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]

Share

Related Quilts:

Valinda Gale
Patchwork quilt made from squares of cotton prints in florals, stripes, spots and checks, joined together in rows. Colours are predominantly blues, reds, yellow and pastels. Binding is of turquoise blue fabric. Materials appear to be from the 40s or 50s. Patches caught in the middle with a woollen knot - red, yellow, blue wool. No quilting. Backed in blue fleecy flannel.
Single bed length and width.
Annette Rich
Unlined quilt. Central square of floral chintz with rectangular and chevron border making a larger frame that is set within another square-on-point frame edged with 2 toned red leaf pattererned chintz. This quilt is mainly pieced (squares, triangles, lozenges) but the hexagon rosettes are appliqued. Dress and furnishing cottons dating from the early 1800s. Raw edged, unfinished. All hand stitched.
2400 x 2400mm
Barbara McCabe
"A single bed cover made up of squares and recrangles of woollen fabric pieced together by a Vicker Sewing Machine from Myer Melbourne. The fabrics are either new (left over scraps) or used (unpicked woollen garments). The backing is an old (used) candlewick bedspread. There is no padding. It is faded and worn due to being used for other purposes later. There is a 66 cm high clown that ahs been appliqued on mainly by hand using blanket stitch. It is also made from scraps of fabric. The hands were cut from an old felt hat."
2400mm x 1660mm
Historical Society of Cockburn
Handmade quilt in off centre log cabin pattern. Pieces are floral furnishing and dress fabrics, in twenty blocks. There is no padding, and backing is of bright floral cotton. 1900 x 1500 mm.
Billie Briggs
Hand pieced crazy quilt in a variety of plain coloured velvets. All seams are over embroidered in a variety of stitches. There is no padding and the backing is heavy black cotton. 1900 x 1630mm.
National Musuem of Australia
Patchwork quilt with alternate squares of green and fawn cotton headcloth. Various Australian wild flowers are embroidered in coloured threads in the green squares. In the fawn squares there is a stylised flower and leaf pattern outlined in embroidery. The border, front and back is green headcloth. The backing is printed cotton with a floral design. There is some padding.
1610 x 1610mm