Sunday, September 22, 2013

Quilts 1700 - 1945

No I'm not lucky enough to make it to Brisbane for the show but I am lucky enough to have a lovely friend, Brenda who did get to Brisbane and lent me her book to have a drool over.
This simple hexie quilt was the one that caught my attention, created by the girl guides in Changi prison for their guide leader it was made from scraps in secret.

Most of the other quilts are much older than this but I think that's why this tugged at the heart, these girls were only 8 to 16 years of age at the time and they would now be about 10 years older than my Mum which somehow made it more real. The Rajah quilt is there too, which I would love to see, amazing to think it was sewn in the bottom of a ship.
The other quilt that stood out for me was the  George the 3rd coverlet and it's pieced circles and round applique panel, made in 1803-1805.

It was very interesting with lots of the quilt's histories were known even a very utilitarian quilt which was made from offcuts from the pajama factory! If you're lucky enough to be in Brisbane it's a must see.


  1. what an interesting book Michelle.xx

  2. Looks like a lovely book, I loved the story of the hexagon quilt :)

  3. Hi Michelle,
    You know if you drool too much the pages stick together!! lol I would've been drooling!!! Great book.
    Cheers, Anita.


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