The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Australia's Quilt Heritage

I received this stunning book from a friend...
Australia's Quilt Heritage
from Convict times to 1960 by
Annette Gero.
Some of my favorites...
Mary Jane Hannaford Quilts
She was in her eighties when she made her quilts.
Advance Australia Fair
I absolutely love the use of appliqued
strips of fabric pieces in her quilts. 

Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden
Sleep Baby Sleep Quilt
Waggas or utilitarian quilts
A Wagga from suiting samples..
I love the simplicity and colors of this one.
Log Cabin Wagga
~Thank you Kelley~


  1. I knew you were the perfect person to pass it on to...just an amazing book...

  2. Those are wonderful quilts and just your style, will you be reproducing some?


  3. Great article..I am looking so forward to your blogcomment and
    I love your page on your post.. That is so pretty..

  4. Very interesting ideas. Lots of ideas to act. It is important to have a goal and strive for it. Good planning can save you time. I wish you good luck and I am waiting for great finished projects.

  5. I adore this book. I had a heck of a time getting Annette paid for it. There was a snafu in international banking, but it was well worth the trouble. And, once again great minds think alike. My favorites are Mary Jane Hannaford's as well. I have always loved her whimsical way of looking at things. Somehow, I think you will be one day making something inspired by this great book!

  6. Fun you got this book! I have it for some time now and still enjoy looking at the quilts in it. I love these first ones you mention too.
    enjoy !

  7. I am sure the book inspires you for a quilt or two. Years ago, I did a search for nursery rhyme quilts and came across a quilt in Annete Gero's collection. It was different than any other quilt of that time I had seen. Oh so interesting.

  8. It looks like a terrific book!! Love the historical context of quilts.

  9. In 2016, at the NGV (National Gallery of Victoria) here in Melbourne, there was an exhibition, 'Making the Australian Quilt, 1800-1950' The exhibition was co-curated by Dr Annette Gero, and the items on display came from public & private collections. On display were some of Mary Jane Hannaford's quilts, they were STUNNING, I was drawn back to view them again & again, on the day that I visited the exhibition. I also have that same book, and I love it!

  10. I love books like that that tell the stories behind the quilts!

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