Quilt No.208NGV - National Gallery of Victoria

Owner: 
National Gallery of Victoria
Location: 
VIC Melbourne
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
SHIPBOARD England
Date: 
1881 - 1900
Description: 
Patchwork quilt in a variation of the Log Cabin pattern, made of cotton fabrics in red and cream, set in alternate blocks. Backing is of quilted linen squares. Quilt is edged with cream cotton fringing, added at a later date.
2260 x 2000mm
History: 

Maker unknown. The quilt ws made between 1885 - 1889 as a wedding present for Miss Olley's mother, by a lady who travelled back and forth to England, and worked the patchwork on the ship. Donated to the National Gallery of Victoria in 1979 by Miss Jean Olley.

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