This unfinished quilt was made in South Australia early this century by Mrs Buckley, the great grandmother of the present owner. It was then owned by her daughter Gwendalyn Zelma Blanche Hynes (grandmother of Amanda Smith) until 1989 when Amanda claimed it just 10 days before Gwendalyn's death. It is not used now. "My grandmother would tell me about her mother (my great grandmother) making quilts on her treadle machine. She had 14 children (my great grandmother) and used sewing as an escape and necessity of life".
[Amanda Smith 15 March 1998]
Unfinished crazy patchwork quilt using a wide variety of mainly cotton scraps in patterns and plains. Machine sewn onto [a] calico base.
1956 x 1677mm