Historical information

Mary Joyce Abbott made the quilt in 1972 in Bendigo. The quilt was constructed on Mary’s old Singer sewing machine with knee-action drive.

Mary gifted the quilt to her daughter Sandra who used it on her bed for about a decade then retired it when she purchased her first doona.

Mary was an excellent seamstress and a very early winner of Melbourne Show quilt prize with two single log cabin style quilts.

In the mid-1980s Sandra roughly stitched Mary’s name and the date onto the back of the quilt.

Physical description

The quilt is constructed out of crazy quilt blocks, machine sewn, and made from factory offcuts of velveteen in a kaleidoscope of colours. The top end has squared edges and the bottom end has rounded edges.

Inscriptions & markings

Mary Abbott \ 1972

(sewn into back of quilt)