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Woollen Striped Quilt

Date made: c.1840

Place made: Colby

Description: Woollen patchwork quilt with striped pattern.

The quilt has a pattern of alternating red and black stripes. Most of the stripes are made of small lengths of woollen fabric sewn together giving the appearance of a single length of fabric. The quilt is backed with a cream coloured woollen blanket made of two pieces of cloth.

The quilt is hand-quilted with red woollen thread in a diamond pattern and does not contain any filling.

The quilt was made around 1840 by the Watterson family of Colby.

Measurements: overall: 192 cm x 190 cm

Materials: flannel, wool

Object name: quilt

Collection: Costume & Textiles Collection

ID Number: 1954-4271


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