Flossie Sheriff McClure
(American, born 1892) Log Cabin--Barn Raising Variation, 1910-1915
Cottons, wools and silks
75-1/2 x 74 in.
Collection of Eleanor Bingham Miller L2010.42.46
This quilt's history indicates that it was made by Flossie (Florence) McClure and her mother, Sallie, between 1910 and 1915. They chose one of the many variations of the Log Cabin pattern. Log Cabin quilts consist of square blocks, each pieced together from rectilinear strips of fabric. Manipulating the strips' arrangement, their colors, their shades, or some combination of the three produces different optical effects. The exact origins of the Log Cabin concept remain uncertain. The United States? Britain? Whatever the source, Log Cabin patterns became popular in the United States during the late nineteenth century and remain popular among quilters still today.