Quilt No.187JL - Joy Lane

Owner: 
Joy Lane
Location: 
VIC North East
Maker
Maker: 
Janet Paterson
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
Unknown
Description: 
Quilt in crazy patchwork, in velvet, silk and cotton, decorated on seams and patches with embroidery. Padded with flannelette, and backed with damask. Quilt has an olive green frill around the edge.
190 x 1500mm
History: 

Believed to be made by Janet Paterson (born Gerard) of Wedderburn (Vic). Owned by Grace Campbell (grand-daughter) then by Grace's daughter Joy Lane.

Story: 

"I first saw a picture of this work in the book 'Patchwork in Austraslia' by Margaret Rolf.It said it was done byJanet Paterson of Wedderburn. I looked up the family tree & found that my Great Grandmother was of the same name & lived in Wedderburn. She was Janet Gerard & married James Paterson in April 1853 & she died in March 1922.
There is another quilt I believe done by the same lady it belongs to the Brook family in Euroa." [Joy Lane 3.12.96]

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