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Cotton Box Quilt

  • Owner:
    Yass & District Historical Society
  • Location:
  • Maker:
    Sophia Mary Wilbow
  • Pattern:
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  • Dimensions:
    Height: 213cm
    Width: 203cm


Made c. 1890-1900 by Mrs Sophia Mary Wilbow of Pitt Town NSW. Owned by her daughter Mrs Louisa Best, then Jack and Grace Best. [Now] owned by the Yass & District Historical Society NSW. "Mrs Sophia Mary Wilbow of Pitt Town NSW [was] the mother of Mrs Louisa Best, wife of John Thomas Best of 'The Pines' Tangmangaroo NSW. They were parents of Jack and Grace Best and grandparents of John R Best, present owner of 'The Pines'. The quilt is all hand done and lined with blotting paper and made over 80 years ago. She made one for each of her daughters." Donated by Mrs Best
[From label with quilt in storage]


Patchwork quilt made from diamond patches in the 'Cotton Box' pattern, in a wide variety of cotton fabrics including plains, checks, stripes and florals. The patches have blotting paper templates. The quilt is edged with diamond shapes in a red floral cotton. The backing is of the same red floral pattern, featuring yellow, turquoise and white flowers and leaves. Hand sewn.
2135 x 2033mm

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