Barn Raising Log Cabin

Maker Unknown
Eastern Pennsylvania
ca. 1880-1910
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.  

Mosaic Quilt
Maker Unknown
Ridge Spring, SC
ca. 1850-1880
Gift of Beulah Louise Watson 

Figurative Appliqué, Original Pattern
Maker Unknown

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