HistoryMade by Jessie Waldron in the Sunraysia district of Victoria. Given to the Wangaratta Centre Quilters Inc. by Jessie's son Ted Waldron and his wife Fran of Wangaratta. "The quilt was made by Ted's mother, Jessie, who lived in the Sunraysia district of Victoria, the centre of the dried fruit industry. The 'batting' in the quilt is hessian, presumably hessian which was used on the drying racks. It appears that this quilt was originally made as two single bed quilts and joined together at a later date."
[June Brown, Wangaratta Centre Quilters Inc. 5 November 1996]
DescriptionIrregularly patched from a variety of cotton dress prints, checks, plains and mattress ticking. 1920s and 1930s fabrics. Both top and back are similar. Hessian padding. Originally two single quilts, now stitched together.
1850 x 1720mm
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I remember these quilts as two separate quilts.
Jessie Waldron was my father’s sister, my auntie Jessie.
When we visited when I was young they were on the beds in the spare room where I slept.
I have to say they were very scratchy due to the hessian inner lining.