HistoryOne of the four surviving 19th Century hand pieced quilts by Mrs. Sophia Wilbow (nee Payton 1829 - 1924)who was born in Pitt Town, NSW. She married Thomas Wilbow, a farmer and publican in the Hawkesbury district, NSW. They had fourteen children, eight of whom her girls. According to her descendant Mrs. Grace Hedges, Sophia hand stitched quilts for each of her daughters. The additional remaining quilts are held in the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Yass Museum and the third is held by a descendant living in Queensland.
Untill donated (1998) the quilt was used by the family of Joyce Hedges. In