For more Cabot newspaper clippings at this site, see
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Quilt Notes: LINTON is listed in the Ladies Art Company Catalogue (#359), dating back to the late 19th century. It is listed in Barbara Brackman's ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PIECED QUILT PATTERNS (#1208) along with geometrically related designs such as CORN AND BEANS. It is similar to a "Sash and Block" design, where the blocks are plain, and instead the sashing is pieced, compare with AUNT MARY'S DOUBLE IRISH CHAIN and STARRY PATH.
Nancy Cabot's Chicago Tribune article, published on February 16, 1935, says that the pattern is native to Indiana, where it was pieced in 1876. Linton is located in Stockton Township, Greene County, Indiana. Cabot says:
"LINTON may be pieced entirely of plain or print materials, or in combination. LINTON is easy to piece and, when set together in an allover pieced quilt, forms a continuous design throughout the coverlet. It also may be alternated with plain blocks and set together with bands of solid color."
The design is reminiscent of a town square or bandstand, compare with ART SQUARE. For more MAGNIFICENTLY compacted tiny triangles, see TUTTI FRUITY.