Log Cabin Quilts: The Pioneering Spirit of America

Feb 12, 2019 8:36:57 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in GO! Log Cabin, Quilting History


Did you know there is an entire day devoted to log cabins? June 25th is National Log Cabin Day and what better way to honor the observance than by exploring the story behind one of our favorite traditional quilt blocks? Take a quick dive into the history of this beloved design with us…

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Amish Quilts: Phil Isn't the Only Unique Tradition from Pennsylvania

Feb 2, 2019 7:48:00 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in Quilting, Quilting History


It’s Groundhog Day! Charismatic Punxsutawney Phil will be taking to a Pennsylvanian podium (or has depending on when you're reading this) to predict the coming of spring. While founded in ancient practices, the first known observation of Groundhog Day was recorded in 1886 by the Punxsutawney Spirit newspaper. Though that was quite some time ago, you might be surprised to find that another tradition associated with Pennsylvania began taking shape right around the same time that ol' Phil made his shadow viewing escapades official. Let’s explore the history of Amish quilts!


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