20/11/2020

Medallion Quilt Top

Quilt top, all cotton. Center frame is 600mm square of calico on to which is appliqu├ęd red material in an elaborate cut out design. Radiating rows of mainly red and blue triangles. Other materials include, white with abstract plants scattered across it, pink with pin print white dots, white and maroon herringbone with small white

08/07/2020

Australian Coat of Arms Quilt

Medallion quilt pieced from square, rectangular and triangular pieces from plain and patterned cottons. Central motif is appliqued in red cotton on white background with kangaroo and emu on either side of a shield. Four stars are randomly placed on the white background. There is no padding. The backing is pieced together from different types

19/07/2018

Clarence Valley Coverlet No. 2

The coverlet is double sided. Side one consists of hexagons stitched in a traditional style where the maker has worked from the centre out. Using a solid gold colour, she has created a central diamond shape, then adding hexagon rosettes with gold centres and finishing with assorted brown fabrics to create a border. The reverse

29/03/2018

Elizabeth Grace

Machine pieced medallion quilt. The fabrics in the centre eight rows are similar to those used in the ‘Elizabeth Smith Coverlet’ with outer border fabrics and colors of my choice. Machine quilted in a traditional Baptist Fan pattern by Pam Hammer of Threadshed Quilting, Victoria.

06/03/2018

Medallion Quilt

28/02/2018

My Giant Dahlia

Medallion style, hand pieced by Prue Townley using 100% cotton fabric, and custom quilted by Pam Hammer of Threadshed Quilting, using Rasant thread. The wadding used was Matilda’s Own.

10/01/2018

My Tropical Garden

10/12/2017

Medallion Quilt

10/11/2017

Medallion Hexagon Quilt

“Donor’s family emigrated from Cornwall England in 1910. Quilt was made by her mother prior to emigration. Maker later became a domestic science teacher. Family lived in Brisbane, Queensland from 1910 for 30 years before moving to Melbourne – donor brought quilt with her. According to the donor, the quilt ‘had many years hard wear’.”

10/11/2017

Pieced Quilt Top

10/11/2017

Medallion Quilt

“The Sydney Morning Herald, Wednesday, July 20, 1932 ‘A Century Old Patchwork Quilt is Mass of Fine Hand Quilting and Old Fashioned Chintzes. Very proud of this marvellous patchwork quilt is Mrs.A.E.Talbot, wife of Dean Talbot. The quilt which is made of pieces of the loveliest of patterned and gaily coloured chintzes, has a plain

10/11/2017

Medallion Quilt

Miss Donnellen came to Australia from Ireland in 1844 & bought the quilt with her. For many years the quilt was stored under her grandson’s bed until he & his wife Edna donated the quilt to the museum.

10/11/2017

Frame Cot Quilt

10/11/2017

Medallion Quilt

This quilt was recoverd about 1920 to make it thicker but a lot of the material was eaten by mice and the rest turned to dust. The original quilt was then carefully washed and survived. Karolyn Eastwell (the previous owner) had 5 children before she was 20 and a total of 14 children.

10/11/2017

Rooster Medallion Quilt

Amelia Brown was born in Devon, England, the daughter of James and Mary Parsons. She married John Brown in 1836 and they came to Sydney in 1857, at the height of the goldrushes, with their 7 children. They settled on a property called ‘Oakvale’ at Binalong near Yass NSW. “The original old home was burnt

10/11/2017

Embroidered Quilt

Mrs. May was a member of the Australian-American Association in the 1960s and was a very keen sewer.

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

Medallion Quilt

10/11/2017

The Rajah Quilt

“The fabrication of the Rajah quilt was organised by prison reformer Elizabeth Fry and the ‘British Ladies Society for the Reformation of Female Prisoners’, who were all members of the Quaker religious order. A woman listed as a free passenger of the Rajah, Miss Kezia Hayter is conjectured to have been the supervisor of the

10/11/2017

Medallion Quilt

Staff Sergeant Bill Storer, Registrar, 2000

10/11/2017

Australian Coat of Arms Quilt

Amelia Brown was “Born in Devon, England, the daughter of James and Mary Parsons, she had married John Brown in 1836 and at the height of the goldrushes came with him and their seven children to Sydney in 1857. One more child, a daughter, was born after their arrival in Australia. The Browns settled on

10/11/2017

Medallion Quilt

Mary Wood made a number of quilts still in existence. She lived at Markwood all her married life and her husband was one of the pioneers of the district, John Moon Wood.

10/11/2017

Medallion Quilt Top

The quilt is believed to have been made at ‘Thylungra’ Quilpie Queensland where Bridget lived with her son Patsy from the early 1870s. She was a true pioneer of the district and the life of the Duracks in opening up the Cooper Creek country and later the epic trek with 7000 head of cattle to

10/11/2017

Double Sided Frame Quilt

Robert (1857-1935) and Margaret (1865-1950) Mays were married at Hartley NSW in 1884. Robert came to Australia from Norfolk (England) in 1879. Margaret was the daughter of Samuel Perry a convict transported to Australia in 1835. They were pioneers of the Rydal district near Lithgow NSW. Robert and Margaret had 12 children. Margaret (Maggie) (1897-1981)