Quilt No.872AG - Annette Gero

Annette Gero
Owner: 
Annette Gero
Location: 
NSW Sydney
Maker
Maker: 
Jeannette Dick
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1851 - 1880
Description: 
Log Cabin quilt in silk, velvet, satins, ribbons, hand pieced and tied. 238 blocks and 6000 strips of material. There is a ruffle all around that is possibly a later addition.
1720 x 1520mm
History: 

This log cabin quilt was made by Jeannette Dick at Sandhurst (Bendigo) Victoria c.1867. It is now in the collection of Annette Gero.

Story: 

"Jeannette Dick with her parents, Mary and John Dick immigrated from Belfast, Ireland to the goldfields of Bendigo in 1854. When she finished school, Jeannette worked in a drapery, which catered for the women of the successful diggers who had appetites for silks and satins. At 21 she married Thomas Thomas, who owned a drapers shop in Emerald Hill, South Melbourne and assembled her quilt as part of her trousseau, incorporating many of the fabrics fashionable at the time�.."
[Annette Gero]

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