Quilt No.817TMAG - Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Owner: 
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Location: 
TAS Hobart
Maker
Maker: 
Miss Blyth
Made in
AUSTRALIA TAS
Date: 
1881 - 1900
Description: 
The quilt consists of a central field within a main field within a narrow border a main border and then an outer border. The centre field consists of embroidered Prince of Wales feathers with 4 embroidered motifs, parrot, duck, open fan and 4 playing cards within an appliqued sunburst border. The quilt has many embroidered and appliqued motifs, some just abstract shapes, many with a Chinese Japanese theme. It is quilted and padded but the type of padding is unknown. The backing is red cotton sateen.
2280 x 2240mm
History: 

The maker was Miss Blyth of Formby, West Davenport, Tasmania and the quilt was made to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria, 1887.
The quilt was acquired by the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in 1936.

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