Quilt No.976NGA - National Gallery of Australia

Owner: 
National Gallery of Australia
Location: 
ACT
Maker
Maker: 
Isabella Cooke
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
"This unusual quilt is comprised of bands of horticultural show ribbons machined onto a blue lining. The ribbons are royal blue in colour and printed in gold/bronze with two inscriptions.
KYOGLE P.A & H SOCIETY and TWEED RIVER AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY
The quilt has been formed so the two inscriptions alternate down the face of the quilt. The ribbons appear to be of rayon. White cotton machine thread was used in the construction. Accompanying the quilt is a carry bag; a rectangular bag made of the same show ribbons as the quilt with a single drawstring at the top." [NGA] The quilt is not padded...
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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