Quilt No.354JM - Jill Morrow

Jill Morrow
Owner: 
Jill Morrow
Location: 
NSW Riverina
Maker
Maker: 
Mary Grant
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Patchwork quilt made of rectangles of twill cotton and worsted woollen fabrics, from work trousers. Colours are greys, light and dark brown, and black watch tartan in dark green and blue. Narrow border of floral print. No padding. Backing is cotton, a white background with 1950s print of rectangles of stylised foliage in red, blue and yellow. Top and bottom border of bright blue fabric.
1860 x 1000mm
History: 

Made in the 1950s by Mary Grant at 'Myrnong', Harefield, via Junee (NSW). Previously owned by Mary Grant, now owned by Jill Morrow.

Story: 

The quilt was made from Murray Grant's work trousers, and was made to cover the mattress on a cane 'day bed' on an enclosed verandah.
"Mary Grant was always resourceful and disliked waste in any form."[JM]

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