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Baltimore-Style Album Quilt Top
Artist unidentified

Location: Baltimore, Maryland, found in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, United States

Date: 1845–1850

Materials: Cotton with wool embroidery

Dimensions: 84 × 82"

Credit: Gift of Altria Group, Inc.

Accession Number: 2008.9.3

Photo credit: Gavin Ashworth

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Probably the best-known sampler album quilts are those made in Baltimore between about 1845 and 1855. This quilt was made in the style attributed to “Designer 2” in the literature. Contrary to that label, however, quilts in the Designer 2 style probably were made by groups of women working together rather than an individual. Quilts in both the Designer 1 and Designer 2 groups have long been associated with makers who were members of the Protestant churches in Baltimore. The building in the center of this quilt is an interpretation of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

Stacy C. Hollander, "Baltimore-Style Album Quilt Top," exhibition label for QUILTS: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum. Stacy C. Hollander, curator. New York: American Folk Art Museum, 2010.


Baltimore-Style Album Quilt Top
Date: 1845–1850
Artist:
Dimensions: 84 × 82"
Materials: Cotton with wool embroidery
Credit Line: Gift of Altria Group, Inc.
Place/Region: United States, Baltimore
Accession Number: 2008.9.3
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