Quilt No.158OHS - Omeo Historical Society

Omeo Historical Society
Omeo Historical Society
VIC North East
Ada and Mary Pendergast
Made in
1881 - 1900
Quilt of white cotton octagonal patches made from bleached flour bags. Each patch has 8 segments which are stitched so that the middle of the segments puff up. Quilt has a frilled edging and a cotton backing.
It was made to suit a narrow single bed.

Made by Ada and Mary Pendergast, two of the daughters of Elizabeth Pendergast (Mrs John Pendergast) c.1890. Purchased by the Omeo Historical Society in 1973 at the Penders Court Homestead Clearing Sale.


"� Good information on the quilt is scarce. To the best of my knowledge the quilt was made by two of Mrs John Pendergast's daughters, Ada and Mary around the turn of the century. I have also enclosed some photocopies from Mrs Jane Vine Pendergast's book Pioneers of the Omeo District, which you may find helpful. The quilt itself does not seem to have any filling and its design is of octagons made up of pipe shape segments �"
[Brett.R.Lee Omeo Historical Society 22.1.96]
Brett advised later that the quilt is called a 'snow' quilt.

The Pendergast women at Pender's Court homestead
The Pendergast women at Pender's Court homestead

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