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cotton, handquilted
263.0 × 192.0 cm
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1997
Gallery location
Not on display
The white single bed quilt comprises two layers. The top layer of cotton sheeting is backed with a heavier cotton twill cloth. The two layers are joined by hand-quilting in a chevron pattern stitched with a coarse white cotton thread. Some of the quilt pattern markings in pencil are still visible. The edges of the quilt are bound with straight-grain strips of the white fabric used in the quilt top, and three sides of the quilt have a scalloped edge, leaving the top edge of the quilt straight.