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Thread: The Rajah Quilt

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    Super Member noveltyjunkie's Avatar
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    I just wanted to make you aware of this remarkable piece of Australian history: a quilt made on board a convict ship.
    I like to imagine the conversations around this coverlet as a motley crew of women put the more than 2800 pieces together on their way to a frightening new life on the other side of the world from everything familiar to them.

    http://nga.gov.au/RajahQuilt/

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    Fascinating. Thanks for sharing.

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    Amazing! Thank you for sharing!

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    Thanks so much for sharing...I absolutely love this quilt!! Look at it...points are cut off, the borders are ruffled...and it's a National Treasure !!!!!!!! :) The quilt police can put THAT in their pipes and smoke it!! ;)

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    That is so interesting!

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    Wow thats what you call talented,years ahead of everyone ,and back then it would have been a great task.
    I am one Proud Aussie. :lol:

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    Are there pattern books/cds available like with the Dear Jane quilt? That's something that I would possibly be interested in reproducing.

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    Stunning! Thanks for sharing this!

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    Cool. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    Are there pattern books/cds available like with the Dear Jane quilt? That's something that I would possibly be interested in reproducing.
    Good question! I don't know but I intend to find out more and will let you know when I do!

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    So interesting! Thank you for sharing!

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    Cool.

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    Thanks so much for sharing. It's wonderful. I really appreciate the great zoom feature on the site.

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    Wow That is beautiful.

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    What a beautiful piece of work done under very trying circumstances. I have read about that time period. What hardships people dealt with back then.

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    Unbelievable what women can produce under the most awful conditions.

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    Thank you for sharing, and God bless.

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