Collection2001 National Quilt Register Collection by PWH
Register No.15CHM
OwnerCoffs Harbour Historial Society & Museum Inc.
Location Coffs Harbour NSW Australia
MakerMrs Joshua
Origin Bodangora NSW Australia
Pattern Log Cabin Patchwork Pieced
Date1923
Dimensions (H x W in cm)172 x 158

History

The museum label reads:

"A patchwork quilt made by Mrs Joshua in 1923. Mrs Joshua was at that time over 80 years old. She was living in the small village of Bodangora, about 7 or 8 miles from Wellington. The village was at one time a thriving gold mining town, complete with stamper batteries. Mrs Joshua was a Welsh lady and gave this rug to Mr Bert Clarke's mother. Apparently Mrs Joshua was almost blind when she made the quilt and gave it as a gift to Mr Clarke's mother who lived at the time in Wellington, and who used it there."

Donated to the Coffs Harbour Historical Society & Museum NSW Australia.

Description

Log cabin quilt with 90mm squares in cotton materials, white (or cream), faded blacks, dark blues, reds and browns. All the strips are very narrow. No actual padding as such but the quilt is fairly thick because with such narrow strips, there is so much seam allowance. The backing is a light calico.

1715 x 1575 mm

This is a historical record and cannot be modified.