25/10/2019

Mrs Fleming’s Quilt

The traditional Log Cabin design in this piece is known as Light and Dark with each block having 24 tiny strips of fabric sewn together by hand. It has an unusual variation – the square around which the strips are pieced has been placed in the corner rather than the centre. The border framing the

17/07/2018

Log Cabin Quilt

Julia Jeffries (1846-1919) lived with her husband Jabez at Ournie NSW. They had 11 children.

25/02/2018

Log Cabin Quilt

31/01/2018

Log Cabin Quilt

31/01/2018

Loved

10/11/2017

Log Cabin Quilt

“Maker Hannah Nall, was born in England in 1838, died 1909. Her maiden name was Oldfield. It is said that she and her husband (a gold inspector) had seven daughters and each daughter was given a patchwork quilt for a 21st birthday gift. Mrs Nall served as midwife in the area and was teacher in

10/11/2017

Log Cabin Double Bed Quilt

Elizabeth Moore grew up at ‘Moorefarm’, Morchard Bishop, Devon England. The farm is still there and in tact. ” His wife (Elizabeth Horrell) had taught school in Devonshire and had a certificate from there and a testimonial from the Vicar. She took a class on the ‘Charlotte Jane’ which included Tom Phillips of The Point.

10/11/2017

Log Cabin Quilt

Sarah was born in 1830 in Somerset, England, and came to South Australia in 1855. Her husband was the Reverend Thomas Keen. Through his ministry they lived in many towns in South Australia.

10/11/2017

Medallion Quilt Top

Emma was born in 1842 in SA and went to the Coolgardie gold fields with her daughter Mrs. N.C.Bottrill (born Loader) and their children (and a cocky and a galah) to join their husbands. They saw the New Year of 1896 in outside Bulla Bullin where the coach had broken down. They eventually arrived at

10/11/2017

Log Cabin Quilt

10/11/2017

Log Cabin Quilt

10/11/2017

Log Cabin Quilt

“I am just an ordinary person, very little sewing skills, but enjoy needlework, I have done lots of cross stitch articles for family & friends. Patchwork cot covers for grandchildren (now great grandchildren). I am a member of a Fellowship group, also attend Weight Watchers – not really as I need to, but enjoy the

10/11/2017

Log Cabin Quilt

10/11/2017

Log Cabin Quilt

“Ellen arrived from England on her 17th birthday, the 8th May 1850, on the ‘Lysander’. She later married the bullock driver who transported her from port Adelaide to her brother (Perc)’s place at Nairne. They arrived at 2 a.m. in the morning and Ellen’s sister in law just moved over in her bed to

10/11/2017

Courthouse Steps – Log Cabin Quilt

The wool filling came from the pet sheep which was shorn with blade shears. The fleece was then washed and used for padding.

10/11/2017

Hexagonal Log Cabin Quilt

Florence (Flo) Beaton (born McNabb) 1920-1996 was the daughter of Clara and Frank McNabb who selected block 46 at Carwarp in the harsh mallee country of north western Victoria in 1913. They called it “Sunshine Farm”. Florence was one of 4 childrten (3 boys). She recalled* that her Mother Clara once won a nail driving

10/11/2017

Log Cabin Quilt

Florence (Flo) Beaton (born McNabb) 1920-1996 was the daughter of Clara and Frank McNabb who selected block 46 at Carwarp in the harsh mallee country of north western Victoria in 1913. They called it “Sunshine Farm”. Florence was one of 4 childrten (3 boys). She recalled* that her Mother Clara once won a nail driving

10/11/2017

Log Cabin Quilt

Lila Myrtle Harvey: “When a small child Lila spent her early years in South Australia with her Aunties who spent hours doing patch work and Lila was fascinated with the colours and results of their work. So much so that she always had a hankering to do patchwork herself. But she lived a very busy

10/11/2017

Log Cabin Quilt

Florence (Flo) Beaton (born McNabb) 1920-1996 was the daughter of Clara and Frank McNabb who selected block 46 at Carwarp in the harsh mallee country of north western Victoria in 1913. They called it “Sunshine Farm”. Florence was one of 4 childrten (3 boys). She recalled* that her Mother Clara once won a nail driving

10/11/2017

Log Cabin Quilt

“The quilt was made by my paternal grandmother, Annie Sophia WINCH. Annie was born at Harrogate in the Adelaide hills in 1879, the second child of William PEARSON and Florence (Nee TEAKLE). She had 4 siblings; Ernest b. 1877; Edith b. 1882; Beatrice b.1974 and Herbert b. 1887. Annie married John William WINCH at Mt

10/11/2017

Reversable Log Cabin Cot Quilt

“The quilt was brought to the museum in about 1973 by Mrs. Bert Lawrence, as her husband was not well. According to her, Bert remembered being sent to the tailor’s shop as a child of five or six to buy samples of cotton fabric for his mother’s patchwork. His father did contract work, fencing etc,