Register No.441PHS
OwnerPyramid Hill Historical Society Inc.
Location VIC
MakerMargaret Isabella Pickles
Origin AUSTRALIA VIC
Pattern Patchwork Coverlet Pieced Medallion
Datec. 1870
Dimensions (H x W in cm)180 x 180

History

This unfinished quilt was made by Margaret Isabella Pickles (born Ritchie) when she was a young girl. She was born in 1855 and married in 1884 and it is thought the quilt was made about 1870. She lived at Yarrawalla Victoria. The quilt has been well used as a coverlet. It was previously owned by Mrs JJ Hercus and is now owned by the Pyramid Hill Historical Society and displayed in a glass cabinet in the museum.

Description

This unfinished cover has a centre frame of a simple block. There are alternating plain and patterned borders including sword tooth, flying geese and squares on point. It is hand pieced with plain and twill weave cottons, variety of stripes, checks, florals and plains. There is no backing.
1800 x 1800mm

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