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Medallion Quilt

  • Owner:
    Kapunda Historical Society
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  • Maker:
    Miss Donnellen
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  • Dimensions:
    Height: 218
    Width: 193


Made by a Miss Donnellen in Ireland c. 1820. Owned by her grandson Thomas Michael O'Brien and remained in the O'Brien family [until its donation] to the Kapunda Museum, South Australia. Miss Donnellen came to Australia from Ireland in 1844 & bought the quilt with her. For many years the quilt was stored under her grandson's bed until he and his wife Edna donated the quilt to the Museum.


Patchwork quilt made from cotton fabrics in stripes, small prints, and plains. Centre block is pieced red and white triangles within a blue and white striped frame, with a row above and below of triangles in a flying geese pattern. Two rows of triangles in the flying geese pattern are on either side the full length of the quilt. Quilt is bordered with red cotton. Colours are red, white, pink, blue and yellow. Padding is probably a woollen blanket, the backing is linen. Closely quilted all over.
2180 x 1930mm

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