Quilt No.271IB - Ida Blenkiron

Ida Blenkiron
Owner: 
Ida Blenkiron
Location: 
SA
Maker
Maker: 
Edith Elizabeth Hocking
Made in
AUSTRALIA SA
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
Patchwork quilt of square and rectangular patches, mainly in cotton fabrics, in plains and prints. Colours are predominantly yellow, pinks, blues and prints on white. Backing is the same except there is a piece of patterned curtaining material as a patch across the middle width. Padding is old blanketing.
1830 x 1140mm
History: 

Made by Mrs Edith Elizabeth Hocking (born Rowe) (1885 - 1969) in the late 1930s - early 1940s, in Swan Reach (SA). Owned by Ida Blenkiron (born Hocking).

Story: 

Ida remembers several pieces of material coming from dresses she wore at Silver Vale school picnic (around 1937). The pink/white stripe pieces came from a dress Ida made completely by hand when she was in Grade 5. It won 2nd prize at the Swan Reach Ag. Show (1934).

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