Quilt No.15CHM - Coffs Harbour Historical Society & Museum Inc

Owner: 
Coffs Harbour Historical Society & Museum Inc
Location: 
NSW North Coast
Maker
Maker: 
Mrs Joshua
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
Log cabin quilt with 90mm squares in cotton materials, white (or cream), faded blacks, dark blues, reds and browns. All the strips are very narrow. No actual padding as such but the quilt is fairly thick because with such narrow strips, there is so much seam allownace. The backing is a light calico.
1715 x 1575mm
History: 

The museum label reads: "A patchwork quilt made by Mrs Joshua in 1923. Mrs Joshua was at that time over 80 years old. She was living in the small village of Bodangora, about 7 or 8 miles from Wellington. The village was at one time a thriving gold mining town, complete with stamper batteries. Mrs Joshua was a Welsh lady and gave this rug to Mr Bert Clarke's mother".
Apparently Mrs Joshua was almost blind when she made the quilt and gave it as a gift to Mr Clarke's mother who lived at the time in Wellington, and who used it there."
Donated to the Coffs Harbour Historical Society & Museum NSW

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