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Economy Patch Variation

Quilt with Economy Patch variation of three squares made of fashionable dress silks from about 1850-1870 including the aniline colors pink, light blue, and purple; border made of dull brown silk and quilted with an acanthus leave pattern.


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

Pieced Quilt

Quaker quilt

American, Quaker, about 1870

Object Place

Philadelphia, PA, USA


Height x width: 218.4 x 218.4 cm (86 x 86 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, pieced and quilted; edges bound with silk twill tape; backed with cotton plain weave, discharge printed


Textiles and Fashion Arts