Register No.926ESA
OwnerEmbroiderers' Guild of SA Inc. Museum
Location SA
MakerAnna Blackmore
Origin ENGLAND
Pattern Patchwork Pieced
Datepre 1850
Dimensions (H x W in cm)

History

The quilt was made by Anna Blackmore in England and thought to have been started c. 1828 and taken many years to complete. It was later owned by Miss Eva Tazewell who received it from her father George who was related to Miss Blackmore. George received it after he emigrated to Australia from Somerset. Anna Blackmore was the sister of Robert Blackmore who wrote 'Lorna Doone'. Eva Tazewell was State Hockey Coach in the 1940s. The quilt was donated to the Embroiderers' Guild of SA.

Description

Four pieces of a patchwork quilt which was formerly a whole quilt. It is pieced in cottons in blues reds and browns in many prints. There are whole circles and pieced circles against a plain cream calico background. It is wool lined and is quilted. There are the initials 'A.B.' and '1828' on a central piece. The four pieces are various sizes.

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