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Bertha Meckstroth (American, 1872 – 1960)
Length x width: 203.2 × 129.5 cm (80 × 51 in.)
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)
Museum purchase with funds donated by the Textile & Costume Society, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston