WESTBURY & DISTRICTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Preserving Yesterday for Tomorrow

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The Westbury Quilt completed

QuiltThe Misses Hampson, two sisters living on a farm near Westbury, in Tasmania between 1900 and 1903, spent their days embroidering scenes from their farm and the nearby village on a red coloured quilt. It was completed in 1903.

It has since become one of Australia’s most treasured pieces of folk art, known as The Westbury Quilt and held in the National Gallery of Art in Canberra.