Log Cabin: A Canadian Quilt

Date: 
Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 1:00pm to Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 4:30pm

Agnes Etherington Art Centre

613.533.2190

aeac@queensu.ca

Event Page: https://agnes.queensu.ca/exhibition/log-cabin-a-canadian-quilt/

Evoking the colonial homestead, Log Cabin quilts have long been described as “Canadian patchwork.” Strips of fabric, or “logs,” are stitched around a square “hearth” to form a block, or “cabin.” Popular since the late 19th century, Log Cabin quilts have many variations—Barn Raising, Straight Furrow, Sunshine and Shadow, and Pineapple—depending on how the logs are pieced and blocks arranged within the entire quilt. While drawing upon nationalistic sentiment, the Log Cabin quilt is nonetheless a nexus of trade networks and cultural exchange. This exhibition showcases Log Cabin quilts from the Heritage Quilt Collection at the Agnes, while examining their regional, national and global contexts.