Quilt No.805QVM - Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
Owner: 
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
Location: 
TAS Country
Maker
Maker: 
Rachel Raspin
Made in
AUSTRALIA TAS
Date: 
1881 - 1900
Description: 
Quilt with alternate red and white diamonds in cotton, with wide border of white cotton and a white cotton crochet edging. All diamond patches and edging were joined to white border decorated with feather stitch. White border edged with zig-zag white feather stitch. Centre rectangle of white has 4 red petals edged with white feather stitch and 4 red diamonds each embroidered in white clockwise: '1898', 'R', 'L', 'K'. Diamonds edged with feather stitch. There is no padding and the backing is white cotton.
2420 x 1740mm
History: 

The quilt was made in Tasmania by Rachel Louisa Raspin (1863-1932) c.1898. It was given as a gift to Clarice B. Raspin by Mrs. Miriam Raspin whose husband George was Rachel's brother. It was donated to the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in 1994 by Mrs. Clarice Raspin.

Story: 

Rachel Raspin, the maker, was born at Prosser Plains, east coast of Tasmania near Buckland on 24th. December 1863. She passed away at Buckland where she lived most of her life, on 3rd September 1932. She was the seventh of twelve children born to Thomas and Sarah Raspin of Prosser Plains. Rachel Louisa never married.

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