Register No.316MM
OwnerBill and Barbara Meynink
Location QLD
MakerJane Ellen Meynink
Origin AUSTRALIA QLD
Pattern Patchwork Hexagon
Datepre 1965
Dimensions (H x W in cm)231 x 197

History

Made by Jane Ellen Meynink (born Crothers 1894-1983) in Brisbane Queensland who began quilting in her retirement aged 70. Made before 1965 for her granddaughter Margaret Stuart Meynink (born Easton), before she married. Now owned by Bill and Barbara Meynink. This is the 2nd of six quilts made by Jane. Jane Ellen Meynink was an accomplished needlewoman, doing fancywork and tapestry. She was also a good cook. The aspect of her work which Jane Ellen really enjoyed was the donation of fabrics by friends, as she enjoyed the donors' visits. "This quilt was made as a single bedcover. For Margie's marriage, the quilt was extended in all directions for use on the double bed."
[Barbara Meynink]

Description

Patchwork quilt made from brightly coloured printed cotton fabrics in hexagon patches hand sewn together in rosettes, and stitched by machine onto a border of bright teal blue fabric. Fabric scraps for the patchwork were donated from friends. No padding. Backing is polished cotton curtain lining.
2312 x 1969mm

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