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Inspired by the Rajah Quilt Exhibition

At Signal Point Gallery

Saturday 1 to Sunday 30 May 2021
10am to 4pm Save to calendar

Unnamed women convicts aboard the Ship Rajah travelling from England to Van Diemen’s Land in 1841 made The Rajah Quilt, said to now be one of the world’s most significant textiles.  The Rajah Quilt is held in the rajah2 resizedNational Gallery of Canberra’s collections. The quilt was rediscovered in 1987. At an unknown point after its arrival in Tasmania, the quilt was returned to England and gifted to Elizabeth Fry who in 1816 formed the Quaker Group, The British Ladies Society for the Reformation of Female Prisoners. The quilt's ownership in the following 147 years remains unknown. The Rajah Quilt has been an inspiration to quilters in this exhibition who come from Goolwa and surrounds.

things to know : Dorset Button making workshops Saturday 22 May 2021

Quilt by Carol Gaston

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