Quilt No.539AR - Alysoun Ryves

Alysoun Ryves
Owner: 
Alysoun Ryves
Location: 
NSW Sydney
Maker
Maker: 
Anna Edwards?
Made in
Unknown
Date: 
1851 - 1880
Description: 
Red Applique on an off white background. All applique is by hand using herringbone stitch. Three different red materials are used for the applique each printed with a different tiny all over pattern. There are 3 different applique shapes: the 9 major shapes have 8 points; the daisy pattern has 8 petals; the edge pattern is used along the top, left and half of the bottom edge of the quilt and sometimes has 4 points, sometimes 3 and sometimes 2. There is a tiny red piping around the quilt along the bottom and both sides. It is hand quilted in 100mm long zig zags 12mms apart all over the...
History: 

It is not known whether the maker was Anna Edwards or where it was made or the actual date of making,
"In 1954 Dorothy and Bill Skinner bought 'The Doctor's House' at 1 Thompson Square Windsor, N.S.W�����By 1970 (and probably long before this) the quilt was on the four poster bed in the guest bedroom of the Skinner's house. Dorothy was an antique dealer, and it is thought that she bought the quilt from two old ladies, or perhaps they gave it to her. The Skinners sold the house in 1995. Mrs. Skinner had died. Their son Stephen and his wife Deirdre had the quilt. They are now separated, Deirdre sold the quilt to me in July 1998��."
[Alysoun Ryves 17.8.1998]

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