Collection2001 National Quilt Register Collection by PWHNational Gallery of Australia Collection
Register No.968NGA
OwnerNational Gallery of Australia
Location ACT Australia
MakerUnknown
Origin Australia
Pattern Patchwork
DateDate Unknown
Dimensions (H x W in cm)323 x 212

History

The maker is unknown. The quilt was formerly in the Crafts Board of the Australia Council Collection, Sydney and was donated to the National Gallery of Australia in 1980.

Description

This quilt is in the suffolk puff tradition. The quilt consists of 1,518 white plain weave 'puffs'. Unlike some quilts where the puffs have been made from blue bags, here they are from circles of fabric with the edge turned with a gather stitch, which has been pulled and secured. The quilt is entirely hand sewn. The edge of the quilt is decorated with a 35cm band of crochet; producing a net with scalloped edge. The crochet is executed in a thick cotton thread. There is no padding or lining.

3230 x 2120 mm

This is a historical record and cannot be modified.