Economy Patch Variation

Pieced Quilt
Quaker quilt

American, Quaker
about 1870

Object Place: Philadelphia, PA, USA


Height x width: 218.4 x 218.4 cm (86 x 86 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, pieced and quilted; edges bound with silk twill tape; backed with cotton plain weave, discharge printed

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Quilt with Economy Patch variation of three squares made of fashionable dress silks from about 1850-1870 including the aniline colors pink, light blue, and purple; border made of dull brown silk and quilted with an acanthus leave pattern.


Before 2013, acquired by Gerald E. Roy, Warner, NH; 2013, sold by Roy to the MFA. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Mary S. and Edward J. Holmes Fund, Frank B. Bemis Fund, Elizabeth M. and John F. Paramino Fund in memory of John F. Paramino, Boston Sculptor, Helen B. Sweeney Fund, Textile Income Purchase Fund, Mary L. Smith Fund, Joyce Arnold Rusoff Fund, and Alice J. Morse Fund