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Description: Dated 1895, this hand-pieced and machine-sewn quilt was made by Minnie Lorenz in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. This quilt is constructed of eight rows of eight blocks in the Barn Raising variation of the Log Cabin pattern. Most fabrics are wool with occasional pieces of silk/wool blends and cotton velvets. Each block is half dark and half light, divided along the diagonal. The dark half of the square is made of all black fabrics and the light half of various solid, plaid, and check fabrics in green, pink, purple, electric blue, white and brown. The blocks are arranged to form a light square on point in the center surrounded by alternating diamonds of dark and light. There is a border of four narrow strips laid horizontally in alternating lines of red and black wool. The applied binding is made of red wool and the back is made of two pieces of red wool. The quilt is tied to the back with black cotton. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: H6512_001
Subjects: Quilts; Textiles; Women artists; Art; Blankets
Places: Marietta (Ohio); Washington County (Ohio)