Some of the most exciting and elaborate presentation quilts were created in Baltimore, Maryland, in the 19th century. Through research, makers of the individual squares of this particularly beautiful example dated 1854 have been identified as members of the church known as Old Otterbein, or the Second German Reformed Church, on Howard's Hill in the city. The quilt was probably made as a farewell gift for John Russell, the minister who served the church from 1851 to 1854. The intricate design of this quilt is made up of 25 squares, the whole surrounded by red and green double sawtooth borders. This cross stitch ornament features one of those 25 individual squares. The original 1854 presentation quilt is on display at the Winterthur Museum.
Finished size 4½" by 4½" on 18 count Charles Craft fabric. Kit includes material, DMC floss, needle, instructions, and color photograph of finished project. Designed by Barbara Bangser for The Posy Collection.
Order by phone: 1. Call 302-888-4741. 2. Ask for Baltimore Quilt Cross Stitch Kit PC-911.