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When Marsha D. Radtke discovered a tattered
quilt in her rural Maryland parsonage attic, she found more
than an old textile. The read and green Baltimore Album quilt
had linked signatures of women with well-known are family
It was the superb workmanship that inspired
Marsha to recreate the quilt's 25 patterns (One of them repeated
in different fabrics) and share this historic treasure with
- Re-drafted for precision and easy to use
- Create your own version of this rare, pre-Civil War classic
- Pattern reference for those who desire authenticity in
This book was inspired by the many quilting friends who wanted
to make the quilt Marsha D. Radtke replicated from the amazingly
intact, signed, 1850s Baltimore Album quilt she came upon
in her rural Maryland parsonage attic.
Marsha grew up in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and started
sewing when she was a child, receiving much inspiration from
her grandmother who could do anything with a needle and thread.
As a young mother, Marsha made the family's clothes and home
decorating items. She taught beginner through tailoring classes
via her local homemakers' group. After working as an operations
manager for several years, she and her husband retired to
Tennessee in 1993, where she began quilting.
Applique has been her first love and has won her many ribbons
and awards, beginning with her very first appliqued quilt.
She feels she is very blessed to have found something she
really enjoys and so many wonderful friends with whom to