Album quilt

about 1847–50
Designed by Mary Heidenroder Simon (American (born in Lucktersbach, Bavaria, 1810))

Object Place: Baltimore, Maryland, United States


264.2 x 261.62 cm (104 x 103 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Appliquéd cotton, plain weave, pieced and appliquéd with printed plain weave cottons, embroidered with silk thread and quilted, ink and watercolor

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Baltimore album quilt of twenty-five squares; central square of eagle and flag surrounded by floral wreath and baskets, hunting scene below and Goddess of Liberty above. Central squares possibly designed by Mary Simon. Triple outer border of two bands of red and yellow Third Empire style border enclosing white cotton band quilted with laurel vine.


Sold at Sotheby's, January 1987; Hirschl & Adler Gallery; Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Joe and Mary Archer

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously