Quilt No.492VS - Virginia Solomon

Virginia Solomon
Owner: 
Virginia Solomon
Location: 
VIC Melbourne
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1881 - 1900
Description: 
Log Cabin quilt featuring centre square and 3 outer borders. Evidence of later repairs and additions by machine and hand sewing. There is white paint on it. The log cabin pieces are sewn on to black netting. There is no padding and the backing is a centre piece of gold damask/sateen and green and black sateen borders.
1728 x 1321mm
History: 

The origin of the quilt is unclear. Annette Wreg, a friend of the present owner, was given it by 2 sisters with whom she boarded. She thought Virginia Solomon was a better person to own it and gave it to her in 1996. Annette had it stored in a plastic bag under the sink. It is not used now and Virginia has it stored in a cotton bag at her home.

Story: 

Sovereign Hill confirmed to the owner, Virginia Solomon, that the gold material was available in Ballarat at the time of the gold rushes.

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