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Log Cabin Straight Furrow quilt
  • Friends of Anthony Coler and Matilda Charlotte Cook Coler
    active 1845–1929
  • Log Cabin Straight Furrow quilt, 1884
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, piecing, quilting, ink
  • Object Length/Width: 71 x 71 5/8 in
    Object Length/Width: 180.34 x 181.93 cm
  • Gift of Elinor Kline Egbert and Karen Sue Egbert Hitchings
  • Not on display
  • 1979.0087

Thirty six log-cabin blocks, each approximately 12 inches square, and each made and signed by a different woman, pieced together, centers are red squares, the rest of strips of various patterns. Diagonal stripes of darker colors and lighter colors, alternating. Friendship quilt; going-away gift which was never used, but handed down through five generations until donated to the museum. Sig: Recto: each quilt block signed in India ink by a different neighbor.