Log Cabin - Chevrons
Probably made in Pennsylvania
83" x 78"
The Jonathan Holstein Collection, including the 1971 Whitney Museum Exhibition Quilts
Log Cabin quilts became an extremely popular American quilt style during the last quarter of the 19th century. As early as 1863, Log Cabin quilts were being made by American women, as evidenced by commendations quiltmakers received for Log Cabin quilts at the Ohio State Fair. The increasing popularity of Log Cabin quilts throughout the United States during the last quarter of the 19th century was shown by the addition of categories and premiums for Log Cabin quilts at state and agricultural fairs. At the Nebraska State Fair, for example, Log Cabin quilts were accorded their own category in 1886 and 1887.