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Thread: Baltimore Album Quilt

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    Baltimore Album Quilt

    My daughter is beginning a Baltimore Album Quilt(BAQ). Today we were looking at books and reading on line and I have a question I cannot find an answer for, please help me. What constitutes a BAQ block? Are there set blocks as in Dear Jane, is it any applique block, floral appliques- one source states it is floral appliques, but can also be eagles and historic landmarks. So, what are they? Are there specific patterns? Thank you.

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    Baltimore Album quilts are usually intricate floral appliqué blocks. They can also be florals with a mix of images that reflect the quilter's life or interests. Like with any antique quilt pattern, different regions developed their own twist or adaptations.

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    Take a look at this site for ideas.
    https://www.google.com/search?num=10....1._crnUH6zOjY

    You can click on the individual images for a closer picture.

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    You might also check the Baltimore Applique Society and look at some of the quilts and stories on their site. http://www.baltimoreapplique.com/

    I think these were initially just a way to showcase advanced techniques and masterful needlework. Some blocks are built more around things that were significant to the culture or the recipient.

    I really want to do a BAQ someday. How exciting for your daughter!

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