Quilt No.463JB - June Brown

June Brown
Owner: 
June Brown
Location: 
VIC North East
Maker
Maker: 
Annie Hulland
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Rectangular cot quilt of green floral cretonne with pleated frill. Machine made. The backing is the same material. It is tied not quilted. The padding is old woollen jumpers.
1050 x 610mm
History: 

The quilt was made by Annie Hulland in 1957 for her first grandon Andrew. It was then used by her daughter, Heather McClounan, for the other 3 children. They lived on a farm at Hopetoun, Victoria. Heather McClounan gave the quilt to June Brown in 1998 to care for and use as an historical record. It is not used now and is stored in a cotton bag in a cupboard in June Brown's home.

Story: 

The material was originally purchased to make curtains but was used to make this functional cot quilt instead. Heather McClounan said of her mother: "My mother was a very thrifty person, as there were five children in our family, born between 1929 and 1939. I fancy it (the quilt) was necessity. She made this quilt for my son Andrew and it was subsequently used for my other three children." [Heather McClunan]

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