Unknown Log Cabin Quilt

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Unknown Log Cabin Quilt
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  • Top: 
    Log Cabin quilt (patchwork). Materials are coarsely woven cotton jean cloth, linen, cotton, and wool coverlet.
  • Interlining: 
  • Backing: 
    Coarsely woven cotton jean cloth, linen, cotton, and wool coverlet
  • Binding: 
    Jean cloth, linen, cotton, and wool
  • Stitching: 
  • Dimensions: 
    63” x 79.5”
  • Date: 
  • Maker: 
    Unknown; possibly Mrs. Gilchrist
  • Location: 
    Believed Alabama
  • History: 

    An unnamed Confederate soldier, believed from Alabama, used this quilt during the whole of the Civil War.

  • Provenance: 
    Mrs. Gilchrist, possibly the maker. 1898

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