EXTRAORDINARY CRAZY QUILT DATED 1885 BY EMMA DOBSON: 15 squares, each with embroidered name or initials along whimsical embroideries of anchors, moon, stars, children, fauna. Every time we look we find a new image. The center square ''Compliments of Emma Dobson To Mr. & Mrs. Lofton 45th Anniversary of Their Marriage Mar 13 1840 - Mar 13 1885''. There are only approx. 3 pieces of silk that are worn. Black velvet border with embroidery. The back is machine stitched in a very elaborate diamond pattern, believed to be silk, and has minimal wear. Fringe on the sides, sewn dowel pocket for wall display. 50'' x 77''.