In the mid-19th century, a few gifted seamstresses in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, began sewing quilts with appliqués. They shaped tiny, fine bits of fabric into flowers, leaves, fruits and other symbols of joy and fertility. These details were sewn onto the quilt, giving it a completely new style that came to be called Baltimore Album Quilting. The style is represented in museums all over the world, with fantastic works dated from the 19th century on.
Baltimore Album quilts combine traditional quilting with appliqués and heirloom sewing – ideal to make on the Husqvarna Viking Quilt Designer with its appliqué stitches such as E123 made especially for quilting.