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Woollen Framed Medallion Quilt

Date made: late 19th century

Maker: Member of Mylroie Family

Place made: Laxey

Description: Geometric patchwork quilt.

The quilt has a central panel of nine red and blue checked squares surrounded by largely plain rectangles. Predominantly blue, brown and purple with red highlights, materials used include hand-woven woollen fabrics, tweeds, silks and cottons. The quilt is backed with a dark blue linsey-woolsey fabric in three strips. The quilt is in poor condition, with some patches of the top fabric almost completely worn away.

It is hand-quilted with a green or grey cotton thread in a zig-zag pattern. There is no filling.

This patchwork quilt is thought to have been made using tailors' remnants, possibly by a member of the family who donated the quilt to the Manx Museum, Messrs Mylroie of Laxey, who were tailors. The quilt was used as a black-out curtain during the Second World War.

Measurements: overall: 208 cm x 176 cm

Materials: cotton, linen, silk, tweed, wool

Object name: quilt

Collection: Costume & Textiles Collection

ID Number: 1954-7128


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