Owner Jewel Y Hide
Location NSW
Maker Doris Channells
Origin new-south-wales
Pattern Patchwork Hexagon
Date 1960-1969
Dimensions (H x W in cm) 186 x 165


This cover was made by Doris Channells in Coffs Harbour on the north coast of NSW in 1961. When Doris died she left it in her will to Jewel Hide her granddaughter. It is still used. Doris Channells made this quilt/cover from pieces of old clothes including dresses and her husband's old shirts when they were worn out. She was the granddaughter of David Jones' first tailor, James Conniff, who was brought to Australia to work in David Jones' first shop in George Street [Sydney].


Hexagon shaped cover in cottons, rayons, linens and seersuckers. Central hexagon motif surrounded by 6 groups of hexagons. In fill is also hexagons. Red patterned hexagon border. The backing is calico. There is no padding. Embroidered on the back is ' D.Channells, Coffs HBR, 1961'.
1860 x 1650mm


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