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Due to the latest guidance from the NI Executive, our museums will remain closed until further notice. We look forward to welcoming visitors back to our museums when it is safe to do so and we would like to thank the public for their continued support and patience.
A patchwork bedcover, machine pieced in an arrangement of Log Cabin patttern known as 'Sunshine and Shadow' or 'Light and Dark'. The narrow strips ( 2 cm wide) of black, and very dark green cottons and fine wools have been stitched onto foundation squares of dark brown cotton, arranged in eight rows of eight blocks each. The centre of each pieced block is a 6 cm square of plain red cotton velvet. On the reverse of the quilt the raw edges of the quilt blocks have been turned under and neatly hemstitched by hand, in brown cotton thread. The quilt edges are bound with plain red wool braid of the type used for dressmaking, top stitched by machine in black cotton thread.