Quilt No.969NGA - National Gallery of Australia

National Gallery of Australia
Owner: 
National Gallery of Australia
Location: 
ACT
Maker
Maker: 
Margaret Weir
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1901 - 1920
Description: 
" This is an unfinished section/piece of crazy quilting. Ribbons divide the piece horizontally into three sections; between these are bands of pastel fabrics and embroidery in the crazy quilt tradition. The fabrics and threads employed are very luxurious: laces, satin ribbons and silk velvets. The embroidery is very fine, employing a wide variety of stitches and threads. This patchwork piece is padded with cotton wadding and backed with tarlatan." [NGA] 1170 x 1020mm
History: 

Margaret Weir made the quilt around 1910. Margaret's niece, Mrs. Alison Brown, Australian Capital Territory, donated the quilt to the National Gallery of Australia in 1982.

Story: 

Margaret Brown Weir (Australia 1856-1934) was born at Steiglitz, Victoria and died in Royal Park, Melbourne.

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