Quilt No.763PHM - Powerhouse Museum

Owner: 
Powerhouse Museum
Location: 
NSW Sydney
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
AUSTRALIA
Date: 
1851 - 1880
Description: 
"A rectangular patchwork quilt made in the 'tumbling blocks' pattern using dark and lighter patterned silks. In 'tumbling blocks', one light, one medium and one dark toned diamond piece are joined to form a hexagonal shape. The hexagons are pieced with the different tones regularly oriented so that they create a three dimensional illusion of rows of cubes or blocks. The quilt is hand pieced throughout and bordered with a tobacco-coloured glazed chintz. The backing papers have been removed." [PHM]
There is no padding or backing.
3012 x 2002mm
History: 

The quilt is thought to have been made c.1880 but the maker is unknown. Suzanne McGrath of Kirribilli, Sydney gave the quilt to the Australian Costume and Textile Society (ACTS). In 1983 the ACTS gave its collection to the Powerhouse Museum.
It is used for research and exhibition purposes only.

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