Quilt No.407MC - Margery Creek

Margery Creek
Owner: 
Margery Creek
Location: 
QLD South West
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
USA
Date: 
1881 - 1900
Description: 
Cotton quilt in 'Pyramid Charm' pattern. Made in the USA and thought to have come from Louisiana. Hand pieced and hand quilted with the quilting following the triangular shapes. The quilting is quite coarse. The backing is black printed material and there is cotton padding.
1931 x 1855mm
History: 

The maker is unknown. Margery Arnold Creek inherited the quilt from her Mother Margery Eleanor Arnold (1912-1996) who purchased it from a quilt dealer in New Jersey in 1991.
The quilt is not used.

Story: 

Nothing is known of the early history of the quilt. Margery E. Arnold made quilts and collected them from the 1970s. She chose quilts to purchase usually by their fine workmanship and quilting designs and this one was also selected for the colour combination for her daughter Margery's bedroom.

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