Owner National Trust of Australia (NSW)
Location NSW
Maker Attributed to Elizabeth Macarthur
Origin new-south-wales
Pattern Patchwork Hexagon
Date pre-1849
Dimensions (H x W in cm) 285 x 272


"The Macarthur quilt has been handed down through four generations of the family of Elizabeth Macarthur's daughter Mary Bowman until, with the death of the last Bowman owner, it was arranged that it had come to the National Trust of Australia. Its exact history has been lost although it was attributed within the family, to Mrs Elizabeth Macarthur, wife of John Macarthur and mistress of 'Elizabeth Farm'."
The quilt is now part of the collection of the National Trust NSW.


Hand sewn quilt comprising 263 rosettes of hexagons in chintz. 6 hexagons around a centre one form a rosette. Between these are plain off-white hexagons. There is a mark on one corner on cream material, possibly a stamp. The crochet lace border is on three sides only.
2850 x 2720mm


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