Quilt No.977NGA - National Gallery of Australia

National Gallery of Australia
Owner: 
National Gallery of Australia
Location: 
ACT
Maker
Maker: 
Sarah Monument
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1901 - 1920
Description: 
" A wide range of cotton fabrics have been used to make this quilt in the traditional log cabin style. The strips of the log cabin are joined by rows being hand sewn onto a small square backing fabric, each square of strips has then been hand sewn together to form the quilt. The work is backed with a sateen printed fabric decorated with paisley design. A strip of the lining trims the edge of the front face of the quilt. The lining is attached with machine stitching. There are numerous tacking stitches that remain in the front face of the quilt. There are approx 9000 pieces in the quilt...
History: 

"Sarah Monument (Australia 1862-1952) made this quilt between c.1910 and c.1928. Sarah's daughter, Mary Baker, put on the backing in about 1932. All the material for the quilt was made from scraps obtained from Chadwick's drapery store in Stawell, Victoria. The quilt remained in the possession of the Monument family until it was purchased by the National Gallery of Australia in 1985." [NGA]

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