Quilt No.240JT - Jan Tregoweth

Jan Tregoweth
Owner: 
Jan Tregoweth
Location: 
SA Country
Maker
Maker: 
Jan Tregoweth
Made in
AUSTRALIA SA
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Square patchwork quilt made from rectangles of woollen tailors' samples, each patch outlined with machine fancy stitch using red thread. Machine sewn. The backing is a green and white check fabric. No filling.
History: 

Made and owned by Jan Tregoweth about 1962 in South Australia, for use by her sons Paul and Stephen as a rug under their playpen.

Story: 

The quilt was made because "We were young, money was short and it seemed to be an economical way to make a floor covering for my boys to play."[JT]
The tailors' samples came from a friend Jan was working with. Although made for the children's playpen, it was also taken on picnics.
Jan has made 105 quilts of varying sizes; she started patchwork in 1984, and teaches and exhibits.

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