1840 (Circa) - Hexagon Quilt

Hexagon Quilt
Currently in Swellendam and is still in use

This quilt was made in Yorkshire by Bessy Good (nee Bowland). She married James Good and had five children. She died in 1842 at the early age of 35 years. The quilt was given to her daughter-in-law, Isabella who came to South Africa in 1864 with her husband Jamer Junior (date of birth around 1840). He became a missionary in Botswana and was the great grandfather of Alison Hely-Hutchinson, on her mother`s side of the family.
The quilt is currently in Swellendam and is still in use today.