Quilt No.947NTW - National Trust of Australia (WA)

National Trust of Australia (WA)
Owner: 
National Trust of Australia (WA)
Location: 
WA Perth
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
Unknown
Date: 
1901 - 1920
Description: 
Hand sewn quilt (possibly child's or table top) of crazy patchwork in silk, silk ribbon and cotton velvet. The top has surface decoration of embroidery on all seams, feather stitch and blanket stitch variations. Many of the crazy patches are also embroidered. The centre patch has a rooster embroidered in lame thread. Embroidered motifs are hearts, butterflies, guitar, cow, Little Red Riding Hood, horseshoes, crown, clover leaf. Stitches are feather, stem, satin and blanket. Embroidered initials are 'B', 'R', and 'S'. The backing is dark grey silk.
840 x 840mm
History: 

The maker is unknown. The quilt is thought to have been made between 1900 and 1910 and is now part of the quilt collection of the National Trust of WA. It is in storage at Woodbridge, Midland WA.

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