Register No.421JB
OwnerJoan Bradford
Location QLD
MakerHazel Eastwell
Origin AUSTRALAIA QLD
Pattern Wholecloth Utilitarian
Date1940s
Dimensions (H x W in cm)147 x 109

History

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.

Description

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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