Thousand Pyramids Quilt

Pieced quilt
Amish quilt

American, Ohio, Holmes County, Amish
about 1930

Object Place: Holmes County, Ohio, United States


Height x width: 189.2 x 161.3 cm (74 1/2 x 63 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Pieced Thousand Pyramids quilt; bands of interlocking triangles in blues, red, brown, black, green, purple and pink; outer border of purple and narrow inner border of black; gray binding; central field outline or echo quilted and outer borders quilted cable pattern; backed mauve cotton plain weave


1980s, with Mary and Joseph Koval; 2009, 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