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Easter Quilt

Bertha Meckstroth (American, 1872 – 1960)


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton, pieced and quilted

Not On View



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


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


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