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Unknown maker
Barn Raising Log Cabin (velvet centres)
1900

Decorative gimp ribbon was used for the ‘logs’ of this log cabin quilt. It rendered a rich and sumptuous effect in a quilt that would have been more decorative than practical. The concentric diamond shapes of the tonal pattern – light, dark, light, dark – designate the pattern as ‘Barn Raising’. The red centres to each square symbolize the hearth of the log cabin.

 
Unknown maker
Arden, Ontario
Barn Raising Log Cabin (velvet centres)
1900
velvet, gimp, silk
width: 182.90 cm; 72.01 in.; width: 170.20 cm; 67.01 in.
Purchase, Heritage Quilt Collection, 1981
Q83-009

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