Quilt No.926ESA - The Embroiderers' Guild of S.A.Inc Museum

The Embroiderers' Guild of S.A.Inc Museum
Owner: 
The Embroiderers' Guild of S.A.Inc Museum
Location: 
SA Adelaide
Maker
Maker: 
Anna Blackmore
Made in
ENGLAND
Date: 
pre 1850
Description: 
4 Pieces of a patchwork quilt which was formerly a whole quilt. It is pieced in cottons in blues reds and browns in many prints. There are whole circles and pieced circles against a plain cream calico background. It is wool lined and is quilted. There are the initials 'A.B.' and '1828' on a central piece. The 4 pieces are various sizes.
History: 

The quilt was made by Anna Blackmore in England and thought to have been started c.1828 and taken many years to complete. It was later owned by Miss Eva Tazewell who received it from her father George who was related to Miss Blackmore. George received it after he emigrated to Australia from Somerset. It was donated to the Embroiderers' Guild of SA.

Story: 

Anna Blackmore was the sister of Robert Blackmore who wrote 'Lorna Doone'. Eva Tazewell was state hockey coach in the 1940s.

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