Quilt No.682JM - Joan McGregor

Joan McGregor
Owner: 
Joan McGregor
Location: 
VIC North East
Maker
Maker: 
Mary McGregor
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
One side of this quilt is large pieces of check and striped material surrounding a small patterned supper cloth with a border of scrap pieces. The other side is small, floral, check, spotted, striped and plain cotton pieces surrounding a tablecloth. It is machine sewn and is not quilted. The padding is an old woollen blanket.
1825 x 1625mm
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.

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.

Joan and Stewart McGregor with Florence McGregor
Joan and Stewart McGregor with Florence McGregor
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