Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Baltimore Album Quilt Tradition

I am a huge fan of the Maryland Historical Society. Their museum is really a fantastic resource and inspiration. My husband and I searched their library for records of our house, hoping to find information on the occupants so we could better approach our ghost crisis when we first bought our old mill house.

Librarians were more than happy to help point us in the right direction and even gave us new leads to follow when we couldn't find what we were looking for there.

I scan their photo archives weekly for images of Druid Hill Park for my own blog and often delight on spying on my little house captured in time over 150 years ago. This week I thought I'd browse their site and discovered an online gallery of Maryland quilts. On this tour, visitors can get lost in the details and collage of early Maryland quilts and browse the history of Baltimore Album Quilts. You think you know quilts, but you may be surprised. There's much more to them than you think!


averagejen said...

amazing quilts! i have such respect for that craft, having little or no patience :)

debby said...

great post! i saw this exhibit at the md historical society. it was ab fab! i love their shop too!