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Patchwork and Flour Bag Quilt

  • Owner:
    Oakey Historical Museum Society Inc.
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  • Dimensions:
    Height: 1960
    Width: 1700


The museum has no information on the quilt, however, the use of the flour bags from the Defiance Flour Mill in Toowoomba Queensland indicate that it can be provenanced to the Darling Downs area.


This quilt consists of rows of pieced blocks approximately 280mm square sewn directly on to a foundation square. The design is really a version of 'log cabin' set on the diagonal. The backing squares are made from flour bags including a number stamped in blue ink "The Defiance Milling Company Toowoomba NET 3 lbs". Another is stamped in green ink "Parsons Rolled Oats". Two short sides and one long side of the quilt are bound in apricot coloured cotton.
1960 x 1700mm

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