Quilt No.258MM - Migration Museum

Migration Museum
Owner: 
Migration Museum
Location: 
SA Adelaide
Maker
Maker: 
Genette Burns' mother
Made in
ENGLAND
Date: 
1881 - 1900
Description: 
Crazy patchwork quilt of silk and cotton fabrics in velvets and brocades, with surface embroidery and appliqued motifs, and many seams embroidered, in a variety of stitches. Some metal thread embroidery. Centre patch has embroidered initials "F B". Quilt has been constructed from 30cm squares of crazy patwork which have been joined in bands and then stitched together in rows. Quilt has a border 12cm wide of red velvet. Backing (replaced backing) is of deep pink cotton, machine quilted. Hand and machine sewing.
1700 x 1430mm
History: 

Made by the mother of Genette Burns c.1886 in England, for her dowry box. Rebacked at some later time in Queensland. Donated to the Migration Museum (SA).

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