Quilt No.19FHC - Fairfield Regional Heritage Centre

Owner: 
Fairfield Regional Heritage Centre
Location: 
NSW Sydney
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
AUSTRALIA
Date: 
1881 - 1900
Description: 
Silk patchwork quilt top. The all over pattern is of part octagons and black four pointed stars in the centre of small squares. When joined together, the effect is rows of octagons. All the seams are outlined with embroidery.
1600 x 1430mm
History: 

The quilt top was donated by the Woods family of Fairfield to the Fairfield Regional Heritage Centre.The family is uncertain about its origin but believe it was made by an aunt. The design appeared in Weigel's Journal of Fashion, 1 June 1889. The quilt was never finished.

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