10/11/2017

Crochet Quilt

“Margaret Osterfield, born Falletta 25th August 1856 was a very hard working farmer’s wife. She and husband Frederick Osterfield had 10 children, my Father the second youngest. They lived at Burnt Gully, approx. 10 miles from Bendigo. She crocheted and embroidered until her death on her 87th birthday.”

10/11/2017

Unlined Medallion Quilt

Sisters Margaret and Eliza (Lizzie) Roebuck, who made the quilt, were born in India of Scottish parents, George Douglas Roebuck and his wife Henrietta (Andrew). Major Roebuck was an officer in the 71st Native Infantry of the British Army. He died in 1846 and is buried in India and is said to have died of

10/11/2017

Medallion Quilt Top

“These quilt tops came to Australia in approximately 1910 as part of the chattels of one, Margaret Dickson (nee McLean). Margaret’s father had gone to Northern Ireland from Garamore in Scotland. Garamore is south of Glasgow. Her father was an Orangeman and so too was her husband. Margaret and her husband lived in a little

10/11/2017

Sicilian Quilt

This is a traditional quilt that young Sicilian brides made for their ‘Glory Boxes’. It was considered to be part of their dowry.

10/11/2017

Medallion Quilt

Mary Gall (?-1878) came from Dublin and probably met her future Scottish husband, David Harper, when she was staying in Scotland in 1833. They were married in 1837 at Dunboune near Dublin and had 2 children, Alexander born in 1837 and Rosa in 1839. In 1851 the family came to Van Diemen’s Land where David

10/11/2017

Medallion Quilt

“We wondered if you would be interested in this Wagga I have & use over my lounge. About 20 years ago, as fund raising for a school in Murray Bridge, a lady was making them & selling them. Using scraps of material & old blankets for filling etc. Mrs Gagle made lots of them &

10/11/2017

Medallion Quilt

Councillor Ronald Gleghorn was a past mayor of Box Hill. The house was the original one he and his wife built in the 1920s and all the furniture was of that period. The quilt was stored with old linen but its precise history is not known.

10/11/2017

Medallion Quilt

“After my grandmother died in June 1996 we found this quilt under the mattress on top of the springs, folded over double (as a mattress protector we presume). There are rust marks from the springs. During 1990 when I asked my grandmother if she had or knew of any old patchwork quilts she said no,

10/11/2017

Medallion Quilt

The Calder family were from Edinburgh. Jane Bennett married William Henderson Calder in about 1860 and they went to New Zealand. She had nine children in New Zealand and they returned to Scotland in 1875. After a year or two the family came to Australia and settled in St. Kilda in a large house that

10/11/2017

Double Sided Medallion Quilt

It was made by a member of the Dash family but nothing else is known.

10/11/2017

Medallion Quilt

Susannah Gibbs (1828 – 1896) and Obadiah Hoath (1830 – 1878) were married in England and came to Australia in 1856. The quilt came with Susannah. It was stored in a wooden trunk which got wet on the voyage and the quilt still has some water marks from this. Susannah and Obadiah went to Daylesford

10/11/2017

Medallion 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

Double Sided Medallion 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

Medallion Quilt

” Una Kerr was born in Rochdale, England in approximately 1922. She became an orphan as a very young child and went with her two older sisters, to an orphanage in Kendal in the Lake District. The girls were trained in domestic duties and at the age of about sixteen, Una found a position in

10/11/2017

Medallion 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

Medallion Quilt Top

The family suggest that the reason the quilt was not finished (backed) may have related to the time available on the ship. If the quilt wasn’t finished on arrival there wasn’t time in the ‘new country’. “This (the quilt) is believed to have been made on the ship from Ireland in 1840 by Bridget Tully,

10/11/2017

Medallion Quilt

” Una Kerr was born in Rochdale, England in approximately 1922. She became an orphan as a very young child and went with her two older sisters, to an orphanage in Kendal in the Lake District. The girls were trained in domestic duties and at the age of about sixteen, Una found a position in

10/11/2017

Medallion Quilt

“Mary Ann Brunton (Australia born 1851-Australia died 1930) began making the quilt in 1873, when she was living at Sandhurst near Bendigo, Victoria. Mary Ann was a dressmaker and the fabrics in the centre of the quilt were saved from other jobs. The quilt was not finished until 1887 after she and her family of

10/11/2017

Double Sided Medallion and Crazy 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

Double Sided Medallion 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