Quilt No.357YHS - Yass & District Historical Society

Yass & District Historical Society
Owner: 
Yass & District Historical Society
Location: 
NSW South East
Maker
Maker: 
Sophia Mary Wilbow
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1881 - 1900
Description: 
Patchwork quilt made from diamond patches in the 'Cotton Box' pattern, in a wide variety of cotton fabrics, including plains, checks, stripes and florals. The patches have blotting paper templates. The quilt is edged with diamond shapes in a red floral cotton. The backing is of the same red floral pattern, featuring yellow, turquoise and white flowers and leaves. Hand sewn.
2135 x 2033mm
History: 

Made c.1890-1900 by Mrs Sophia Mary Wilbow of Windsor (NSW). Owned by her daughter Mrs Louisa Best, then Jack and Grace Best. Owned by the Yass & District Historical Society (NSW).

Story: 

"Mrs Sophia Mary Wilbow of Windsor NSW. The mother of Mrs Louisa Best, wife of John Thomas Best of 'The Pines', Tangmangaroo [NSW]. They were parents of Jack (and Grace) Best and grandparents of John R. Best present owner of 'The Pines'. The quilt is all hand done & lined with blotting paper & made over 80 years ago & she made one for each of her daughters."
Donated by Mrs Best.
[From label with quilt in storage.]

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