Tumbler's Quilt

Pieced Quilt

American, Edenburg, Pennsylvania
about 1920
Arlene Adams (American)

Object Place: Windsor, Edenburg, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA


Height x width: 177.8 x 168.9 cm (70 x 66 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pieced wool twill top, cotton plain weave flannel back, cotton plain weave binding; quilted

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Tumbler’s quilt with rows of black and white triangles alternating with rows of brown and black triangles; quilted in diamond lattice with red thread; backed with cotton flannel printed with red and green plaid


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