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English-style Pieced Quilt

Date made: c.1860

Maker: Member of Dawson Family

Description: A Turkey red and white cotton patchwork quilt with a white background and red lattice design. Within each lattice diamond there is a regular shape constructed of red rectangles and squares in the centre of which is a white equal-armed cross.

The patchwork is backed with three large pieces of white cotton fabric and is hand-quilted with white cotton thread in a zig-zag pattern. The quilt contains no filling.

This quilt was made around 1860 by the aunt of the donor, Mr Dawson.

Measurements: overall: 188 cm x 200 cm

Materials: cotton

Object name: quilt

Collection: Costume & Textiles Collection

ID Number: 1967-0182


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