Quilt No.708EGV - Embroiderers' Guild Victoria

Embroiderers' Guild Victoria
Owner: 
Embroiderers' Guild Victoria
Location: 
VIC Melbourne
Maker
Maker: 
Edith Maud Strachan
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1881 - 1900
Description: 
Crazy patchwork quilt, hand pieced in velvets, brocades and silks. Embroidery in yellow stranded thread in various stitches around the patches. Stitches include, single and double feather, numerous buttonhole variations and herringbone. There are also embroidered motifs including butterflies, leaves and flowers. Purple velvet ribbon, also embroidered with herringbone stitch, overlays the squares. The padding is a fluffy cotton and the backing is a thin cotton.
1900 x 1800mm
History: 

The quilt was made by Edith Maud Strachan in Victoria about 1890. It was donated to the Guild by Mrs. Ann Baxter who was the donor's grandmother. The quilt was made for the donor's father.

[EGV No.958. Any requests to the Guild for information msut be in writing.]

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