Quilt No.445JG - Jean Gill

Jean Gill
Owner: 
Jean Gill
Location: 
VIC Melbourne
Maker
Maker: 
Eliza Jones
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1881 - 1900
Description: 
Pieced quilt featuring log cabin and tumbling block patterns. It is handsewn and has some appliqued flowers.Materials are mainly velvet with a small amount of cotton. There is no padding and the backing is cotton flannelette.
1525 x 1220mm
History: 

The quilt was made by Eliza Jones in Warragul Victoria probably between 1880 and 1890. It was given to Ivy Blyth and is now owned by Ivy's daughter Jean Gill. It is not now used.

Story: 

Ivy Sargeant worked as a milliner at Huntsman's in Chapel Street Prahran, Melbourne. She collected scraps and decorations from her work and gave them to her aunt Eliza Jones for her to use.

Ivy Blyth's home Bayles Vic. 1920s to 1959
Ivy Blyth's home Bayles Vic. 1920s to 1959
Cushion made by Ivy
Cushion made by Ivy

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