HistoryThe maker is unknown but the quilt was probably made in England. It was owned by Miss Melva Batts and is now owned by Mrs. M. Batts. Mrs Batts believes the quilt was probably brought to Australia in 1961 when Miss Melva Batts spent some time in England nursing two elderly aunts. The aunts subsequently died and Miss Batts inherited some items, one of which was possibly the quilt. It is not used now.
DescriptionThis quilt is all over crazy patchwork not done in squares. Many pieces are awkward shapes. In the centre is a 150 x 150mm square of squares each 25mm repeating some of the materials in the quilt. Most of the materials are velvet, satin and silk. There is a border of red and green patterned wool and all seams are feather stitched in a thick gold thread. The padding is thought to be flannelette and the backing is polished cotton in faded red and green.
2560 x 2160mm