Quilt No.975NGA - National Gallery of Australia

National Gallery of Australia
Owner: 
National Gallery of Australia
Location: 
ACT
Maker
Maker: 
Isabella Cooke
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
"This all white quilt has a front face of fine white plain weave cotton. The quilt is lined with brushed cotton twill. The two layers are quilted with white cotton thread across the entire surface with rows of zigzag stitching 16-20mm apart.
The edges of the quilt have been cut to form scallops and the raw edges here are secured with a binding of fabric similar to that used on the front face of the quilt. All work on the quilt appears to be hand sewn." [NGA] The quilt is not padded. 2655 x 2150mm
History: 

"Mrs Isabella Cooke (Australia 1860-1942) made this quilt around 1930. It remained in the artist's family until the National Gallery of Australia purchased the quilt from a private collection, Australian Capital Territory, in 1992." [NGA]

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