Detail of a Baltimore Album quilt in the collection of
Debby Cooney & Ronda McAllen
When I heard that the American Quilt Study Group was meeting
in Maryland in 2018 I knew I was going.
They made some pretty spectacular quilts in Maryland and I knew those Maryland quilt historians would hang some show-stopping examples.
These are all details from Debby & Ronda's BAQ
The woman behind the quilt show, Debby Cooney
Debby found a few albums
And showed a couple of her own collection. This is a crib quilt
I had no idea how small the reverse applique feather was until I saw it in person.
Early medallion center detail
I photographed the labels, which were quite informative
so here's a blurry example
Framed Center Medallion
Collection of William Hearn
About the same time.
Reverse Appliqued Wreath
Reverse of the reverse appliqued wreath
In an album top
Peonies from the collection of Brian & Donna Ruppert
With a chintz border
Open Wreath dated 1846 by Carrie L. McCoy of Baltimore
Silk Windmill Blades signed by Mary Kroeger of Baltimore
About 1879. Collection of Stella Rubin
Crib Quilt of chintz swags and laurel leaves
Another from Stella Rubin Antiques
Medallion initialed T.A.C. from Worcester County, Maryland,
Collection of Julianne Hardy
Whitework piece also from Julianne Hardy's collection
Touching Stars with stuffed work quilting
William Hearn Collection
Thanks to Debby and the lenders for a show worth the trip.