Evening Star

Pieced quilt

American, Massachusetts
about 1790

Object Place: Massachusetts, USA


Height x width: 193 x 210.8 cm (76 x 83 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave, pieced and quilted

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Wool pieced quilt with evening star blocks in red and brown alternating with brown squares; orange/brown wool sides diamond quilted; edges turned under and stitched; backed with mustard-colored wool plain weave; initials “SL” cross stitched in the upper right corner


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