Register No.207MW
OwnerMargaret Williams
Location VIC
MakerUnknown
Origin Unknown
Pattern Patchwork Medallion
DateUnknown Date
Dimensions (H x W in cm)220 x 200

History

Maker unknown. Previously owned by Jessie Butt, now owned by Margaret Williams. "After my grandmother died in June 1996 we found this quilt under the mattress on top of the springs, folded over double (as a mattress protector we presume). There are rust marks from the springs. During 1990 when I asked my grandmother if she had or knew of any old patchwork quilts she said no, so I presume this has been under mattresses for many years. She was married in 1923."
[Margaret Williams, 16 October 1997]

Description

Frame quilt with central square of fabric around which the borders or frames have been added in strips. The fabrics are mostly floral, a heavy weight similar to damask or curtaining. The colours are mainly beige, brown, green and red. The original backing was a red paisly design. A second backing, of red, brown and yellow leaves on white (possibly dating from 1930s), has been added at a later date. Quilt is bound with brown fabric.
2200 x 2000mm

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