Eye Opening: New Research on Maryland and Virginia Quilts

The DAR Museum brings together experts March 13-14, 2015, for the symposium Eye Opening: New Research in Maryland and Virginia Quilts.

Historians, curators, conservators, and authors come together to present the latest research on quilts of the area.

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March 13, 2015
Length of event:
2 days

Baltimore Album Quilt, About 1848
Made for Betsey Hobbs Harper (b. ca. 1810) and William Harper (b. ca. 1804)
95 in. W x 97.75 in. L; 16 in. square blocks; 12-16 stitches per inch
Gift of Catherine T. Winter, 87.68

About the Symposium:

Speakers include Barbara Brackman, quilt historian and author Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns; Deborah Kraak, Independent Museum Professional; Alden O'Brien, curator, DAR Museum; Ronda Harrell McAllen, quilt historian and author Jewish Baltimore Album Quilts; Bunnie Jordan, quilt historian, appraiser, co-author Quilts of Virginia; Debby Cooney, quilt historian and editor A Maryland Album; and Virginia Vis, quilt historian and conservator. The main event is all day March 14, 2015, with a pre-event the evening of March 13, 2015. Registration begins November 2014. Visit for more details.