Saturday, May 21, 2016

Baltimore Album Quilt Revolution

Our American Revolution, that is...At our last Quilt Guild meeting, Rita Verroca presented a number of Baltimore Album squares made by she and her students for a future quilt to be featured in a publication (unfortunately I did not write down the name of the book or author!) All of these wonderful American History squares are hand appliqued.....

Revolutionary War soldiers

Washington Crossing the Delaware

Washington chopping the cherry tree (Rita says, even if it didn't happen...it's part of our American folklore, and represents Washington's honesty and integrity)

Washington commissioning Betsy Ross to make the flag (another probably "never happened" event)

Independence Hall, Philadelphia

Paul Revere's ride

The Custom's House, site of secret meetings

[sorry about the hand!]  Anyway, this represents our nation.

The Liberty Bell

I've forgotten what this house was

Hamilton's Log House

First Washington Memorial (I think this is at his gravesite)

Even though this block was not made up for showing, this is a picture of the kit to make it.  I had to include it, because it is a favorite.  Monticello, Jefferson's home.

5 comments:

  1. Very interesting blocks. And, a whole bunch of hard work!! Very nice.

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  2. wow these blocks are incredible what a slice of history! and the work in finding the right fabrics! thanks for sharing

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  3. These are wonderful, and show many places I loved in Philadelphia!

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  4. Lovely quilt and so much work! A historical piece. I think quilts like this are a work of art.

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  5. How pretty and vibrant the blocks all are and what a great way to show the history!

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