Quilt No.215WM - Wanda McPherson

Wanda McPherson
Owner: 
Wanda McPherson
Location: 
VIC South West
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
Unknown
Date: 
1881 - 1900
Description: 
Patchwork Victorian style crazy quilt with 100s of irregular shaped pieces of velvet, silk, cotton sateen, brocade, ribbons and beading. Many pieces have been embroidered with decorative motifs or names. The centre olive green velvet piece is embroidered 'DC 1898', another 'Mother', two names are just readable - 'Louise' and 'Constance A Kenworth'. Several sprigs of raised wattle and leaves are also embroidered on black velvet. Patchwork has a 13cm wide border of olive green velvet with a twisted cord of 3 greens stitched to the edge. Padding is of white cotton flannelette, backing of mid...
History: 

Maker unknown, made c.1898. Given to the owner, Wanda McPherson by a Mrs Rowan, who had been given it by an aunt.

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