Quilt No.686NTV - National Trust of Australia (VIC))

National Trust of Australia (VIC))
Owner: 
National Trust of Australia (VIC))
Location: 
VIC Melbourne
Maker
Maker: 
Hannah Nall
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1881 - 1900
Description: 
Patchwork quilt, log cabin pattern. Made of strips of dark and light material arranged to produce strongly contrasting bands running diagonally across the quilt. Colours are mainly pinks and blues in small floral and paisley cotton prints. There is no padding.
1310 x 1140mm
History: 

The quilt was made by Mrs. Hannah Nall of Wooragee, a mining township near Beechworth, Victoria in the 19th century. It was donated to the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) in 1972 by Mrs. J.Lowrey of Toorak, Victoria, a grand-daughter of the maker.
The quilt is stored in the National Trust costume and textile store, Melbourne

Story: 

"Maker Hannah Nall, was born in England in 1838, died 1909. Her maiden name was Oldfield. It is said that she and her husband (a gold inspector) had seven daughters and each daughter was given a patchwork quilt for a 21st birthday gift. Mrs Nall served as midwife in the area and was teacher in charge of the local state school."
[Belinda Nemec, Manager of Collections, National Trust of Australia (Victoria) 9.2.2000]

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