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Log Cabin Quilt
Donated by Mrs. Alfred (Matha Ann) Lussky and Katherine Lussky Adam

Barn Raising variation of a Log Cabin quilt pattern

This circa 1915 quilt is a Log Cabin variation called Barn Raising. It was made by Anna Catherine Beyer Lussky of Buffalo, New York. The quilt came to Northwest Arkansas with Anna's son, Alfred Edwin, who was a professor and chair of the German department at the University of Arkansas for many years.

To make the quilt, Anna Lussky used pieces of her silk wedding dress along with silk neckties that belonged to her six sons (Alfred, Herbert, Arthur, Walter, Ernest, and George).

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