Quilt No.421JB - Joan Bradford

Joan Bradford
Owner: 
Joan Bradford
Location: 
QLD South Coast
Maker
Maker: 
Hazel Eastwell
Made in
AUSTRALAIA QLD
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Utility quilt with wholecloth top and backing of twill upholstery material. Machine construction. Padding is 2 layers of wool blanket. Stitched through all 4 layers.
1474 x 1093mm
History: 

This utility quilt was made in the 1940s by Hazel Eastwell (born Gallagher in 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.

Story: 

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.

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