Quilt No.207MW - Margaret Williams

Margaret Williams
Owner: 
Margaret Williams
Location: 
VIC North East
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
Unknown
Date: 
Unknown
Description: 
Frame quilt with central square of fabric around which the borders or frames have been added in strips. The fabrics are mostly floral, a heavy weight similar to damask or curtaining. The colours are mainly beige, brown, green and red. The original backing was a red paisly design. A second backing, of red, brown and yellow leaves on white (possibly dating from 1930s), has been added at a later date. Quilt is bound with brown fabric.
2200 x 2000mm
History: 

Maker unknown. Previously owned by Jessie Butt, now owned by Margaret Williams.

Story: 

"After my grandmother died in June 1996 we found this quilt under the mattress on top of the springs, folded over double (as a mattress protector we presume). There are rust marks from the springs.
During 1990 when I asked my grandmother if she had or knew of any old patchwork quilts she said no, so I presume this has been under mattresses for many years. She was married in 1923."
[Margaret Williams 16.10.97]

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