Register No.158OHS
OwnerOmeo Historical Society
Location VIC
MakerAda and Mary Pendergast
Origin AUSTRALIA VIC
Pattern Patchwork Geometric
Datec. 1890
Dimensions (H x W in cm)

History

Made c. 1890 by Ada and Mary Pendergast, two of the daughters of Elizabeth Pendergast (Mrs John Pendergast). Purchased by the Omeo Historical Society in 1973 at the Penders Court Homestead Clearing Sale. "Good information on the quilt is scarce. To the best of my knowledge the quilt was made by two of Mrs John Pendergast's daughters, Ada and Mary around the turn of the century. I have also enclosed some photocopies from Mrs Jane Vine Pendergast's book 'Pioneers of the Omeo District' which you may find helpful. The quilt itself does not seem to have any filling and its design is of octagons made up of pipe shape segments."
[Brett R Lee, Omeo Historical Society, 22 January 1996. Brett later advised later that the quilt is called a 'snow' quilt]

Description

Quilt of white cotton octagonal patches made from bleached flour bags. Each patch has eight segments which are stitched so that the middle of the segments puff up. Quilt has a frilled edging and a cotton backing.
It was made to suit a narrow single bed.

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