The Leake-Sutton Quilt back on display at Eskbank House

Eskbank House volunteers have been busy over the summer. While a new kitchen garden is under construction, staff have given the furniture in the Bracey collection a thorough clean (and by ‘cleaning’ we mean ‘dismantling’, ‘fumigating’ and ‘repairing’). This work has enabled us to get the Children’s Room to a high standard and exhibit our treasured Leake-Sutton Crazy Quilt. Mrs Larraine Spice donated the quilt, which was made in Virginia US for her mother Jean, but after more than a decade on display the quilt needed conservation. It has been stored and rested for more than a year and now looks more beautiful than ever. It will be on display until Easter 2017, when it returns to safe storage.

For more information call Eskbank House on 6351 3557 or 63549999.

Close ups of the Leake-Sutton Quilt during significance assessment by esteemed textiles expert Kylie Winkworth at Eskbank House in 2011

Close ups of the Leake-Sutton Quilt during significance assessment by esteemed textiles expert Kylie Winkworth at Eskbank House in 2011