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Appliqué Bride’s Quilt

  • Owner:
    John Tomkin
  • Location:
  • Maker:
    Mary Tomkin
  • Pattern:
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  • Dimensions:
    Height: 247
    Width: 202


Quilt made by Mrs Mary Tomkin in California USA in 1938. It was then owned by Queenie Tomkin. On Mary's death, it was bequeathed to the Tomkin family and sent out to Australia in the early1960s. It was then given to John Tomkin when he married. Mary Tomkin was an aunt by marriage of the present owner. She had no family of her own so the quilt was sent to Australia on her death. Mary Tomkin's quilt won a Blue Ribbon at the California State Fair in 1939. It was also part of a quilts and coverlets exhibit held by the Needlework Guild of America in San Francisco USA in 1939. This was part of the 'Golden Gate International Exposition (A Pageant of the Pacific)', San Francisco California. President at the time was Mrs Robert H Donaldson.


Hand stitched, cotton, appliqué quilt in a flower pattern on a plain background. Colours are shades of green, apricot and browns. This quilt was known as a 'Bride's Quilt'. Padding is thought to be layers of white fabric raised almost like a wadding. The backing is cotton material.
2470 x 2020 mm.

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