Joseph's Coat Quilt

Pieced Quilt
Mennonite quilt

American, Pennsylvania, Mennonite
about 1880

Object Place: Pennsylvania, USA


Height x width: 215.9 x 207 cm (85 x 81 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pieced cotton plain weave top, printed cotton plain weave back and binding; quilted

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Pieced Joseph’s Coat quilt; vertical stripes in the field of light purple, brown, dark purple, green, yellow, orange and red; diagonally striped border of the same colors; double grid-on-point quilting in the center and cable pattern quilting in the border; edge bound in red cotton plain weave; backed with cotton plain weave printed brown with small white dots.


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