Quilt No.792LC - Lyn Cottingham

Lyn Cottingham
Owner: 
Lyn Cottingham
Location: 
ACT
Maker
Maker: 
Mary-Anne Vincent
Made in
ENGLAND
Date: 
Unknown
Description: 
Single bed quilt hand pieced from silk hexagons using the English method. The border, backing and central rosette of hexagons are black. All other hexagons are a mixture of plain colours, stripes and florals. They are randomly placed. It is quilted in a diamond pattern. The padding is a thin cotton woven material.
1550 x 1330mm
History: 

The quilt was made by Mary-Anne Vincent who was born in Stepney London in 1856. Mary-Anne was the great great aunt of the present owner, Lyn Cottingham. The quilt was handed on through family descent. It is not used now.

Story: 

"Because of the age of the quilt little knowledge is available about its actual use. However, we know that Mary-Anne was one of 6 children and never married. She lived in London and Brighton and did not enjoy good health. I have 3 postcards written by her in 1902 - 1907 relating to her poor health, one of which was sent from a convalescent home in Brighton. The P.C's were sent to her neice Louisa (my grandmother) who was apprenticed to a dressmaker. We have many pieces of Louisa's needlework, samplers, embroidery and tapestries etc."����..
[Lyn Cottingham]

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