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Log Cabin quilt

Log Cabin
Maker unknown
Butler, Branch County, Michigan
74 1/2” x 86 1/4”
MSUM 2013:65.6, Gift of the Estate of Charles and Mariana Tews
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved Michigan State University Museum

The quilt is backing is hand dyed with a walnut stain. It was made by either Julia Ann Rogers Moore (b. 1831) of Branch Co, Butler, Michigan or Julia's mother-in-law, Prisca Thwing Burbank or mother, Mrs. William Rogers. Julia was married to Dwight Burbank, Prisca’s son. Prisca (b. 1802) lived with Dwight and Julia for many years. A History of Branch County Michigan contains a great deal of information about the Burbank and Moore families.

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