Quilt No.517FW - Fran Williams

Fran Williams
Owner: 
Fran Williams
Location: 
TAS
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
AUSTRALIA TAS
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
Crazy quilt made from a lot of light wools including gabardine types. Patches are outlined in embroidery stitches and there is additional embroidery on some patches. It is worked in 3 ply wool thought to be Patonyle (early blend of nylon and wool). The backing is a floral print mainly black with a cream flowers, brought to the front as a binding. Occasional stitches holding front to back by way of quilting. There is no padding.
1600 x 2100mm
History: 

Believed to have come from the south of Hobart and be of Tasmanian origin. It was sold by the Lantern Gallery at Kingston to a private buyer who then sold it to the present owner, Fran Williams, in 1996. It is not used.

Story: 

Unknown

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