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  • Cigar Silk Ribbon Quilt Top [Object]

    Cigar silk ribbons have been foundation-pieced to a backing fabric, in the same manner as Log Cabin quilts. The seams have been decorated with feather embroidery stitches – an embellishment...

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  • Crazy Patchwork Portière [Object]

    One of a pair of curtains made from Crazy patchwork in silk, velvet, ribbon, and brocaded silk. Silk embroidery stitches cover the seams and add embellishment. Some of the animals...

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  • Tumbling Blocks Star Quilt [Object]

    Very large show quilt of silk Tumbling Blocks sewn together in a star formation. The entire Tumbling Blocks design is appliquéd onto a background of blue striped silk. Backed with...

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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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  • Crazy Fan Quilt [Object]

    Pieced from silk and velvet scraps, twenty-five Crazy patchwork and Fan blocks (11 in square) make up this sofa throw. As well as having heavy embroidery along the seams, several...

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  • Log Cabin Quilt – Pineapple Variation [Object]

    Small silk quilt constructed with the variation of Log Cabin known as Pineapple (so-called because of its spiky appearance). The edge has been trimmed with silk ‘tongues’. The piece has...

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  • Log Cabin Quilt – Light and Dark Variation [Object]

    Eighty Log Cabin blocks – ten down by eight across - arranged in Light and Dark pattern. Each strip is cut from silk ties and measures half an inch...

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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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  • 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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  • Daffodil Dress and Underskirt [Object]

    A beige silk dress, lined with yellow silk satin and yellow underskirt. The dress is hand embroidered with daffodils. Small glass beads form the centre of the flowers. The gown...

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