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Quilts. The Fabric of War 1760-1900

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  • Full Price: $12.00 each
  • Concession: $10.00 each
  • Members: $9.00 each
  • Door Sales Only
  • Additional fees may apply


  • Sat 13 Apr 2024, 10:00am–4:00pm
  • Tue 16 Apr 2024, 10:00am–4:00pm
  • Wed 17 Apr 2024, 10:00am–4:00pm
  • Thu 18 Apr 2024, 10:00am–4:00pm
  • Fri 19 Apr 2024, 10:00am–4:00pm

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A new exhibition of rare and unseen quilts of artistic significance

Historical quilts with striking geometric patterns, exotic animals, biblical stories, and even the Venetian state galley are but a few of the extraordinary images you will see displayed in this exhibition from the renowned quilt collection of Annette Gero. Using brightly coloured military fabrics from eighteenth and nineteenth century uniforms these rare patchwork quilts were made by men. Some during military service and others sewn after the tailors or soldiers returned home. Through their fabrics even though the maker’s name has been lost to time they reveal service in the Napoleonic wars, Crimean war, and British India.

Including quilts acquired in Australia and internationally this exhibition reveals new and unseen treasures from the private collection of Annette Gero. An Adelaide-exclusive exhibition not to be missed.

The Fabric of War: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts made from military fabrics

15 February – 18 May 2024
Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 4pm. Closed Public Holidays.

Adult: $12
Concession: $10
TDRF Member: $9
Children under 12: Free

The David Roche Foundation House Museum
241 Melbourne Street
North Adelaide SA 5006
T: 08 8267 3677

Main Image: England, Flag quilt of the 38th Regiment of Foot, c.1815 (detail), wool, silk embroidery, hand-pieced, embroidered, 225.0 x 185.0 cm; The Annette Gero Collection.

Second Image: British Sailor, Intarsia quilt, mid-19th century, wool felt uniform fabric, hand-sewn with embroidery and applique, 229.0 x 177.0 cm; The Annette Gero Collection.

Third Image: India, made by British soldiers, Colonial soldiers’ postage stamp quilt, c.1890, uniform material, hand-sewn, embellished with metallic thread and sequins, 241.0 x 197.0 cm; The Annette Gero Collection.

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