Quilt No.882NTNW - National Trust of Australia (NSW)

Owner: 
National Trust of Australia (NSW)
Location: 
NSW Sydney
Maker
Maker: 
Mary fitroy
Made in
AUSTRALIA
Date: 
pre 1850
Description: 
Unfinished patchwork quilt in the pattern known as 'Grandmother's Flower Garden'. Hexagons are pieced over papers in the English tradition and most papes are intact some with pencilled numbers. 6 hexagons and one in the centre form the 'flowers'. There are 49 fabric samples of varying prints and sizes.
History: 

This unfinished quilt top was made by Lady Mary Fitzroy in Sydney in the 1840s. It was a gift to the National Trust (NSW) by Mrs.Yvonne Perceval in 1998 and is now part of the National Trust (NSW) quilt collection. Also gifted at the same time was Lady Fitzroy's jewellery box. Her work bag came from the same donor at an earlier date.

Story: 

Lady Fitzroy was the wife of Sir Charles Fitzroy , the Governor appointed to the colony between 1845 and 1855. She was killed in a carriage accident at old Government House Parramatta in 1847.

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