Quilt Group
Quilt Group will be meeting on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays every month at 9 a.m.

Quilting Group

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Quilt history time!

The “Log Cabin” quilt design is one of the most popular of all quilt patterns. The design of each block is built around a central square with narrower rectangular pieces surrounding the center. The narrow pieces are of varying lengths laid end to end and represent the overlapping logs in the cabins of the early settlers. The center square was oftentimes done in red to represent the hearth of the home.

The earliest Log Cabin quilt in the US was made in 1869, however, quilts of this pattern were sewn as early as the second quarter of the 19th Century. Log Cabin patterning has also been found in very early inlaid wood designs, weavings and embroideries. Oral folklore suggests that during the Civil War, a log cabin quilt with a black center hanging on a clothesline was meant to signal a stop for the underground railroad.

Variations of the Log Cabin pattern are brought about by differences in the arrangement of the dark and light pieces. In the accompanying pictures, it can be seen how four pieced blocks assembled in varied positions, create completely different looks.

Due to the need for efficiency in our quilt making, we somewhat employ the same principle of light and dark by arranging the material designs and colors of our 6” squares in different ways. Everyone is invited to stop in on either the first or third Thursdays of the  month from 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall to see how this is accomplished. For more information, please all Joan Nahass.

 

 

 

 

Last Published: April 12, 2019 1:56 PM
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