Have you ever found an old quilt that you just had to have, despite its condition? Something about that quilt just spoke to you, and you felt somehow connected with its maker. This happened to Barbara M. Burnham when she saw an old, worn out, red-and-green Baltimore album-style quilt for sale and just had to own it.
Little was known about the quilt other than it came from an estate in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and that “M.E.C. 1848” was cross-stitched (using two threads of fabric) in the center of one of the blocks. Despite the water stains, paint drippings, and flaking fabric, Barbara was determined to give this quilt new life. With encouragement from her friends at the Baltimore Appliqué Society (where she is a charter member), she reproduced this very challenging quilt.
M.E.C. Remembered will be exhibited in the “Author’s Quilt Exhibit” at the 2013 American Quilter’s Society quilt shows, including Lancaster, March 13-16.
Sign up for Barbara’s appliqué classes during AQS QuiltWeek™- Lancaster 2013.
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