Quilt No.314BM - Bill & Barbara Meynink

Bill & Barbara Meynink
Owner: 
Bill & Barbara Meynink
Location: 
QLD South West
Maker
Maker: 
Jane Ellen Meynink
Made in
AUSTRALIA QLD
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Patchwork quilt made from brightly coloured printed cotton fabrics in hexagon patches hand sewn together in rosettes, and stitched by machine onto a border of green moire taffeta. No padding. Backing is green cotton satin curtain lining. There is a matching pillow sham.
2591 x 2540mm
History: 

Made by Jane Ellen Meynink (born Crothers, 1894-1983) in Brisbane (Qld) who began quilting in her retirement aged 70. The quilt was the 6th of 6 quilts designed and made by Jane. Owned by her daughter-in-law Barbara Meynink (born Campbell). Known as Jeannie's quilt (Jane Ellen's pet name). Used only on "high days and holidays!"

Story: 

"This quilt, no 6, replaces no1, which wore out. It was used constantly. Also we got a bigger bed & Jane Ellen offered to make another quilt for us. The quilt was laid out on the floor to decide upon colour placement & arrangement for the overall design. It has an hexagonal centre."
[Barbara Meynink]

Bill Meynink with his mother's quilt
Bill Meynink with his mother's quilt

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