to "rescue" handmade quilts found in the wild. I found this one today at the local second hand clothing warehouse - known as The Mill. Its very large and all hand quilted. It has a brushed cotton backing and I don't know what type of batting. Its lost one pooh bear motif and is badly in need of a wash but is otherwise in excellent condition. I don't think its ever been washed, maybe the red fabric and the size of it made it a job just too hard to tackle. However, I will wash it with a couple of dye catchers, on the wool wash cycle of my large washing machine and then I'll use it on the bed in my sleepout.