Register No.271IB
OwnerIda Blenkiron
Location SA
MakerEdith Elizabeth Hocking
Origin AUSTRALIA SA
Pattern Patchwork Geometric
Date1930s
Dimensions (H x W in cm)183 x 114

History

Made in the 1930s by Mrs Edith Elizabeth Hocking (born Rowe 1885-1969) in Swan Reach South Australia. Owned by Ida Blenkiron (born Hocking). Ida remembers several pieces of material coming from dresses she wore at Silver Vale school picnic (around 1937). The pink and white stripe pieces came from a dress Ida made completely by hand when she was in Grade 5. It won 2nd prize at the Swan Reach Agricultural Show in 1934.

Description

Patchwork quilt of square and rectangular patches mainly in cotton fabrics, in plains and prints. Colours are predominantly yellow, pinks, blues and prints on white. Backing is the same except there is a piece of patterned curtaining material as a patch across the middle width. Padding is old blanketing.
1830 x 1140mm

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