Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Baltimore Album Quilt of Remembrance

In memory of September 11 2001, here is a beautiful patriotic album quilt.  Louise Robertson hand-appliqued the quilt over the course of several years.  The fireman block was made to honor the firemen's response to 9/11 and as a memorial to the victims.  The quilt contains symbols of freedom, including Lady Liberty and an Eagle block.

Album Quilt by Louise Robertson, quilted by Karolyn "Nubin"Jensen

This lovely quilt won honorable mention at the 2014 Tucson Quilters Fiesta (Arizona).   The golden yellow stars add a bright contrast to the blue bunting of the border.

The fireman block, above, was made to honor the firemen's response to 9-11 and as a memorial to all of the victims.

The statue of Liberty block, above, is surrounded by four flags on flagpoles which form a stylized design.  A classic Eagle block, below, symbolizes freedom.

The bald eagle was chosen as the emblem of the United States in 1782, and it often appears in quilts.  In this quilt, the eagle is shown with (two) olive branches, which are symbols of peace. As in many federal eagle designs, the eagle clutches a scroll with the motto E pluribus unum ("Out of Many, One").

We enjoyed the beautiful hand appliqued details in this colorful cornucopia, which contains bluebells, a cluster of grapes, cherries, an apple, pear, butterfly and bird.  

Image credits:  Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration at the 2014 Tucson Quilters Guild Show. According to Louise Robertson, the quilt is an original design based on an antique quilt, and it was begun in an applique lovers' class. The longarm quilting was by Karolyn "Nubin" Jensen.


  1. What a lovely well-thought-out and executed memorial.

  2. really beautiful remembrance quilt. I love the pumper block. thanks for sharing close ups.


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