Seven Sisters Quilt

Pieced Quilt

American, Pennsylvania
about 1880

Object Place: Pennsylvania, USA


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Seven sisters quilt, each block made medallion enclosing seven stars in predominately blue and brown printed cottons, block finished with orange; sashing of blue and brown stripes with orange triangles at the corners; outline quilted; edges bound in orange cotton plain weave.


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