Quilt No.1045DH - Diane Kern Hamilton

Diane Kern Hamilton
Owner: 
Diane Kern Hamilton
Location: 
WA South West
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
USA
Date: 
1851 - 1880
Description: 
Crazy quilt made in 3 sections. Fabrics are wools, cottons, velvets and silks and there are some silk chintzes. All the seams have been stitched with either wool, silk or cotton using either herringbone stitch or other decorative stitches such as sun bursts and daisies. A few black pieces have been embroidered eg. an umbrella, pansies, a red butterfly. There is no padding and the backing is cotton in a small houndstooth pattern. 2040 x 1700mm.
History: 

"Nothing is know of the history though the vendor family believed it to be circa 1875-78 and made in the USA and brought to Australia." [DKH] It is now owned by Diane Kern Hamilton. It is not used.

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