Quilt No.1093RD - Rhona Dunwoodie

Rhona Dunwoodie
Owner: 
Rhona Dunwoodie
Location: 
WA Metro
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
ENGLAND
Date: 
1881 - 1900
Description: 
Block pattern consisting of a circle, hexagon and circle within a square. Cotton dressmaking fabrics with a few plain creams. Hand pieced and hand quilted. At some stage has been machine reinforced. Now faded, worn and damaged especially one end. Quilting pattern is four leaf clover inside large cable. The backing is 4 different pink toned fabrics in longitudinal stripes. Cotton batting. 2620 x 2300mm
History: 

The maker is unknown but it was made in the north of England in the Durham area and was owned by the present owner's mother. It was brought to Perth WA in 1992. It is not used now.

Story: 

"This quilt unfortunately was not appreciated. During the time a prize bull was sick it was removed from my brother's bed to keep it warm until the vet arrived. At that stage it was in perfect condition. This was at Myton House Farm Ingleby, Barwick. At this stage it was still in perfect condition (early 1951). 20 years later it was used as packing when the farm was transferred to Northallerton Yorkshire. It was then transported to Perth Scotland with some cattle. From Perth Scotland it was brought to Perth Western Australia in 1992." [Rhona Dunwoodie WA]

Rhona Dunwoodie with her mother's quilt.
Rhona Dunwoodie with her mother's quilt.
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