Log Cabin Quilts Yesterday and Today

In March the International Quilt Study Center & Museum opened its Exhibition Design Dynamics of Log Cabin Quilts in the Lois Gottsch Gallery at the museum. One of my favorite parts of this show is the great animation I helped create with the students of The Vault, a project led by Michael Burton, lecturer in the Department of Textiles, Clothing and Fashion Design at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Here are some shots of the installation in the gallery: What kinds of settings jump out at you?








Some of our local quilters (and some of our loyal volunteers) were inspired by the Design Dynamics exhibition and made Log Cabin quilts of their own, which we displayed in our community showcase, which hangs on the rails of our second-floor balcony and grand staircase at the museum.





What are your favorite type of Log Cabin quilts?

You can share them with the other quilters who’ve posted their quilts on the museum’s Log Cabin Quilts Board on pinterest.

Jennifer Graham

Jennifer Graham is the Exhibitions Assistant and Photographer for the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, which houses the largest publicly owned collection of quilts in the world. Jennifer’s monthly column, Quilty Pleasures, will highlight what’s happening at the museum, and in the world of quilts.

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