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Easter Quilt

American
1933
Bertha Meckstroth (American, 1872 – 1960)


Dimensions

Length x width: 203.2 × 129.5 cm (80 × 51 in.)

Accession Number

2017.490

Medium or Technique

Cotton, pieced and quilted

Not On View

Classifications

Textiles

White cotton quilt with yellow pieced cross in the center, scallopped outer border with gray bats

Inscription

On two cloth labels sewn to reverse:
"Bertha A. Meckstroth/Glencoe, Ill./Casa Tranquilla"
Embroidered in backstitch with black thread on reverse:
"1933"

Provenance

1933, made by Bertha Amelia Meckstroth (1872-1960) in Glencoe, Illinois (possibly exhibited that same year in the Illinois Host House at the Century of Progress Exhibition in Chicago); Before 2015, acquired by Gerald E. Roy of Warner, New Hampshire from a quilt collector in West Townsend, Massachusetts; 2017, sold by Roy to the MFA. (Accession date: April 19, 2017)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the Textile & Costume Society, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston