Quilt No.681JM - Mrs Joan McGregor

Mrs Joan McGregor
Owner: 
Mrs Joan McGregor
Location: 
VIC North East
Maker
Maker: 
Mary McGregor
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
Large and small pieces, mainly rectangles and mainly cottons, machine sewn. One side has replacement materials in red check, brown, tan, blue and pink materials. The padding is an old woollen blanket.
1950 x 1327mm
History: 

The quilt was made by Mrs. Mary McGregor possiblky at Bulla, Victoria pre 1951. It was then owned by Florence McGregor and now by Joan McGregor. It is used as a throw over on a couch.

Story: 

Mary McGregor was born and married in Scotland and came to Australia with her husband and 3 children on the ship 'Geelong' in 1914. Little is known of their early life in Australia but it is known they lived at 'Glenara' Bulla Vic where Mary's husband was a gatekeeper and part time gardener. Mary died in 1951.

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