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  • Lady in the White House Quilt [Object]

    Twenty blocks (13½ in wide) machine-pieced from scraps of fabric. The blocks are separated by sashing (2½ in wide) made of green fabric with white polka dots. Backed with plain...

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  • Mariner’s Compass Quilt [Object]

    Five full and eight partial Mariner’s Compass blocks in blue, green, red and yellow fabrics, set between red and white sawtooth border. Appliqué oak leaf design at the point where...

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  • Stars and Octagons Quilt [Object]

    This patchwork quilt comprises an unusual eight-sided star block that has a white cotton octagonal patch in its centre. Each block is constructed from diamond patches of two different printed...

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  • Baskets Quilt [Object]

    Forty-one basket blocks (each 9 inches square) have been set on point within 2-inch wide pink sashing. Each block contains a basket pieced from triangles with an appliqué handle. The...

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  • Mennonite Pinwheel Quilt [Object]

    One of the joys of pieced patchwork blocks is the range of different and complex patterns that can be achieved with relatively simple blocks. The main block in this quilt...

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  • Quaker Square-in-a-Square Quilt [Object]

    Forty-two Square-in-a-Square blocks, joined together with striped fabric. The quilt is made from silk in subtle shades of fawn, brown, blue and gold. The squares are quilted with cross-hatching and...

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  • Tree of Life Quilt [Object]

    Machine-pieced blocks (11½ in square) with pine tree design are set on point and alternate with plain white blocks. Four alternating borders (each 1 in wide) of red and white...

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  • Fan Quilt [Object]

    Fan quilts were popular during the late nineteenth century; they provided the perfect way to showcase beautiful silk fabrics and embroidery skills. The fans in these 84 blocks have been...

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  • Chalice Quilt [Object]

    Thirty white blocks with applique motif representing a chalice alternate with solid red blocks. The backing is made of three pieces of red and white striped cotton machined together,...

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  • Square-in-a-Square Quilt [Object]

    The vibrant colours of the fabrics used in these square-in-a-square blocks really pop out against the 2-inch wide black satin sashing that frames them. The silks and silk velvets have...

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