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Object Name Quilt
Object ID # 2008.9.9
Creator Longacre, Mary Schantz, 1852-1931
Place of Origin Richland Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Year Range from 1900
Year Range to 1930
Material Cotton
Dimensions W-84.5 L-84.5 inches
Description Log Cabin Quilt comprised of a 4 x 4 block formation. Each block averages 18.50" x 18.50" and is made of strips of plain and printed cottons arranged in contrasting dark and light to create the Barn Raising variation. The surrounding border is 5.25" wide and made of white cotton with blue dots with a 3/8" wide foldover binding from front to back. The entire front has diamond cross-hatching and the quilt is handstitched in white thread with a SPI of 5-6. The back is comprised of a white cotton with a red and black 'dragonfly' print.
Provenance Made by Mary B. (Schantz) Longacre (1852-1931), wife of John W. Longacre (1848-1922). They lived in Richland Township, Bucks County and were members of the East Swamp Mennonite Church.
Source Gift of Dorothy Longacre McGann
People Longacre, Mary B. Schantz, 1852-1931
Collection Textiles-Quilts