.1091MC - Margaret Cameron

Margaret Cameron
Owner: 
Margaret Cameron
Location: 
SA Adelaide
Maker
Maker: 
Jeanie Stretch
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
Hand stitched quilt of hexagon shapes in a random pattern and using a wide variety of materials including satins, cottons, underwear material, curtain pieces. There is no padding and it is backed with black silk. 1500 x 1000mm.
History: 

The quilt was made by Jeanie Stretch probably in the 1930s to 1940s. It was made in Sydney NSW. It was then owned by the maker's niece, Helen Pankhurst, and now by Helen's sister Jeanie Stretch in SA. It is not used.

Story: 

"Jeanie Margaret Stretch was the second of seven children of Bishop John Francis and his wife Amelia Margaret Stretch. She was born on 19th April 1888, in Melbourne and died on 13 October 1961 in Sydney. She was a violinist and never married.
From approx 1930's she lived at 2 Carter St. North Sydney, in a little cottage built on an old quarry. Her companion who lived with her, Vicky Spraggon, a New Zealander, also played a violin. They both played at concerts in North Sydney in the 40's and 50's. I used to visit them and stay weekends when I was at college in the late 1940's.
My father, Carlos, the eldest in the family, is on the extreme right of the photo." [ Margaret Cameron]

Jeanie Stretch 1888-1961
Jeanie Stretch 1888-1961
Jeanie in centre back between her parents c.1912
Jeanie in centre back between her parents c.1912
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