Quilt No.597PWH - The Pioneer Women's Hut

The Pioneer Women's Hut
Owner: 
The Pioneer Women's Hut
Location: 
NSW Riverina
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1901 - 1920
Description: 
Continuous 'sleeve' of hand sewn small hexagons, many woollen, some joined, some darned, plain and patterned. Several bands of plain coloured hexagons. The padding is ticking, an old cream blanket and part of a bedspread.
1960 x 800mm
History: 

The maker is unknown. The quilt was purchased by a volunteer for the Pioneer Women's Hut for $40 from Graeme Bennett at Campbell's Creek, Victoria. He was an antique/second hand dealer and said it had come with a miner's couch with other household effects from a Melbourne deceased estate and was said to have been made in about 1900. Several generations had lived in the house for a long time. He put little value on it and it was stuffed in a box in a corner upstairs. It is now occasionally displayed at the Pioneer Women's Hut.

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