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   from the issue of June 10, 2004

‘Design Dynamics of Log Cabin Quilts’ at Hillestad Gallery

Sixteen log-cabin quilts will be featured in “Design Dynamics of Log Cabin Quilts: Selections from the Jonathan Holstein Collection,” an exhibition sponsored by the International Quilt Study Center at UNL in the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery through Aug. 31.

The pioneer log cabin is an icon of American history and was adapted by American quiltmakers in the last quarter of the 19th century. It soon became one of the most versatile quilt patterns of its time. The exhibition illustrates the wide variety of designs quiltmakers created as they manipulated the repeat block, including Barn Raising, Straight Furrows and Streak of Lightning, and its derivatives Courthouse Steps and Pineapple.

The quilts featured in “Design Dynamics” are drawn from the latest IQSC acquisition, the Jonathan Holstein Quilt Collection and the Holstein Collection of Archival Materials. The collection includes more than 400 quilts, many quilt-related items and hundreds of documents. The gift in 2003 to the University of Nebraska Foundation came from both Holstein and Ardis and Robert James, the benefactors responsible for the formation of the International Quilt Study Center.

For more information, contact Carolyn Ducey at 472-6301 or



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