Quilt No.188BHS - Benall & District Historical Society

Benall & District Historical Society
Owner: 
Benall & District Historical Society
Location: 
VIC North East
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
Unknown
Date: 
1901 - 1920
Description: 
Crazy patchwork quilt in mostly dark colours made from velvet and silk. Centre panel has a circular piece made from 9 triangles. This panel is in a grey [velvet] frame or border. Seams are stitched over with herringbone stitch in different coloured threads, and some other decorative stitches are used. Quilt is dotted with 'stars'. Backing is a cotton fabric printed with bunches of pink roses on a blue and white ground. Padded, and qulted with widely spaced rows of machine stitching. Quilt is edged with bias.
1520 x 1460mm
History: 

Maker unknown. Believed made c.1910. Previously owned by the Evans Family, Lima East (VIC). Now owned by the Benall & District Historical Society.

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