Quilt No.859AG - Annette Gero

Annette Gero
Owner: 
Annette Gero
Location: 
NSW Sydney
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1881 - 1900
Description: 
Hand pieced log cabin quilt in silks, satins and velvets. There is a silk backing machined on, possiby a later addition. The quilt has over 5000 pieced.
1820 x 1680mm
History: 

The quilt is thought to have been made in Victoria c.1890. It is now in the collection of Annette Gero.

Story: 

"The log cabin and its variations is one of the more common patterns made by Australian quilt makers. The pattern may have come from the USA during the Gold Rush, but it is more likely that it was introduced by Irish or Scottish settlers, as it was extremely common in Britain in the 19th century.
This quilt, in several of the pieces of yellow fabric, contains a British coat of arms - perhaps the selvage of the fabric (most of the fabric imported into Australia at this time came from Britain) or ribbons for cigar boxes (cigar ribbons)�.." [Annette Gero]

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