Collection2001 National Quilt Register Collection by PWHPioneer Women's Hut Heritage Quilt Collection
Owner The Pioneer Women's Hut
Location Tumbarumba NSW Australia
Maker Julia Jeffries
Origin new-south-wales
Pattern Patchwork Pieced Log Cabin
Date 1900-1939
Dimensions (H x W in cm) 218 x 171


The quilt was made by Julia Jeffries at Ournie on the upper Murray [River] New South Wales c. 1900. It was handed down in the family by maternal descent and donated to The Pioneer Women's Hut by Bessie Hillis of Tallangatta NSW. Julia Jeffries (1846-1919) lived with her husband Jabez at Ournie NSW. They had eleven children.

[The quilt] is displayed in the museum occasionally.


Machine constructed log cabin quilt using a wide variety of strips of used clothing including cottons, men's suitings and wools. Each square is about 250mm and arranged in the 'light and dark of the fire' variation of log cabin. There is no padding. The backing is brown twill with an orange pattern and is probably a replacement backing.

2180 x 1710 mm


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