Log Cabin


Quilt Index Record: 4E-86-6

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
InstProjNameF003a
RMQM Permanent Collection
InstInvContrNumF004
PQ.1996.002.006
InstInvContrNumF004a
CQC5185/B2573

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Log Cabin
AltNameF011
Log Cabin
OverallWidthF12a
63.000 inches
OverallLengthF012b
74.000 inches
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
OverCondF015
Fair/worn
DateQuiltF023
1876-1900
DateFinishF023b
1880

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
BordDescF034
Dim/Block: 5.5" x 5.5" Dim/Sash: none Dim/Border1: none Dim/Border2: none Dim/Border3: none Dim/Binding: 0.5" Other Dim Dtls (see Descr)

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Solid/plain
Plaid
Geometric
Floral
Dotted
Checked
Striped
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton

Quilt binding

MatUsedF044
Cotton
ConstrucBindF046
Straight grain
Hand sewn

Quilt batting

MatUsedF048
No filling

Quilting description

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting

Quilt notes and observations

FeaturesF053
RMQM Search Terms: Other Block: 11 blocks x 13 blocks, alternating dark and light squares Other Sash: Other Border1: Other Border2: Other Border3: Other Binding: hand, straight, quilter-made, back to front, tan cotton Other Dim Dtls: ------------------------------------------------------- Other Artist Names/Info: ------------------------------------------------------- Other Medium/FiberT: Other Material/FabricT: Other Technique/Fab Prts: ------------------------------------------------------- Other Layout Fmt: ------------------------------------------------------- Other Piecing Techn: Other Appliq Techn: Other Novelty Techn: Other Embell Techn & Items: Unique Constr Techn: ------------------------------------------------------- Other Quilting Techn: QStitches/Inch Place1: 5 QStitches/Inch Place2: 6 Thread: single white cotton Quilting Designs Used: diagonal ------------------------------------------------------- Overall Color Scheme: Other PredomCol: Other QSpecificCol: ------------------------------------------------------- Batting: none Backing: pieced cotton Edge Shape: Corner Shape: straight ------------------------------------------------------- Add'l Info re Q's Appear/Matls/Constr: Add'l Info re Q's Design/Sources:

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
Dickinson, Mary Jane Ruggles
QuiltedByF055
Dickinson, Mary Jane Ruggles
OthPeopleF056
quiltmaker, unknown

Quilt provenance

ProvStateF057d
Colorado (CO)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Gift
QuiltHistF059
This quilt was made c.1900 by Mary Jane Ruggles Dickenson (Jan 1, 1848 - Mar 18, 1925). She was the mother of Bess Dickenson Appel. The 143 blocks are made from assorted cotton scraps, with a red center patch in each block. The blocks are hand pieced onto fabric foundations, and hand quilted diagonally across each one. The quilt is well-used, worn and faded, with some stains. Mary Jane Ruggles married Martin Dickinson on Sept 24, 1864. They moved to Granada, CO in 1887. Mr. Dickinson had a general store in Granada. He fought in the Civil War. This quilt is one of several made by members of the Appel family and donated to the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum. HowAcquired: Donated to the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum by Ella Appel. Ownership/History: Made by Mary Jane Ruggles (Jan 1, 1848-March 18, 1925). LocMade: unknown

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Unknown
QDesignF060b
Unknown
PresUseF062
Museum collection

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Public Museum, Library or Institution
OwnerNameF082a
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
OwnerCityF084
Golden
OwnerStateF086
Colorado (CO)
OwnerCountryF086b
United States
SourceInfoF088b
RMQM

Image Information

ImageConF075a
whole quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Digital
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
CreditLineF080b
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
CopyRestF080c
RMQM
DistribRestF080d
RMQM
DisplayResF080e
RMQM
LicenseF080f
RMQM

File Information

Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University, Michigan State University Museum, Alliance For American Quilts
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
StillImage

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dateverified
8
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2008
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