This is one of three quilts in the Heritage Quilt Collection stitched by members of the Green family from Delta, Ontario. Popular since the late nineteenth century, Log Cabin quilts have many variations depending on how the light and dark strips of fabric (the ‘logs’) are pieced within one block (or ‘cabin’), and how the blocks are arranged within the entire quilt. This particular quilt is called Barn Raising because of its overall concentric pattern. Log Cabin quilts are a strength of the Heritage Quilt Collection at the Agnes, where there are more quilts of this type than any other. The maker Josephine Green Botsford’s decision to use different patterned and solid fabrics in each dark diamond, with black pulling it all together, makes this piece a stunning example.