Bertha Meckstroth studied art and sculpture at Radcliffe College. After setting up a studio in the 1920s, she merged sculpture with an interest in quiltmaking creating what she called “sculpted cloth.” Eschewing the quilt aesthetics of the day, she imitated aspects of other decorative arts as well in her quilts. She was invited to display her quilts at the Illinois Pavilion at the Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago in 1933. 

Title: 
Three Kings: Melchior, Caspar, Baltazar
Maker: 
Bertha A. Meckstroth
Dated
1932
Probably made in
Chicago
Illinois
United States
91
46.75
IQSCM, Patricia Cox Collection
2012.013.0028