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Seven Sisters Quilt

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

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts