Scherenschnitte Quilt

Appliqued Quilt
Mennonite Quilt

American, Pennsylvania, Mennonite
about 1880

Object Place: Pennsylvania, USA


Height x width: 224.8 x 223.5 cm (88 1/2 x 88 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Appliqued cotton plain weave top, discharged and printed cotton plain weave back, cotton plain weave binding; quilted

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Appliqued quilt with scherenschnitte (cut paper) design of red against a green background, narrow red binding; quilted in grid on point pattern in center, cable pattern in inner red border and feather pattern in outer green border


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