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Quilt: Joyful Noise

November 2008
Clara Wainwright

Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Length x width: 185.4 x 134.6 cm (73 x 53 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Printed cotton plain weave, cotton velvet, synthetic metallic plain weave, chenille and synthetic metallic plain weave, bonded synthetic metallic knit, pieced and appliquéd, hand painted, embroidered with sequins with applied metal star, acetate damask.

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Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Appliqué quilt with red and black printed cotton ground and a central “collage” that includes a purple and orange moon and a copper, gold and black tree with various shades of brown and green. Four abstract figures, each holding a musical instrument, stand beneath the tree. Back of quilt is lined with blue floral pattern damask that is framed by a 3.5” dark red cotton border. There is a sleeve at both top and bottom.


November 2008, created by artist Clara Wainwright; 2009, purchased by MFA (Accession date: June 17, 2009)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Newell and Kate Flather, Ann and Graham Gund, Eloise Hodges, an anonymous donor, Katherine Pell, Edwin and Joan Tiffany, John Taylor Williams and Noa Hall Williams, Kyra and Jean Montagu, and Henry S. Lodge


© Clara Wainwright