Quilt No.678JR - Julene Robbins

Julene Robbins
Owner: 
Julene Robbins
Location: 
VIC Melbourne
Maker
Maker: 
R Gleghorn
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
Frame quilt made from taffetas, satins, chinese type brocades and some silks. The central square is a checkerboard pattern and the radiating borders are mainly squares. It is machine pieced and machine quilted. The padding is cotton and the backing is rectangles joined together.
2327 x 2150mm
History: 

The quilt was possibly made by Mrs. R. Gleghorn in Box Hill, Victoria, in the 1920s. It was purchased at the auction of the deceased estate of Ronald Gleghorn in 1999 by the present owner. It is not used now.

Story: 

Councillor Ronald Gleghorn was a past mayor of Box Hill. The house was the original one he and his wife built in the 1920s and all the furniture was of that period. The quilt was stored with old linen but its precise history is not known.

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