March 18, 2017, Lecture BAQ-L1, Symbolism in Antique Baltimore Album Quilts. , Marietta House Museum, 5626 Bell Station Road, Glenn Dale, MD at 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Cost will be $5. Call 301-464-5291 or 301-699-2544.
September 19, 2017, Lecture and workshop TBD, Quirky Quilter Quilt Guild , Oscoda, MI.
The first lecture (BAQ-L1) is a lecture on symbolism in antique Baltimore Album Quilts as well as symbolism in quilts that I have reproduced. I will discuss symbolism on domestic and political issues, social life, places, and important events at the time a quilt was made. I will show reproduction Baltimore Album quilts and blocks as examples. These examples will include buildings, Baltimore heroes, a child’s story book, political campaigns, Baltimore monuments, etc. The length of this lecture is between 60 and 75 minutes.
The second lecture (BAQ-L2) is a Show-and-Tell using my reproduction Baltimore Album Quilts. I discuss the history and makers of the Baltimore Album antique blocks. The length of this lecture is between 60 and 75 minutes.
The third lecture (BAQ-L3) is a Show-and-Tell using the Rebecca Murray Hendrix Quilt. This quilt has both Baltimore Album Quilt blocks as well as Baltimore Album Style blocks in it. The quilt which is dated 1847, was made for Rebecca by family members and friends. The length of this lecture is between 60 and 75 minutes.
I have three different lectures on Baltimore Album Quilts:
These lectures may be modified to allow for either shorter or longer time periods.
The information below shows which blocks I have used in teaching my "Tips, Tricks and Techniques" classes. However, I am always willing to teach a new block if there is an interest. You may click on the picture of the block to see a larger image. It is necessary to have a pattern for each block. The blocks below are from three different sets of patterns:
- Lovely Lane Museum Set, Item #200-001, available from: Lovely Lane Museum. Each block below is identified by LL followed by a letter and then a number.
- Winterthur Museum Pattern Set, Old Otterbine Quilt, Item #200-001, available from: Winterthur Museum. Each block below is identified by WTH followed by a number.
- Elizabeth MacCullough Hervey Set, available from: Baltimore Appliqué Society (scroll down on their web page). Each block below is identified by EMH followed by a number.
- Other individual patterns are available at the time of the class and these blocks are identified by MLU followed by a letter and a number.
Click on a picture to open it in a new window. The class and lecture window will remain open.
Each finished block size is 18" unless noted differently.