Quilt No.308BE - Beverley Edmonds

Beverley Edmonds
Owner: 
Beverley Edmonds
Location: 
QLD South West
Maker
Maker: 
Jean Maude Humberdross
Made in
AUSTRALIA QLD
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
Patchwork crazy quilt made from pieces of taffeta, brocade, grosgrain fabric and ribbon, silk velvet, and jacquard woven furnishing fabrics, mostly silk, with some cotton. The colours are a mixture of darks, brights, and light patches. Centre patch has crudely painted flowers and leaves. All seams are embroidered with feather stitch in cream cotton thread. Backing is of calico, which is stained. Handsewn.
1423 x 1372mm
History: 

Made by Jean Maude Humberdross, aged 14, c.1935, at Ravensbourne (Qld). Purchased at the garage sale of Mrs Humberdross' estate in Toowoomba, 1994, by the owner, Bev Edmonds.

Story: 

Jean was born 9 May 1921 at Ravensbourne, Qld, and died 13 October 1993 at Toowoomba, Qld. She suffered from polio and died from a polio related illness.
"Jean Maude Humberdross made this quilt when she was 14 years old (1935). It took three months to make. She made lots of handcrafted items - crocheted rugs & quilts but all of these things were given away. This piece was the only one she kept."
[Information provided by Beverly Edmonds 1998.]

Owner, Bev Edmonds, with quilt
Owner, Bev Edmonds, with quilt
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