Quilt No.345TBM - Tongarra Bicentennial Museum

Tongarra Bicentennial Museum
Owner: 
Tongarra Bicentennial Museum
Location: 
NSW
Maker
Maker: 
Sarah Thomas
Made in
ENGLAND
Date: 
pre 1850
Description: 
Patchwork cot quilt top made from cotton hexagon patches, featuring a centre rosette with 7 rows of patches around it forming an elongated shape, with rosettes and patches randomly placed on the sides. Quilt has a border of triangles pieced to form squares. Cotton prints with over 50 different patterns. Colours are faded, with red and brown (may be faded green) and mostly pastels. Hand sewn using whip stitch. No padding or backing.
990 x 825mm
History: 

Made c.1830 in England by Sarah Thomas and used for her 10 children. The first was born in 1828, and the first three were born in England.. Owned by Sarah and then the Thomas Family. Now owned by the Tongarra Bicentennial Museum, NSW.

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