Register No.476JEC
OwnerJanine and Eva Chick
Location VIC
MakerDoreen Vincent
Origin AUSTRALIA VIC
Pattern Patchwork Hexagon
Date1935
Dimensions (H x W in cm)122 x 76

History

Doreen Vincent made the quilt in 1935 for her great grand daughters Janine and Eva Chick as a cot quilt. It is stored at the home of Mr and Mrs LR and FE Chick (grandchildren) but is owned by Janine and Eva Chick. "This quilt is a replica of quilts made each year by the Ladies Guild at Holy Trinity Cathedral Wangaratta Victoria. Each member sewing together by hand, a block 8 inches wide. Each separate piece [was] tacked, hand sewn and hemmed over a six sided piece of heavy brown paper, joined around a centre piece and at the meetings put in a big box to be finally joined up. Grandmother Doreen Vincent, each year had the job to join all the collection up, on the kitchen table and [to] tack them all onto a quilt size length of washed calico. Then when finished, the quilt was donated to a church home. When the great grand children arrived, a quilt was lovingly made for Janine and Eva's cot [including] bits of everybody's dresses and very colourful. Leaving behind a loving memory of great Gran for all our family to treasure." [Faye Chick, 26 November 1998]

Description

Hexagon quilt, hand sewn, using a wide variety of patterned and plain cotton scraps left over from dressmaking. Six hexagons are placed around a centre one. There is no padding. The backing is brown flannel turned over to the front with hexagons hand stitched to it.
1220 x 763mm

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