Quiltfolk Issue 21: Maryland


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Maryland’s remarkable geography is more than just lines on a map. From its swamps on the Chesapeake Bay to the beaches at the Atlantic Coast; from its vast tracts of farmland to its Appalachian Mountain peaks; from serene riverbanks to the city sidewalks of Baltimore (population: 6 million), Maryland has been called “America in Miniature” for all the variation within the US’s seventh-smallest state.

There is nothing small about the hearts of the Maryland quilt folks we met, however. Staff at Quiltfolk visited the historic Dentzel Carousel in Glen Echo Park with Nisha Bouri and Kim Martucci, the owners of Brimfield Awakening, a quilting store built on their friendship. They spent time on the Eastern shore with Victoria McConnell, president of the Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore, and popped into a UFO meeting with its members. And most readers will be familiar with Baltimore Album quilts, whose out-sized legacy is stewarded by the Baltimore Appliqué Society. (Quilty tip: Make sure to get a look at Maryland’s state flag, which the staff at Quiltfolk think looks a lot like patchwork.)

Once you take a trip with us through beautiful Maryland, we think you’ll understand why three different regions of America want to call it their own. 

180 pages (16 extra pages!) advertisement free, offset printed and perfect bound, full color on uncoated paper. Printed in the USA.