Quilt No.685NTV - National Trust of Australia (VIC)

National Trust of Australia (VIC)
Owner: 
National Trust of Australia (VIC)
Location: 
VIC Melbourne
Maker
Maker: 
Michael Rowlandson
Made in
ENGLAND
Date: 
pre 1850
Description: 
Double sided patchwork quilt. One side has small 'Tumbling Block' pattern. The other side has larger pattern of pieced stars. It is made of silks, some printed, some solid colours mainly blues, greens cream and black. There is no padding.
2100 x 1800mm
History: 

The quilt was made by Mrs. Michael Rowlandson in England c.1830. It was donated to the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) by Miss Katherine Turner, great grand-daughter of the maker in 1980.
The quilt is stored in the National Trust costume and textile store Melbourne.

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