Silk pieced quilt

before 1895
Elizabeth Trull Welch Eldredge (American, 1817–1895)


Diameter: 241.3 cm (95 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; pieced

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Hexagonal mosaic/kaleidoscope silk coverlet. Purple silk backing with loop fringe at edges. Pink, yellow, green, and blue fabric.


Before 1895, made by Elizabeth Trull Welch Edredge; before 1895, gift of Eldredge to her niece, Elise Welch Read (b. 1843 - d. 1913); before 1895, by inheritance to her son, Harold Wilson Read (b. 1881 - d. 1950) and May Clement Parker Read (b. 1881 - d. ?); before 1991, by inheritance to her daughter, Caroline Goodwin Read Harding (b. 1910 - d. 1991); 1991, by inheritance to her daughter, May Parker (Polly) Harding Pierce (b. 1934), Dedham, MA; 2013, gift of Pierce to the MFA. (Accession date: April 24, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of May Parker Harding Pierce (Polly) in memory of Caroline Read Harding