Quilt No.748RJ - Rose Jervois

Owner: 
Rose Jervois
Location: 
NSW Riverina
Maker
Maker: 
Rosalie Woloszyn
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
This utilitarian quilt has a top of mainly woollen used clothing randomly pieced in different sizes and shapes. It includes parts of a jumper, a pocket, a sleeve, the back of a coat, a trouser leg, a piece of 'railway issue' blanket. There are many layers and each layer is stitched together by hand. There is no difference between the padding and the top, it is all layers of pieces of clothes. The backing is an old cotton sheet.
1620 x 1300mm
History: 

The quilt was made by Mrs. Rosalie Woloszyn in Tumbarumba NSW in the 1950s. It was made for warmth. It is now owned by her daughter Rosemary Jervois.

Story: 

" The maker came from war torn Austria, to Bonegilla then to Tumbarumba, Railway Land for 5 years, as her husband was a fettler, then settled in Albury St, for the next 40 years, with their 3 children.
Many of the 'pieces' on the quilt were garments worn by the family, most generously donated by the Catholic community - some from clothes worn when they immigrated to Australia.
In winter it was a quilt, in summer it was extra padding on the bed!"
[Mrs. Rose Jervois, 2000]

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