early 20th century
Length x width: 200.7 x 193 cm (79 x 76 in.)
Medium or Technique
Wool twills and plain weaves; pieced, and tied
Not On View
Quilt made out of fifty-six 9x12inch squares of men’s suiting samples (herringbones, pin stripes, tweeds in colors ranging from brown, green, blacks, and navy blues.) Each square whipstitched at edges in blue silk thread, then joined to other squares with decorative topstitching in polychrome thread. Wool top loosely tied (not quilted) to a salmon pink satin backing.
1998, sold by The Mercantile, Ojo Caliente, New Mexico, to Joan E. Bragen, Boston; 2011, gift of Joan E. Bragen to the MFA. (Accession date: November 16, 2011)
Gift of Joan E. Bragen