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Cotton Framed Medallion Quilt

Date made: late 18th century

Maker: Mylecraine, Elizabeth

Description: Very large cotton framed medallion patchwork quilt.

The patchwork quilt has a geometric design with a central square containing a square set as a diamond. This is surrounded by a series of alternating diamond and triangular borders with patterned bands in between. A variety of colours and patterned cottons have been used with red and yellow highlights.

The quilt is mainly backed onto a woollen backing fabric with some areas backed with a white cotton fabric. It is hand-quilted with a zig-zag quilting pattern in a white cotton thread and does not contain any filling.

This quilt was made by Elizabeth Mylecraine who died in 1820 aged 80.

Measurements: overall: 282 cm x 268 cm

Materials: cotton, wool

Object name: quilt

Collection: Costume & Textiles Collection

ID Number: 1965-0043


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