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Unfinished patchwork quilt

Unfinished patchwork quilt

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (designed and made)

  • Date:

    1951-57 (designed and made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Badrocke, Joyce (maker)
    Horrockses Fashions (textile manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    printed cotton patchwork

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Joyce Badrocke

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Unfinished patchwork quilt made of squares of printed cotton joined with white feather-stitching.

Place of Origin

Britain (designed and made)


1951-57 (designed and made)


Badrocke, Joyce (maker)
Horrockses Fashions (textile manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

printed cotton patchwork


Length: 200 cm, Width: 192 cm

Object history note

Part of the archive of Joyce Ellen Badrocke, who, with her twin sister Joan, was a textile designer for Horrockses Fashions in the late 1940s and 1950s. Joyce worked at Hanover Square in London for seven years between 1951 and 1958, commuting in from Sussex daily. She occupied herself on the train journeys from Sussex to London and back by sewing patchwork in small portions to make up into larger quilts, using many of her own fabric designs for Horrockses.

Descriptive line

Joyce Badrocke. Patchwork quilt made from Horrockses cotton fabrics, 1951-57. Unfinished.




Printing; Patchwork; Quilting


Textiles; Fashion


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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