Quilt

Quilt

Artist/Craftsman: Agnes Mary Patterson
Date: 1874
Medium: Fibre: silk, satin, cotton
Dimensions:
34 1/2 x 61 1/2 in. (87.6 x 156.2 cm)
Place of origin:Ontario, Oakville, Canada
Classification: Costume and Textiles
Object number: 1954.196
Label text:Made in 1874 by dressmaker Agnes Mary Patterson, daughter of David Patterson, 62 Navy Street, Oakville, Ontraio. It is constructed of silks left over from dresses made for Oakville customers. A notebook providing the measurements and names of persons for whom dresses were made accompanied the quilt.

Trapunto, from the Italian for "to quilt", is a method of quilting that is also called "stuffed technique". Trapunto utilizes at least two layers, the underside of which is slit and padded, producing a raised surface on the quilt.
DescriptionPieced trapunto quilt of mulit-coloured silk six-point stars with black background; Pieced trapunto quilt with a 3 1/4" purple satin border; stars have been "stuffed"; overall rectangular shape with pointed ends; made using hand English paper piecing technique and machine backed.
Not on display