30/04/2020

Hexagon Quilt

Quilt constructed of blocks of hexagons with 72 ‘flower’ rosettes made from plain and printed cotton scraps. The centre of each rosette has the name of one of the Girl Guides embroidered on it. The one in the centre of the quilt has the Trefoil insignia outlined in satin stitch. The background is white hexagons.

10/11/2017

Hexagon Quilt

“The hexagons are all of my childhood clothes, school uniforms, glory box clothes, wedding dress and bridesmaid dress, school sewing fabric, Mum’s aprons, brother’s shirts, my and sister’s dresses.”

10/11/2017

Pieced Coverlet

“There is little information about the fabrication of this quilt. It is remarkable for its use of fabrics that are contemporary to the Rajah quilt and the wonderful use of a rather wild chinoiserie lining reflects the fashion of the times. The stitching indicates two makers of differing skill, which implies that the fabric may

10/11/2017

Shoofly Quilt Top

The quilt was started at the turn of the century and brought to Australia from Colorado (USA) by Ann Blomfield when she moved to the property, ‘Cheyenne’, Walcha (NSW). Many years later, in the 1970s, when her daughter-in-law Pat was leaving, her son gave it to the cleaning woman. The pieces were given to a

10/11/2017

Advance Australia Quilt

“Mary Jane Hannaford was born in Devonshire, England in 1840. She came to Australia on board the ‘London’, arriving in Sydney in March 1842. The family moved to Tamworth after the Australian Agricultural Company contracted her Father as shepherd. Her father died in 1852, when Mary was 12. Her Mother remarried 2 years later and

10/11/2017

Patchwork Quilt

“My mother told me she disliked making the quilt but it was a compulsory activity and she reluctantly finished it.”

10/11/2017

Time Quilt

“Mary Jane Hannaford was born in Devonshire, England in 1840. She came to Australia on board the ‘London’, arriving in Sydney in March 1842. The family moved to Tamworth after the Australian Agricultural Company contracted her Father as shepherd. Her father died in 1852, when Mary was 12. Her Mother remarried 2 years later and

10/11/2017

Scrap Quilt

Barbara and her husband David were school teachers, and moved around Victoria, from Echuca to Research to Geelong/Highton. Barbara made a number of quilts in this style during the 1960s and early 1970s as bedcoverings for the family. When they ended their life as bed coverings, they were/are used as car boot liners, packing around

10/11/2017

Hexagon Quilt

This Girl Guide quilt was put together by a group of girls in Changi Prison. The guide group was started by Elizabeth Ennis, an army nursing sister, with the help of a young Dutch girl, Trude van Roode. There were about 20 to 30 girls between 8 and 13 and they collected oddments of material

10/11/2017

Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden

“Mary Jane Hannaford was born in Devonshire, England in 1840. She came to Australia on board the ‘London’, arriving in Sydney in March 1842. The family moved to Tamworth after the Australian Agricultural Company contracted her Father as shepherd. Her father died in 1852, when Mary was 12. Her Mother remarried 2 years later and

10/11/2017

Appliqué Quilt

“The maker of the quilt was Amanda Goehring (1889-1978), daughter of German immigrants to Pennsylvania, U.S.A. She and her family were commonly referred to as Pennsylvania Dutch due to the unpopularity of her German descent of the time. She married Stanley P. Graham, a Scot by ancestry and a veterinarian by training at Ohio State

10/11/2017

Geometric Quilt

James Marshall (1828-1905) from Scotland via the Californian gold rush and Sarah Langslow Adams (1836-1926) born Herefordshire England, were married in 1858 at Hill End. Reef mining in the 1860s brought fame and fortune to this mining settlement, north of Sofala and Bathurst in NSW. In 1875 James Marshall had ‘Craigmoor’ built and he and

10/11/2017

Suffolk Puff Coverlet

Clara Jemima Hughes (1863-1955) was in service in London and agreed to marry William Johnson who was already in Adelaide. In 1884 Clara paid 10 pound for a ticket to Adelaide on the Orient line ‘Sorata’, one of the first steamships. It is believed the suffolk puff quilt was completed on the voyage out. William