Quilt No.263NTA - National Trust of Australia (SA)

National Trust of Australia (SA)
Owner: 
National Trust of Australia (SA)
Location: 
SA Country
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
AUSTRALIA SA
Date: 
1851 - 1880
Description: 
Patchwork quilt in the Tumbling Blocks pattern, made of silk fabrics in brocades, stripes, checks and plains, including some woven ribbons. Colours are mixed, each alternate row of diamonds being black. Backing is of fawn coloured cotton twill. Handsewn and hand quilted in an all over square grid. Half sized blocks form the binding edge. Padding not known.
2000 x 1940mm
History: 

Made by Mrs E Coulter, a farmer's wife, aged 80, in Yorketown (SA), in 1880. Owned by the National Trust of Australia (SA), Renmark. It is displayed at the historic house museum 'Olivewood'.

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