Baltimore Quilts

Posted by Ruth on 24 September 2014 | 0 Comments

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Aloha Album Quilt panel

A discussion about applique quilts would not be complete without mentioning the artistry and beauty of the classic Baltimore Album Quilts that were made in Baltimore (and all along the eastern coast of the US) during the mid-to-late 1800's. 

BALTIMORE BASICS, beginning soon, introduces you (beginner and expert alike) to how easy they are to make.  You will learn how to prepare the pattern and fabric for two traditional styles of Baltimore blocks:  a wreath with a bird and berries, and a paper cut block.  Nancy Lee Chong is an expert at 'needleturn' applique, but more importantly, she knows how to teach hand applique to anyone with the desire.  Even though Baltimore Album quilts look intimidating, they are made one stitch at a time -- and this class will convince you that you can do it too!

This is a photo of a Baltimore Album style quilt that Nancy designed in 2001:  Aloha Album.  She and 8 of her applique students made this quilt top in 4 months.  We are not expecting you to make yours in that short period of time, but sometimes a deadline helps us all achieve our dreams.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from an expert, in the comfort of your home.Aloha Album Quilt

For more information about Baltimore Basics online class see the Academy of Quilting website

About Nancy Chong

Nancy Chong saw her first Hawaiian quilt in 1977, in Honolulu, and it changed her life.  She completed her first queen-sized Hawaiian quilt in 1980, and began teaching hand appliqué and Hawaiian quilt making in 1982, when she moved from Oahu to Seattle with her husband and daughter.  Nancy’s degree in education, her experience with all types of appliqué, and her understanding of what a beginner needs have made her one of the best hand appliqué teachers in the U.S.  She has been teaching at Quilt U in 2001 and now teaches at the Academy of Quilting.... read more

quilting classes available at the Academy of Quilting


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