Framed Diamond in a Square Quilt

Amish quilt
Pieced quilt

American, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Amish
about 1890

Object Place: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States


Height x width: 193 x 193 cm (76 x 76 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pieced wool twill top, cotton plain weave back, wool twill binding; quilted

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Pieced framed Diamond in a Square quilt. Dark blue center diamond with light red spandrels, brown inner border, wide dull blue out border, dull orange binding. Eight-pointed star within feather ring quilted into blue diamond; Rose of Sharon motifs quilted into spandrels; chevron pattern quilted into brown border; scrolled feather pattern quilted into wide blue outer border


By 2011, with Gerald Roy; 2011, sold by Roy to the MFA (Accession date: March 23, 2011)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Hanne and Jeremy Grantham, Jane and Robert Burke, an anonymous donor, Jane Pappalardo, Lynne and Mark Rickabaugh, Carol Wall, Heidi Nitze, Ruth Oliver Jolliffe, and Mrs. Robert B. Newman, and funds by exchange from anonymous gifts, a Bequest of Miss Ellen Starkey Bates, William Sturgis Bigelow Collection, Gift of the Estate of Annie B. Coolidge, Gift of Mrs. John Dane, Gift of Louis H. Farlow, Alfred Greenough Collection, Gift of M. M. Greer, Gift of Mrs. Chester A. Hoefer, James Fund, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Harold Karlin, Gift of Miss Mildred Kennedy, Gift of Francis Stewart Kershaw, Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp, Gift of Mathias Komor, The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, Gift of Miss Louise M. Nathurst, Gift of Mrs. George N. Northrop, and Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel