Quilt No.978NGA - National Gallery of Australia

National Gallery of Australia
Owner: 
National Gallery of Australia
Location: 
ACT
Maker
Maker: 
Caroline West
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
" Reversible patchwork quilt of woollen suiting in grey, blue, navy, maroon and brown. The fabrics appear to be new tailor's sample pieces (the sizing is still present on the fabric, signifying it has never been washed). The patches are rectangular and vary in size. Both sides have different designs. The front of the quilt has 4 rows of 12 vertical rectangles then below this are 4 rows of 7 horizontal rectangles followed below by 4 rows of 11 vertical rectangles. The reverse of the quilt has a section at the top and bottom composed of 5 rows of 9 horizontal rectangles. The central area...
History: 

"Caroline Mary West (Australia 1872-1947) made this quilt near Trundle, New South Wales. Florence Rose Burbridge. The artist's granddaughter, donated this work to the National Gallery of Australia in 1988." [NGA]

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