HistoryEdith Emily Peate made the quilt on shipboard between England and Australia in the 1880s. It passed to her granddaughter Mrs Barbara Coupland who, in 1978, together with Mr EA Coupland donated it to the Tamworth Historical Society Inc. The quilt is stored at 'Calala Cottage' and shown once a year on the Society's 'Living in the Nineties' day. Mr and Mrs Coupland lived at Woollahra Sydney NSW and at Jamberoo NSW on the south coast but it is not known where Edith Peate lived.
DescriptionPatchwork quilt made from cotton hexagon patches constructed in the 'Grandmother's Flower Garden' pattern. The rosettes are set in horizontal rows with cream 'paths' between. The quilt is edged with a border, 21cm wide, of blue and white striped cotton in a triangular pattern. No padding.
2591 x 2160mm