Made in Baltimore, Maryland, primarily between 1846 and 1854, Baltimore Album quilts were a short-lived fashion of women of the new middle class rather than the wealthy. They exhibited the increasing variety of local and imported fabrics and may have been an adaptation of elite chintz applique quilts. Scholars at the Maryland Historical Society have even found evidence that women purchased blocks or whole quilts as kits. The intricate, layered patterns, however, still required the leisure, patience, and skill available to many of the urban, educated middle class. 

Pattern: 
Album
Maker: 
Elizabeth Ann Gorsuch
Dated
1846
Made in
Baltimore
Maryland
United States
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IQSCM
2005.039.0001