Quilt No.856AG - Annette Gero

Annette Gero
Owner: 
Annette Gero
Location: 
NSW Sydney
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
AUSTRALIA
Date: 
1851 - 1880
Description: 
Large silk hexagon quilt with a centre motif of hexagons then a square of hexagons smaller than the rest of the quilt. It is hand pieced over papers using the English method. A backing of green cotton is more recent.
2370 x 2230mm
History: 

The maker is unknown but the quilt is thought to be Australian and dated 1850-1870. It was found in Melbourne. It is now in the collection of Annette Gero.

Story: 

"This quilt is typical of the silk hexagon quilts made in Australia in the mid 19th century. The technique of piecing over papers came from England with the early Australian settlers. The templates in this quilt have been removed and it has been backed with green cotton more recently��" [Annette Gero]

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