Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Log Cabin quilt, or Barn Raising quilt
  • United States
  • Log Cabin quilt, or Barn Raising quilt, circa 1875–1910
  • Where object was made: United States
  • silk, velvet
  • Object Length/Width: 76 1/16 x 76 1/16 in
    Object Length/Width: 193.2 x 193.2 cm
  • Gift of Mrs. Joseph C. Pence
  • Not on display
  • 1991.0056
Label Text

Relatively small blocks made from mulitcolored silks balanced with black, each with a black velvet square in the center. Furrows of black start in each corner of quilt and radiate toward the center to form squares of decreasing size. Black border, red edging, some basting thread visible throughout quilt.