Log Cabin, Barn Raising Quilt

Pieced Quilt

American, Pennsylvania, Adams County
Made by Florence Mae Hart Diehl (American, 1864–1941)

Object Place: Adams, Pennsylvania, USA


Height x width: 210.8 x 212.1 cm (83 x 83 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool, printed and/or discharged and weft float patterned; pieced and quilted

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Pieced log cabin quilt organized in the barn raising pattern made of wool plain weave cloth, discharged and printed and wool small figured cloth made with weft patterning. Center of plain cloth in orange, brown, and blue, patterned wools used for the rest of the blocks. Beige, blue and brown narrow bands at edges. Brown band turned to back to finish edge. Backed with printed cotton plain weave pieced in lattice pattern.


Before 2013, acquired by Gerald E. Roy, Warner, NH; 2013, sold by Roy to the MFA. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Mary S. and Edward J. Holmes Fund, Frank B. Bemis Fund, Elizabeth M. and John F. Paramino Fund in memory of John F. Paramino, Boston Sculptor, Helen B. Sweeney Fund, Textile Income Purchase Fund, Mary L. Smith Fund, Joyce Arnold Rusoff Fund, and Alice J. Morse Fund