Yesterday, Melody, Anne (no blog) and I headed into town to the Making the Australian Quilt: 1800-1950
Exhibition at The Ian Potter Centre, NGV.
This is the Rajah Quilt that was made by convict
women en route to Australia in 1841.
It was so much bigger than I imagined.
This is in the centre bottom of the quilt.
There were lots of hexagon quilts.
This quilt was dated around 1830 and
still had the papers in it.
This one was attributed to Elizabeth MacArthur c 1840.
The flowers were fussy cut. Everything matched up perfectly, even the thin stripes. I wonder if they made templates for the fussy cutting!
There were so many beautiful quilts.
I've taken heaps of photos and I'm sure Mel
will show you some different quilts.
Of course, we couldn't go to town
without popping into L'uccello's!
Next up was lunch in Degraves Laneway. It was a bit squashy there but lots of atmosphere.
This is the window at the Hopetoun Tea Rooms in the Block Arcade. We were very good and just looked!
But we may or may not have stopped
in at Haigh's Chocolates for a little sample!
It was a wonderful day out. I'm so glad we got to go to the Exhibition. It would have been such a pity to miss it.