Quilt No.175BHS - Bright & District Historical Society

Owner: 
Bright & District Historical Society
Location: 
VIC North East
Maker
Maker: 
Rene Raynor
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1901 - 1920
Description: 
Patchwork quilt made from hexagon patches in cottons. No filling or padding. Backing is of green cotton.
2050 x 1600mm
History: 

Made by Mrs Rene Raynor at Porepunkah, near Bright (VIC), between 1917 and 1920. Donated to the Bright & District Historical Society.

Story: 

Notes from telephone conversation with Gwyneth Millar of the Bright Historical Society:
"The quilt was made by Mrs Rene Raynor who was a teacher at the Porepunkah school between 1917 and 1920. Her husband George was a farmer and blacksmith. The quilt is hexagons of ordinary cotton material. There is no padding and the backing is pale green sheeting or similar. The Raynor family is no longer in the district �
The Historical Society started when the Railway finished about 1972 and Gwyneth believes the quilt was donated then. Some years ago it was repaired by Ruby Pollard of Ballarat."

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