Quilt No.974NGA - National Gallery of Australia

National Gallery of Australia
Owner: 
National Gallery of Australia
Location: 
ACT
Maker
Maker: 
Alice Farrer
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
" This well worn quilt is of pieced diamonds set into squares (221 make up the quilt). Thick woollen fabric has been used for the pieces. These are with plain dyed fabrics or tartans and checks. All work on the quilt is hand sewn. The quilt was lined with a fine blue cotton." [NGA] The quilt is not padded. 1835 x 1400mm
History: 

"Mrs Alice Edith Farrer nee Gilbert (Australia 1885 - 1965) made this quilt at Warrnambool, where she lived with her family. Marion Gillespie-Jones, Alice Farrer's granddaughter, Australian Capital Territory, donated this quilt to the National Gallery of Australia in 1989." [NGA]

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