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Thread: Baltimore Album Quilt

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    Jun 2011
    Long Island, New York

    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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    Mar 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    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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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    Aug 2010
    Piedmont Virginia in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mtns.
    Take a look at this site for ideas.

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

    Jan in VA
    Last edited by Jan in VA; 12-31-2012 at 06:20 PM.
    Jan in VA
    Living in the foothills
    peacefully colors my world.

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    Super Member JulieR's Avatar
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    Emmitsburg, MD
    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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