Mosaic Quilts

Kerrie Maloney
Quilt made of hexagons of Chinese silk brocades in different designs and colourways. The seams of the hexagons have been overstitched in black thread in herringbone stitch. There is a wool padding and a backing of silk.
1931 x 1524mm
Euroa and District Historical Society
Hand stitched Grandmother's Flower Garden cotton quilt constructed from a wide variety of materials. The centre of each hexagon is a flower. On the outer edge there is a bobble fringe sewn on to a 25mm red strip. There is an inner border of a brown floral trail of hexagons. The background is white cotton.
2980 x 2880mm
Fran Williams
All cotton top and backing. Machine construction. Patches, mainly rectangles, joined in strips and then the strips joined to form the top. The back is a similar construction but larger pieces. The padding is made from lots of hand and machine knitted woollen pieces, including jumpers. Black check binding. It is very heavy. It is not quilted. It is not used. The owner calls it a Wagga.
1340 x 1610mm
Bill & Barbara Meynink
Patchwork quilt made from brightly coloured printed cotton fabrics in hexagon patches hand sewn together in rosettes, and stitched by machine onto a border of red fabric. Fabric scraps for the patchwork were donated from friends. No padding. Backing is white cotton curtain lining.
2642 x 2363mm
Win Groves
Patchwork quilt made from squares of wool and cotton fabrics, from dressing gown material, skirts, and corduroy. Machine sewn onto a cotton counterpane woven in stripes of red, blue, black on white. Colours of fabrics are red, blue, yellow, white and grey, with a dark grey check. Sewn on a treadle sewing machine.
2250 x 2050mm
Annette Gero
Strips of mainly patterned cotton dress materials joined to form 3 blocks to make the quilt top. Each block is outlined with a plain deep blue border. The backing is calico. There is no padding and it is not quilted.
2300 x 1520mm
Jean Gilbert
Patchwork quilt made from cotton, wool and synthetic upholstery fabrics cut in rectangles, stitched in strips then sewn in rows. Down each side is a wide border of beige wool. Colours are soft mainly pinks, blues and light browns, in florals and self patterns. No padding. Backing is blue cotton. Fabrics may have been used for bedspreads as well as for upholstery.
1956 x 1194mm
National Trust of Australia (QLD)
Silk quilt in tumbling block pattern. Central panel of blocks arranged a different way. Backing is paisley cotton brought to the top and bound in place with 3 cm wide silk ribbon.
2707 x 2515mm
Beverley Edmonds
Patchwork quilt made from octagon and square patches in bright and pastel colours in a mixture of prints, in cotton fabrics, including satin cotton, slub cotton, seersucker and mixed dress fabrics. Backing is a printed cotton flannelette blanket. All seams are covered with perfect, even, white crochet cotton embroidery in feather stitch, including along both sides of border pieced of rectangles. Hand and machine sewn.
2185 x 1347mm
Bett Basham
Hand sitched quilt of 45mm hexagons. Multicoloured prints, patterns and plain materials. Some hexagons still have papers in place. Repair and replacements have been made especially around the edges. Each hexagon is anchored by a black colonial knot to the flannelette padding. There is a blue binding. The backing is Chambray. The 3 layers are kept together with simple embroidery.
2590 x 1750mm
Yvonne Murray
Hand pieced over cardboard, hexagon quilt using a wide variety of cotton materials in patterns and plains. Buttons are used as ties and placed at irregular intervals. There are the remains of fluffy appliques thought to have been bunnies. The padding is a blanket and the backing is flannelette.
1030 x 820mm
Diana Cameron
Cotton quilt of patterned and plain hexagons with central design and borders of hexagons radiating from it. It is hand sewn and most patterns are of roses. Backing is pink sateen and is a replacement backing put on in 1939. Pieced over papers, remnant love letters were found when the new backing was put on.
1981 x 1525mm
Fran Williams
Hexagon quilt top of predominantly roller print cottons. Pieced over newspapers (English) with some still inside dated to early 1880s. The owner commented on the way the maker has used the prints to form secondary designs. Possible later additions around the edges.
1760 x 2150mm
Miles Historical Village & Museum
Patchwork quilt made from hexagon patches and pieces cut to the shape of a rosette of 7 hexagons. Fabrics are cottons and crimplene, all hand sewn. Quilt is reversible. Colours are a mixture of dark and light, with plain fabrics, and florals, stripes, spots and geometrics. No padding. The back is the same as the front.
2007 x 1499mm
Jean Gilbert
Rectangular pieces made from tailors' swatches and machine pieced in strips. Some pieces darned. Main colours blue, grey and brown. No padding. Backing is floral cotton with orange and brown flowers.
1879 x 1220mm
Annette Gero
The top of the quilt is suiting samples arranged in rows and every second row has alternate dark and light cream rectangles. The back is a patchwork of dress materials. It is machine sewn. There is no padding and it is not quilted.
2160 x 135mm
Samford District Historical Museum Soc. Inc
Remnant piece of a patchwork quilt made from 50mm squares of cotton materials with larger pieces making the border. The material is thought to be lawn or handkerchief linen. It is hand sewn in a variety of stitches.
600 x 600mm
Miles Historical Village & Museum
Patchwork quilt made from rectangles of brightly coloured cottons in floral, striped, checked and geometric patterns. The rectangles are sewn in strips and then pieced in rows. Machine sewn.
2515 x 2413mm
Mary Holland
Strip of hexagons with paper templates still in place in the outside row. Mainly small prints. All hand stitched.
4090 x 120mm
Annette Gero
Utilitarian quilt with both sides made from large pieces of wool, flannel and cotton. Machine construction and the padding is wool.
1750 x 130mm

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