Patchwork Quilts

Beverley Edmonds
Patchwork quilt in a variation of the 'Drunkard's Path' pattern, in cream and orange cotton. Cotton backing. Cotton padding. Hand quilted around patches, with a square quilted in the centre of each white square, and a cable pattern quilted in the cream and orange border. The quilt is edged with 'prairie points' (made from folded squares of fabric) in alternate orange and cream. Hand and machine sewn.
2210 x 1905mm
Rosemary Brazelis
Square log cabin quilt of 16 blocks (4 x 4 rows) constructed mainly from cotton dress materials, flannels and woollens printed and plain. Machine construction (treadle sewing machine) with the pieces sewn on to cream cotton material. Later addition of polyester padding and cotton backing and the quilt tied off in each square with Perle cotton.
1030 x 1030mm
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
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 constructed of squares of cotton and seersucker fabrics in prints and plains, predominant colours are blues, yellows, pinks, and greens, in bright and pastel shades. Pieces are 12cm square. Backing is of nylon 'Anglaise' but was later removed due to fraying. Lace from a dress was stitched at the pillow end. Machine sewn.
1850 x 1440mm
Helen Hancock
Fragment of a crazy patchwork quilt hand stitched in cottons, silks, silk velvets and silk brocades. Variety of fancy stitches including blanket, feather, herringbone worked in various kinds of cottons and some chenille thread. There is also some beading. The backing is red cotton. The fragment is now framed.
484mm x 484mm
Beth Hoskins
Cotton hexagon quilt, hand stitched, no filling. All centres, of diamond motifs, are plain lemon. Hand stitched edge on to deep blue backing turned back to the front.
2400 x 1800mm
Jindera Pioneer Museum
Cot quilt. All cotton, deep blue, floral and cream pieces joined in squares and half squares. Machine sewn and quilted. Backing is cotton similar to sheeting, with a spot design. There is possibly thin padding.
1370 x 780 mm
Ann Hockey
Patchwork quilt made from cotton materials from children's clothing. Repeat blocks are made in a variation of 'Log Cabin' pattern, a square with 4 borders or superimposed squares forming each block. Colours are yellows, oranges, greens, blues and pastels. No padding. Backing is cotton, and the quilt is bound with cream crepe and silk.
1590 x 1350mm
National Trust of Australia (SA)
Hand sewn unfinished quilt top in traditional log cabin pattern in mainly silks and velvets. The strips of material are approximately 7mm wide and the fine stitching, clearly visible on the back, is in silk thread.
1050 x 900mm
Gundagai Historical Museum
Patchwork quilt made of blocks in the Log Cabin pattern, in a 'Courthouse Steps' variation, which results in alternate bands across the quilt of dark and light. Silk and silk-like fabrics used. Padding is made from spun wool, backing is cotton satin and the quilt is edged with a pink cotton satin ruffle.
1300 x 1080mm
King Cottage Museum
Crazy patchwork quilt in silks, brocades, velvets and cottons, each piece outlined in double herringbone stitches worked in yellow silk thread. Some pieces are embroidered in long stitch in silk and feature flowers such as fuchsias, water lilies, daisies. There are also birds, oriental figures, Kate Greenaway figures. There is no padding and the pieces are stitched on to white cotton. The backing is polished black cotton and the layers are fastened with yellow ties. The quilt is finished around the edge with black cord with 2 loops and a black fringed tassel at each corner. 1580 x 1500 mm.
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
Narryna Heritage Museum
The centre rectangle consists of rosettes of hexagons. It is surrounded by borders of hexagon rosettes and squares with one long strip of diamonds. The colours are predominantly pink and fawn. It is hand stitched. In the 1980s the quilt was mended and a calico backing added.
2000 x 1800mm
Kristine Gray
Machined pieced quilt in random shapes of squares and rectangles. Made in one piece and then doubled over. Materials are mainly corduroys and wools with a large square of boucle. There is no quilting and no padding as the quilt is heavy and warm without it.
1680 x 1020
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
Anne Griffin
The quilt is constructed from 64 x 35mm rectangles of printed cottons possibly samples as there are several colourways of some patterns. The pieces have been sewn together in rows and then the rows joined. There is no padding and the backing is khaki desoutti.
1655 x 945mm
Carbethan Folk Museum
Patchwork quilt in a variation of Log Cabin. The materials are cotton and cotton velveteen. The backing is twill cotton ticking. There is no padding.
1499 x 1169mm.
Julene Robbins
Frame quilt made from taffetas, satins, chinese type brocades and some silks. The central square is a checkerboard pattern and the radiating borders are mainly squares. It is machine pieced and machine quilted. The padding is cotton and the backing is rectangles joined together.
2327 x 2150mm
The Pioneer Women's Hut
Cot quilt constructed of rectangles of orange, red and yellow striped material and ruched yellow taffeta. It is pieced so the stripes follow alternate directions. The top, bottom and sides are long strips of the same material. The pattern is repeated on the back. The edge is bound in ruched taffeta. The padding is a thick material.
11060 x 836mm

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