Direct from the National Gallery of Australia, here is a photo of the original Rajah Quilt, dated 1841.

Created by unidentified women of the convict ship, HMS Rajah - makers

Design attributed to Kezia HAYTER

The Rajah quilt, 1841, is a pieced medallion-style unlined coverlet with cotton sheeting, chintz appliqué, and silk thread embroidery.
325.0 h x 337.2 w cm
Gift of Les Hollings and the Australian Textiles Fund 1989

TQS will be sharing much more information about the quilt, the quilt makers, and the long journey they took together, as the BOM project continues.

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#2 Audrey Waite 2016-05-02 10:31
Sheila Godes...the label in the border says: "To The Ladies of the Convict ship Committee: This quilt worked by the Convicts of the Ship Rajah during their voyage to Van Diemans Land is presented as a testimony of the gratitude with which they remember their exertions for their welfare while in England and during their passage and also as a proof that they have not neglected the Ladies kind admonitions of being industrious. June 1841"
#1 fromzstore 2016-03-07 15:43
is there a way to get the original full size pattern

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