Quilt No.768PHM - Powerhouse Museum

Powerhouse Museum
Owner: 
Powerhouse Museum
Location: 
NSW Sydney
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
ENGLAND
Date: 
1901 - 1920
Description: 
"A medallion style, handpieced cot quilt with dark and light checkerboard patterning of rectangular cotton printed fabrics, probably taken from a fabric sample book. Two frames of pink cotton strips printed with navy blue polka dots outline the central block and separate the outer rows of patches. The quilt is edged with narrow strips of brown floral cretonne and dramatic triangular 'flames' of red floral cretonne attached all around. The seams joining the patches are oversewn with blue featherstitch embroidery, and the quilt is backed with printed cotton." [PHM] There is no padding.
1480...
History: 

"The maker is unknown but is probably a woman from northern Lancashire. She was about 80 when she made the quilt and gave it to Annie Dixon, who lived in the same area, sometime before 1920. This was said to be her last quilt." [PHM] When Annie died her niece Margaret Juckes inherited the chest and its contents, which were sent to Australia in 1960. The Powerhouse Museum bought the quilt in 1989.

Story: 

"The quilt was once owned by Annie Elizabeth Dixon, who was born in 1880 and died in 1959/60. She spent her early years at Aynsome Farm (or Mill) near Cartnel in Northern Lancashire, then moved to nearby Kent's Bank. Annie migrated to Canada in 1920, leaving the quilt in England in a chest of things belonging to her. When Annie died her neice Margaret Juckes inherited the chest and its contents, which were sent to Australia in 1960��.." [PHM]

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