Pieced quilt

American
Early 19th century


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

191 x 192.5 cm (75 3/16 x 75 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

50.505

Medium or Technique

Printed plain weave cotton, pieced, appliquéd, and quilted

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Pieced quilt with central square medallion with large “star of Bethlehem” or “lone Star” surrounded by appliqued fruit and leaf bunches from imported printed cotton, enclosed by four large squares. Borders from interior out; a repeating ‘windmill’ or ‘patchbook’ motif; repeating lozenge motifs; ‘star of Bethlehem’ repeating within lozenge compartments; and a repeating double lozenge motif. All design elements made of pieces taken from various printed cotton fabrics; quilted with a white cotton ground.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, March 13, 1950.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection