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Quilt

From the Collection of National Wool Museum 26 Moorabool Street Geelong Victoria

Description
Patchwork style quilt with coloured pieces of dyed woolen singlets stitched together over a backing. Features feather stitching between pieces and around border edges. Size of a double bed.
Size
210 x 172 (h,w in cm)
Object Registration
7826
Keywords
wagga
Historical information
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. Quilt was made using woolen army singlets. Harry and Mary moved to Victoria, near Orbost, in 1914.
Last updated
6 Aug 2019 at 1:57PM