Register No.527DT
OwnerDi Tement
Location TAS
MakerUnknown
Origin AUSTRALIA TAS
Pattern Patchwork Embroidered Crazy Log Cabin
Date1895
Dimensions (H x W in cm)127 x 96

History

This quilt is known as 'The Devonport Quilt' and is part of the 'Adam Tement Collection'. Adam Tement (1962-1990) lived in Launceston and was a serious collector of Australian pottery of which he had a very fine national collection. He later "fell in love with quilts" [Di Tement]. Adam died of cystic fibrosis and the quilts are now owned by his mother Di.

Description

Quilt consisting of log cabin blocks with a centre piece, 520 x 460mm, of crazy patchwork. Each log cabin block is individually done and each 'log' is stuffed with a mixture of fur (angora?) and wool. The crazy patchwork centre is heavily embroidered and embellished with shells, beads and sequins. 'Devonport' and '1895' are embroidered on separate patches. There is no backing.
960 x 1270mm

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