Making the Australian Quilt: 1800–1950


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Making the Australian Quilt: 1800– 1950 highlights the key phases and significant individual makers in
Australia’s rich quilting heritage. More than eighty extraordinary bed quilts, tea cosies, coverlets, table coverings, rugs and wearable garments demonstrating different approaches to quilting are presented and
acknowledged as expressions of love, family, skill, leisure, necessity and making do.
This generously illustrated volume, authored by Annette Gero and Katie Somerville, is a celebration of 150
years of Australian quilting and of the aesthetic impact, technical skill and powerful storytelling capacity of this important textile art form.