Quilt No.823TMAG - Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Owner: 
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Location: 
TAS Hobart
Maker
Maker: 
A Earl
Made in
AUSTRALIA QLD
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
Cot quilt of mixed textiles and techniques. Made in sections and stitched together possibly with some padding. It features embroidered and appliqued animals (cats, donkey, elephant, squirrel, birds, kangaroo, emu) and nursery rhyme characters. Materials are cotton, silk, wool, imitation fur. There is a black velvet patch with a cross stitch parrot and embroidered date and initials 'May 1925 AE'. The backing is woven self patterned curtain material. There is a ruffle around the edge in the same material.
1400 x 930mm
History: 

The quilt was made by A. Earl in Queensland c.1925. It was presented to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery by Mrs. Margaret Anne Kent in 1995.

Story: 

A. Earl came to Australia from England, Chesterfield, Derbyshire c.1860 and lived in Queensland and NSW.
The nursery rhymes depicted on the quilt include: 'Hey Diddle Diddle', 'Little Miss Muffet', 'Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe', 'Mother Hubbard', "Puss in Boots', 'Little Boy Blue'.

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