Making the Australian Quilt: 1800–1950

For exhibition details click on the link below
NGV Exhibition

22 Jul 16 – 6 Nov 16. Open 10am–5pm daily


Making the Australian Quilt: 1800–1950 is the first major exhibition of its kind to bring together the rich works that constitute Australia’s quilt heritage. Exclusive to Melbourne, the exhibition includes more than eighty works from around the country. Key works such as The Rajah Quilt and examples by renowned makers Mary Jane Hannaford, Marianne Gibson and Amelia Brown are shown alongside a number of recently discovered pieces not exhibited before. They include quilts, coverlets, garments and quilted, patched and pieced works made in Australia or with a significant Australian provenance. The exhibition also features key 19th century English quilts that were brought or sent to Australia, informing and influencing the early quilting practices of local makers.

Pictured quilt: Misses Hampson
The Westbury quilt 1900-1903
cotton, hand-embroidered, hand-appliqued
223 x 191 cm
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased through the Australian Textiles Fund 1990
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1 Response to Making the Australian Quilt: 1800–1950

  1. Robyn Grubb says:

    Terrific, great to get some early notice thanks Phil 🙂

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