The quilt has been handed down through the family and was almost certainly made by a family member, possibly Louisa Lydiard. Louisa (born Mackinnon) 1828-1915, married John Lydiard in Melbourne in 1865. Their children were Charles, Anne b.1858, Mary born England 1859, George, John and Francis. Mary and Anne and Francis were living at 'Maroondah' South Yarra, Victoria at the time of their deaths in the 1940s. The quilt then passed to Mrs Lurline Lydiard.
Unfinished crazy patchwork quilt.
Materials are mainly silk, velvet, woven ribbons, woven brocades. Hand embroidery using many different stitches also machine embroidery eg frog. Some individual patches have names, initials, dates probably relating to family members. There are also place names several of which may refer to Australia. Apart from the embroidery on individual patches there are overlaid a number of floral displays across parts of the quilt.
Backing is flannelette with selvedges of blue and pink.
1300 x 1300 mm