Quilt No.422JB - Joan Bradford

Joan Bradford
Owner: 
Joan Bradford
Location: 
QLD South West
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
Unknown
Date: 
1901 - 1920
Description: 
This utility quilt/eiderdown has a wholecloth top of faded floral cotton, a frill of the same material and a centre diamond of plain green cotton. The backing is plain green and the padding is kapok.
1753 x 1474mm
History: 

The original maker is unknown. It was owned by Karolyn Eastwell (born Mauch) 1850-1926 and then by the present owner Joan Bradford. It is not used now.

Story: 

This quilt was recoverd about 1920 to make it thicker but a lot of the material was eaten by mice and the rest turned to dust. The original quilt was then carefully washed and survived.
Karolyn Eastwell (the previous owner) had 5 children before she was 20 and a total of 14 children.
[Joan Bradford 13.1.98]

Joan Bradford 1998
Joan Bradford 1998
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