Read & Co was a leading importer and retailer of drapery, located in Chapel Street in the Melbourne suburb of Prahran. In February 1896 it was joined by Mr W Dougall and the company becamse 'Read & Dougall'.
This square may recognise sponsorship by the business of the fabric and thread used to make the quilt. Other squares representing this business are at [A16] and [B8]. A family member, A Wayman Read, is at [B16].