Monday, May 7, 2012
A Special Quilt
One of our AQA members was told about an old family quilt and offered to show it to her. The quilt was made by Elizabeth Smith in 1835/40 and it was commenced when she was 8 years old and living in a tent on the banks of the Yarra River. The quilt is in very good condition and it was such a joy to see it up close and to see the lovely fabrics used. The quilt is a treasure and an important part of the history of our state, Victoria. It will most likely be displayed at either the National Gallery of Victoria or the Victorian museum so others can enjoy it as well. What a wonderful acquisition and many thanks to the family for being willing to share it with us.
It is being referred to as "Elizabeth's Quilt" and I'm sure there will be more info about this quilt in the future.
Hugs, Jan Mac