This quilt was designed and made by Amelia Brown (1817-1905) of Bowning, New South Wales, at about the time of her arrival in Australia in 1857. Pieced quilts such as this are important reminders of women’s domestic lives in colonial New South Wales. Since many women had to make all their families’ bedding, they did not often go to such lengths to produce decorative bed coverings. Few finished quilts survive from this period.
The quilt is particularly significant for a number of reasons: its e...
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