The quilt, alternatively known as a wagga due to its improvised nature of creation, was made by Harry Walter Hewitt Wilton (great grandfather of donor), b.1872, d.1950. Harry joined the Essex Regiment and served in the British Military in India, as well as seeing action in the Boer War. Married wife Mary Elizabeth in India in 1895, she was a seamstress. Harry was injured during a battle and made this quilt as part of his rehabilitation. The quilt was made using woollen army singlets. Harry and Mary moved to Victoria, near Orbost, in 1914.
Patchwork style quilt with coloured pieces of dyed woollen singlets stitched together over a backing. Features feather stitching between pieces and around border edges. Size of a double bed.
National Wool Museum Collection