Quilt No.346HMS - Harden Murrumburrah Historical Society

Harden Murrumburrah Historical Society
Owner: 
Harden Murrumburrah Historical Society
Location: 
NSW Riverina
Maker
Maker: 
Tamar Borrow
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1881 - 1900
Description: 
Patchwork quilt has pieced blocks in the 'Ohio star' pattern in red print and white cotton, alternating with plain white blocks. Quilt has a 9cm frill in red and grey geometric print cotton, machine stitched around the edge. Quilt appears to have some hand quilting. No padding. Backing is white cotton.
2210 x 2060mm
History: 

Made during the 1880s by Tamar Borrow (1862-1947), probably at Leongatha, Gippsland Vic. Inherited by her cousin Beatrice Mossop in 1947, and inherited by William Mullett 1965. Owned by the Harden Murrumburrah Historical Society.

Story: 

"Tamar was born in 1862, the third child to George Borrow and Mary (Mossop) at Mt Clear just outside of Ballarat, Victoria. She inherited the name from her grandmother, Tamar Taylor.
Tamar had a sister, Jane (1856) and a brother Henry (1859). A younger brother, George (Brother Will) was born in 1865.
She went to school in Buninyong and later lived in Leongatha with her mother and brother, Henry (Harry). Harry moved the family around but while at Bullarto he caught an influenza and died there.
Those remaining bought a house in St Kilda and in an endeavour to keep the family together, all moved in.
Tamar never married and both she and her younger cousin, Annie Beatrice Mary Mossop (Beattie), lived on together until Tamar died in 1947 aged 85.
Tamar's talents were strongly influenced by her mother who was said to be 'very creative'. The family were proud of her.
Much of their work was done by candle and lamp light and a front room of the house was dedicated to this."
[Notes from Harden Murrumburrah Historical Society 1998]

Tamar Borrow
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