1860 - 1870 Child's "Log Cabin" Quilt

Description
This child’s quilt in the “Log Cabin” style was in the George Wike family, possibly belonging to “Great-Aunt Lettie,” but the donor was not certain. The Wike family moved from the Cumberland County area of Pennsylvania, to Pike County, Illinois, in the mid-19th century where they established a woolen mill.
Cotton and wool 3/8-inch strips were sewn on cotton foundation blocks. The quilt was lined, but has no filling. It is tied with wool in the center of each block and bound with a 7/8-inch wool twill tape.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt, crib
date made
1860-1870
maker
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, cotton, wool (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 42 in x 31 in; 107 cm x 79 cm
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Harrisburg
ID Number
TE*T15088
catalog number
T15088
accession number
288744
subject
Textiles
Quilting
Domestic Furnishings
Quilts
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Quilts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Gerald Carson.

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