Quilt No.305ASA - Art Gallery of South Australia

Art Gallery of South Australia
Owner: 
Art Gallery of South Australia
Location: 
SA Adelaide
Maker
Maker: 
M A Wilson
Made in
Unknown
Date: 
1851 - 1880
Description: 
Patchwork quilt made of hexagons in cottons in a variety of prints. The patches are arranged in the 'Grandmother's Flower Garden' pattern, with dark patches around a light centre patch. The 'paths' are cream cotton. The border is made from diamond shapes placed alternately vertical and horizontal, between two edges of red striped fabric, with mitred corners.
No padding. Backing is red cotton, embroidered 'M.A. Wilson 1863'. Handsewn.
2500 x 2170mm
History: 

Made by M.A. Wilson, c.1863, the date embroidered on the quilt. Acquired by the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, through the Morgan Thomas Bequest Fund, 1998.
991A6A

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