Quilt No.280IB - Ida Blenkiron

Ida Blenkiron
Owner: 
Ida Blenkiron
Location: 
SA
Maker
Maker: 
Ida Ellenkiron
Made in
AUSTRALIA SA
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Wholecloth quilt made from turquoise and red plaid brushed cotton, with a filling of a marcella bedspread with cut up pieces of knitted and crocheted garments stitched on top by hand and machine. Garment pieces are pink, red, yellow, black and pastels. Sleeves, collar and pockets can be clearly seen. Backing is an old blanket.
History: 

Made and owned by Ida Blenkiron, at Angaston (SA) 1958 - 1960.

Story: 

"I was widowed at the age of 42 years. My husband died of cancer & I was left to rear 5 young children on my own. Through owning valuable land I was not eligible for any pension (government rules at the time). So to help make ends meet I did all kinds of things including making these waggas from old jumpers, skirts etc."
[Ida Blenkiron]

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