Quilt No.531JH - Jewel Y. Hide

Jewel Y. Hide
Owner: 
Jewel Y. Hide
Location: 
NSW South Coast
Maker
Maker: 
Doris Channells
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Hexagon shaped cover in cottons, rayons, linens and seersuckers. Central hexagon motif surrounded by 6 groups of hexagons. In fill is also hexagons. Red patterned hexagon border. The backing is calico. There is no padding. Embroidered on the back is ' D.Channells, Coffs HBR, 1961'.
1860 x 1650mm
History: 

This cover was made by Doris Channells in Coffs Harbour on the north coast of NSW in 1961. When Doris died she left it in her will to Jewel Hide her grand-daughter. It is still used.

Story: 

Doris Channells made this quilt/cover from pieces of old clothes including dresses and her husband's old shirts when they were worn out. She was the grand-daughter of David Jones' first tailor, James Conniff, who was brought to Australia to work in D.J's first shop in George street.

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