HistoryMade by Jane Judd in Great Britain in the early 19th century. The quilt was brought to South Australia in the 19th century by the maker's great granddaughter Katherine Helroyd and continued to stay in the family until donated to the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide in 1994 by Diana Tostevin.
947A60 Jane Judd's husband was taken prisoner during the American Wars of Independence and after his return to England 12 years later she made a patchwork of his shirts and dyed them with saffron. The broderie perse quilt contains early 19th century fabrics so was either made later in her life or has had additional fabrics added. The quilt remained in the family of the maker until it was donated to the Art Gallery of South Australia.
DescriptionQuilt of cotton and linen fabrics has pots of flowers appliquéd on to a cream background with hexagonal 'paths' of a striped fabric in between. The appliquéd flowers are in broderie perse - flowers cut from floral patterned fabric. The diamond shapes in between the hexagons have single flowers in broderie perse. Border and backing is 20th century, of mid green cotton. Handsewn.
2230 x 1630mm