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Utility Quilt

  • Owner:
    Joan Bradford
  • Location:
  • Maker:
    Hazel Eastwell
  • Pattern:
  • Pattern:
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 147
    Width: 109


This utility quilt was made in the 1940s by Hazel Eastwell (born Gallagher 1914). It was given to the present owner when they first bought their farm and were camping in a shed. It is not used now. Hazel Eastwell made this quilt on a treadle Singer sewing machine. Joan Bradford commented that Hazel sewed because she had to. She made clothes for the children and quilts, did mending and patching and helped run a dairy.


Utility quilt with wholecloth top and backing of twill upholstery material. Machine construction. Padding is two layers of wool blanket. Stitched through all four layers.
1474 x 1093mm

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