Log Cabin

Log Cabin

Artist: Made by Clara Baker
Type: Pieced fabric scraps
Year: circa 1950
Size/Dimensions: 78 x 63 in.
Origin: Gift of Rebekah Teague
Accession Number: 2004.68

Clara Baker was affectionately called "Mother Baker” by those who knew her. Born on a cotton farm near Memphis around 1917, she was part of a great migration of African Americans who left the poverty and hardship of the Mississippi Delta after World War I. Baker was fond of bold, bright colors and made use of fabric remnants she had at her disposal, from hospital sheets to old articles of clothing. She was a resourceful woman who sewed her own clothes, and was accustomed to getting by on very little. It was her habit to offer her quilts to those who visited her at her home in North Little Rock.

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Log Cabin