Collection2001 National Quilt Register Collection by PWHTasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Collection
Owner Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Location Hobart TAS Australia
Maker Christina Blyth
Origin tasmania
Pattern Patchwork Appliqué Embroidered
Date 1850-1899
Dimensions (H x W in cm) 228 x 224


The maker was Miss Christina Blyth of 'Formby', West Davenport, Tasmania. The quilt was made to commemorate the 1887 Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. The quilt was acquired by the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in 1936.


The quilt consists of a central field within a main field within a narrow border, a main border and then an outer border. The centre field consists of embroidered Prince of Wales feathers with 4 embroidered motifs, parrot, duck, open fan and 4 playing cards within an appliqued sunburst border. The quilt has many embroidered and appliqued motifs, some just abstract shapes, many with a Chinese Japanese theme. It is quilted and padded but the type of padding is unknown. The backing is red cotton sateen.

2280 x 2240 mm


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