Quilting and needlework were a popular pastime for the ladies in a grand house. This quilt and its two matching pillow cases date from 1710 and were made by Anne Jones, wife of Walter Jones III. It is said that she worked on the quilt for 15 years intending to leave it to ‘such of her daughters as should first marry and have children.’ Neither of her two daughters did; so it remains in the house.
A Queen Anne quilted linen bed cover and two of three matching pillow covers of various sizes. Centre field with diamond trellis ground with 'daisy heads' between interlaced bands of four lines; three borders of cable cord; daisy heads in figure of eight bands; cable cord, all in yellow/cream silk thread.
Anne Jones' will: 'One stitched Quilt and Pillows to the first of my daughters as are married and have a child...' [Dickins p.33]. 1738 - not mentioned