Quilt No.1115KJ - Kay Jones

Kay Jones
Owner: 
Kay Jones
Location: 
WA
Maker
Maker: 
Alice Attridge
Made in
ENGLAND
Date: 
1881 - 1900
Description: 
Quilt top with English piecing in a star in polygon pattern. English and French cotton fabrics in a wide variety of patterns and plains constructed over papers with the tacking still in tact. Papers are mainly part envelopes some with stamps and post dated 1898. 2200 x 1800mm
History: 

The quilt top was possibly made by Alice Attridge in Essex. Alice died in 1918. It then passed to Alice's daughter Florrie Clayton and then to Alice's grand-daughter Shirley Gibb and is now owned by Kay Jones the maker's great grand-daughter. It was brought to Australia in 1976.

Story: 

"Not much is known about the quilt. Alice died in 1918 when my mother, Florrie Clayton, Alice's daughter was 14. My mother obviously kept the quilt as a memento of her mother and it stayed in a cupboard until we brought it to Australia in 1976 when again it was put in a cupboard in, horror of horrors, a plastic bag. Then I gave it to my daughter Kay Jones and its history came to life." [Shirley and Brian Gibb 20.8.02]

Shirley and Brian Gibb with Alice's quilt top.
Shirley and Brian Gibb with Alice's quilt top.
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