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Durham Quilt

  • Owner:
    Sylvia Haydock
  • Location:
  • Maker:
    Hilda Gibson
  • Pattern:
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 2000
    Width: 2400


This quilt was made by Hilda Gibson (later Hutchison) in County Durham England and brought to Australia in 1926 in her glory box.

Hilda died in 1966 and the quilt was bequeathed to her daughter Sylvia Haydock, and then came to Hilda's granddaughter Alison Burke. It is not used now.

Hilda came to Australia to marry an Australian soldier, a Gallipoli veteran, whom she met in England after the war. They lived on a sheep property in Western Australia between 1927-1956. The quilt was used until Hilda died in 1966 and then used occasionally by her daughter Sylvia. "As I (Sylvia) didn't realise the quilt would ever be of interest to anyone else, children were allowed to romp on it quite freely. It has been washed frequently and treated carelessly" [Sylvia Haydock, 16 August 1998]


A Durham quilt. All white mercerised cotton. The quilting is a floral design in each corner, a large floral design in the centre, edging all around of scallops and filled in with small squares on the diagonal. It is padded.
2000 x 2400mm

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