Owner Annette Gero
Location NSW
Maker Jane Temperley Hope
Origin international
Pattern Patchwork Medallion
Date pre-1849
Dimensions (H x W in cm) 254 x 254


The maker was Miss Jane Temperley Hope and the quilt was made in Hexham, Northumberland, England c. 1840. In 1932 it was sent to Mrs A.E. Talbot who was related to Miss Jane Temperley Hope on the maternal side. It is now in the collection of Annette Gero. "A Century Old Patchwork Quilt is [a] Mass of Fine Hand Quilting and Old Fashioned Chintzes. Very proud of this marvellous patchwork quilt is Mrs A.E. Talbot, wife of Dean Talbot. The quilt which is made of pieces of the loveliest of patterned and gaily coloured chintzes, has a plain white lining, showing an intricate and beautiful pattern worked in quilting. It was the work of one Miss Jane Temperley Hope, in 1798-1800, who lived at Hexham, Northumberland, England, an ancestress of Mrs Talbot's on the mother side, and has been in the family ever since. It was recently sent to her mother, Mrs. A. Vert, who has passed it on." [The Sydney Morning Herald, Wednesday, July 20, 1932] It was brought to Sydney in 1932. The fabrics themselves are a document of chintz available in the 1830s and 40s making this quilt an important historical record." [Annette Gero]


Hand pieced frame quilt with centre frame and borders of squares set on point. There is a blue patterned border. The backing is white and it is finely quilted. "The fabrics themselves are all absolutely typical of the period [1830 to 1840] and many, if not most, of them can be found as illustrations in historical textile reference books. In this respect the quilt is virtually a book chapter in itself and has a particular value to a quilt historian. At about this period in England cottons and chintzes were being produced in great quantity and were relatively modestly priced." [Annette Gero]
2540 x 2540mm


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