Quilt No.348THS - Tamworth Historical Society Inc

Tamworth Historical Society Inc
Owner: 
Tamworth Historical Society Inc
Location: 
NSW North West Slopes
Maker
Maker: 
Edith Emily Peate
Made in
SHIPBOARD England
Date: 
1881 - 1900
Description: 
Patchwork quilt made from cotton hexagon patches constructed in the 'Grandmother's Flower Garden' pattern. The rosettes are set in horizontal rows with cream 'paths' between. The quilt is edged with a border, 21cm wide, of blue and white striped cotton in a trianglur pattern. No padding.
2591 x 2160mm
History: 

Edith Emily Peate made the quilt on shipboard between England and Australia in the 1880s. It passed to her grand-daughter Mrs. Barbara Coupland who, in 1978, together with Mr. E.A.Coupland donated it to the Tamworth Historical Society Inc. The quilt is stored at 'Calala Cottage' and shown once a year on the Society's "Living in the Nineties" day

Story: 

Mr. And Mrs. Coupland lived at Woollahra Sydney and at Jamberoo on the south coast but it is not known where Edith Peate lived.

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