Barn Raising Log Cabin
Gift of Stephen H. Ackerman
McKissick Museum Collection 1998.09.112.02
This variation of the traditional log cabin block uses light and dark “logs” to frame a red square, which represents the home’s hearth. This design commemorates the raising of a barn’s wooden frame, which was a common activity in 18th– and 19th-century rural North America. This quilt top is pieced onto a foundation of coarse, unbleached muslin. Quilt appears to have no batting.