Deer in Wedgewood
Bertha A. Meckstroth
Made in Glencoe, Illinois
68 x 68 inches
Jonathan Holstein Collection
Bertha Meckstroth created more than 140 quilts between 1916 and 1933. Meckstroth exhibited her quilts in a solo exhibition at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair.
Deer in Wedgewood borrows style elements from Wedgewood china and was hand-pieced and hand appliquéd.
Trained in sculpture at Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Meckstroth called quilts “sculpted cloth” and she used trapunto, reverse appliqué, layering, and embroidery to create three-dimensional textures in her work.