Regional styles and techniques do not stop at geographic borders. Many designs, layouts, and details characteristic or even typical of Maryland and Virginia, were shared with quilts from other areas. Quilters brought their design traditions with them as they emigrated, and thus styles and patterns spread. In this section, we show quilt designs moving from Europe to America, becoming popular beyond this region, or emigrating with their makers to newly settled parts of America. On a smaller geographical scale, the Baltimore Album style was copied outside the city in other parts of Maryland.
Made by Elizabeth Tayler Kobler, 1747-1825
Made by Mary Rooker Norris (1785-1868)
Probably made by Mary Lang Harris or Sarah Harris Spencer
Made by Mary Minor Sims Lester (1800-1888)
Made by Catherine Ann “Kitty” Waring (1787-1867)