WATCH WJZ AT 1PM: Ravens take on the Dolphins

Va. Historic Area Opens New Baltimore Quilt Exhibit

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Dozens of quilts produced around the middle of the 19th century are going on display at Colonial Williamsburg.

Officials say the exhibit at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum features works influenced by quiltmaking in Baltimore, which was the nation’s third largest city of the time. It runs through April 2014.

The co-curator of the exhibition says “Quilts in the Baltimore Manner” reflects the strong textile industry and innovative quiltmaking styles of America’s largest seaport of the period 1845 to 1855.

Most of the quilts are made in a style known as album quilts made of blocks decorated with intricate designs.

Album quilts were usually a cooperative effort composed of individual signed and inscribed blocks. They were often intended for an honored recipient within a community.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Baltimore

Track Weather On The Go With Our App!
Your Podcast Network Play.it

Listen Live