Quilt No.269IB - Ida Blenkiron

Ida Blenkiron
Owner: 
Ida Blenkiron
Location: 
SA
Maker
Maker: 
Edith Elizabeth Hocking
Made in
AUSTRALIA SA
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
Rectangular quilt with front and back made of rectangles of cotton samples of shirt materials, in checks, stripes and plains. Colours are soft muted reds, greens, blues, yellows and browns, and pastels. Construction is 3 to 4 rows of rectangles joined across the quilt. Padding is probably an old blanket. There is a row of hand quilting approximately the width of one patch in from the edge, holding the layers together.
1870 x 950mm
History: 

Made by Mrs Edith Elizabeth Hocking (born Rowe) (1885 - 1969) around 1930, in South Australia. Owned by Ida Blenkiron (born Hocking).

Story: 

Ida's uncle Ted (her father's brother) worked at Goode, Durant & Murray in Adelaide and when he'd come home for the holidays he'd present Edith with the samples with which she was delighted to make a new quilt.

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