Quilt No.285HJ - Helen Jarmyn

Helen Jarmyn
Owner: 
Helen Jarmyn
Location: 
SA
Maker
Maker: 
Helen Jarmyn
Made in
AUSTRALIA SA Adelaide
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Patchwork quilt made in the 'Trip Around the World' pattern, from cottons and some fine dress linen, in bright and pastel solids. Each colour is placed in a diamond shape on the quilt. Patches are 10cm square, quilt has 620 squares. The linen was mainly used to work the cross stitch. Quilt has a 2 inch border in black. Backing is sheeting. Each square is embroidered, with many different stitches, in geometric, floral, animal, insect and abstract designs, in different colours.
2760 x 2350mm
History: 

Made by the owner, Hazel Jarmyn, in 1974-1975 in Adelaide (SA).

Story: 

"I am Australian Born in a Northern Town Named Booborowrie in my Grand Mother's House and have always been a very keen needle person. I love to sew as well as other needlework, including Tatting and Bobbin lace. I lived on the same Farm until 1979 when we moved to the city in semi retirement and taught all sorts of needlework for 25 years. Foundation member of the Australian Lace guild in Sth Aust, and still like to do all kinds of work."

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