Quilt No.303ASA - Art Gallery of South Australia

Art Gallery of South Australia
Owner: 
Art Gallery of South Australia
Location: 
SA Adelaide
Maker
Maker: 
Rebecca King
Made in
AUSTRALIA SA
Date: 
1881 - 1900
Description: 
Patchwork crazy quilt in silks, cotton and velvet has an appliquéd golden brown velvet star with black points in the centre. All seams have embroidery, mainly herringbone or feather stitch. The outer border is a light tan velvet. Quilt has a variety of appliquéd and embroidered motifs, including horseshoes, tennis rackets, kettle, cross tombstone, butterflies, hearts and an emu. Backing unknown. Handsewn.
2025 x 2680mm
History: 

Made by Rebecca King, c.1890-1895, near Georgetown (SA). Owned by her neice, Dr A.W. Wall. Donated to the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, in 1972 by Dr Wall.
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Story: 

Rebecca King was born in Morphett Vale (SA) in 1859, and lived most of her life on a farm near georgetown (SA). She was a painter as well as a quilter, and was the great-aunt of ceramic artist Margaret Dodd. In 1901 Rebecca married Thomas Hynes, and died in 1915 in Katanning (WA).

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