Quilt No.435NTQ - National Trust of Australia (QLD)

National Trust of Australia (QLD)
Owner: 
National Trust of Australia (QLD)
Location: 
QLD North
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
AUSTRALIA
Date: 
Unknown
Description: 
Quilt made of tailors' swatches, machine constructed around a central frame that is mainly mid brown pieces. This is surrounded by rectangles of mainly charcoal greys and the outer border is navy blues. The backing is a heavy cotton with random green and cream and grey stripes.
1651 x 1220mm
History: 

The quilt was left on the doorstep of the Castling Street Heritage Centre (National Trust of Queensland) in 1993 and was accepted into the collection. Nothing else is known.

Story: 

"The quilt was saturated by the 1998 January flood. The person who found the quilt cried a little. It was folded and soaked. It was put into a garbage bag and frozen until the more pressing conservation work was dealt with. It was then thawed slowly in a refrigerator, then checked, rinsed in rain water and observed to see that there was no damage or silt. It was then washed."
[Gai Copeman Hon. Curator, 15.3.98]

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