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Evening Star

Wool pieced quilt with evening star blocks in red and brown alternating with brown squares; orange/brown wool sides diamond quilted; edges turned under and stitched; backed with mustard-colored wool plain weave; initials "SL" cross stitched in the upper right corner


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

American, Massachusetts, about 1790

Object Place

Massachusetts, USA


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave, pieced and quilted


Textiles and Fashion Arts